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Lomonosov Moscow State University (MGU)

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Address: Leninskiye Gory, 1, Moscow, Russia
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Description: Lomonosov Moscow State University (MGU) was established in 1755 and has...
Lomonosov Moscow State University (MGU) was established in 1755 and has more than 40,000 students (graduate and postgraduate). It is considered one of the oldest universities in Moscow and is part of "Stalin's Seven Sisters," a group of Moscow skyscrapers built in the Stalinist style of architecture.
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Huge university with nice view of Moscow

It is a huge building from Stalin times and you have a nice view of Moscow from there. there is also a park you can walk or in the evening you can mingle with Moscow youth there,..

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

It is a huge building from Stalin times and you have a nice view of Moscow from there. there is also a park you can walk or in the evening you can mingle with Moscow youth there,..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The building itself looks super-huge and the surrounding is quite spectacular. The massive compound offers a nice walk as well as a wonderful view. The closer I got to the building, the more steep I have to turn my face upwards and it gave me an ache sometimes. Anyhow, the university is such a pleasure to visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This was a great sight to see and it is an incredible building. It is huge so great to go take a walk around to see it fully. I went to see it while it snowed so for pictures it wasn't the best as you can't really see the building fully. I'd recommend to go see it when it's not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

University of Moscow (МГУ)are located at Sparrow Mountain .That not only earns good educate reputation but is the best scenic spot attract tourists arrival. Venders gathering on the left-hand side of school provided the delicious Middle-East burger ,you haven't tasted before .Although huge campus is long distance from downtown but students don't worry purchase necessities ,outlet are nearby .Welcome ,Moscow;Welcome... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Worth the Metro Visit for its stand alone splendour away from the others skyscrapers in Moscow. It would be worth telling people that this is my school for whoever goes here. It has a decent view from the other end of the whole city

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I haven't been inside of this building but it looks very beautiful from Vorobiyovy hills. I think that it is not very important to visit MGU if you don't have enough time, but if you have one week of traveling in Moscow, so you can visit it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I didn't go to see the interior of this building, but looking from outside it is simply magnificent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Our Guide was very good to us. Dr. Prof. Tatyana took us all through the building. I knew this was special when we visited and sat in the chairs of the University Auditorium. On stage was a fine mosaic of Lenin in a revolutionary, "Ill lead the way " pose. This was a special highlight for myself and my wife.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I visited the University in December 2013, and had a snowball fight outside of it. I did not go inside the institution, but it was interesting to see nonetheless.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I have visited Moscow State University, this classic University, one of the top in Moscow, many times to see our Academic partners. I was very impressed with the University and felt it would be a beautiful place to be a student!

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Address: Address: Leninskiye Gory, 1, Moscow, Russia
Location: Europe  >  Russia  >  Central Russia  >  Moscow

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