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Lomonosov Moscow State University (MGU)

Address: Leninskiye Gory, 1, Moscow, Russia
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Ranked #9 of 1,332 Attractions in Moscow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Educational Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Lomonosov Moscow State University (MGU) was established in 1755 and has more than 40,000 students...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Educational Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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Statesboro, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This is tallest of "Seven Sisters" - seven skyscrapers build at Stalin time. You can see it from most of points in the city but it takes some time to come to this area from the city's center. If you have time, you must come here, not only to see how grandiose this symbol of Soviet Era is but to... More 

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Juneau, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

The building itself is old and beautiful, and it sits on Vorobyovy mountains with a spectacular view of Moscow. It's the oldest and most famous university in Russia. It's also a symbol of Soviet architecture.

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Hlohovec
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Magnificent building...In Moscow you can find many buildings in this style, but this university reigns over the city :)

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

One of the most impressive architectural universities that I have seen. All I could think of when I first saw it was Russian Hogwart

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Oxford, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The main university building is fantastically large in the Stalinist style. The grounds are nice and the building seems to be well maintained. The location is a bit far from the center but near a metro stop. If you have time, it is interesting to visit.

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Bergen, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

This is probably the coolest building in Moscow! I liked the grand design and ambient lighting during the night. Worth checking out!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

The grounds around the University are beautiful and give you some incredible views of Moscow. The building is also impressive - very Soviet in its style.

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Bucharest, Romania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

A huge grey building that claims to be a university dominating a side of the city. Apparently they have an obsession with this architecture as they have many others smaller ones in the city.

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I went here to see the view of Moscow, quite cool and a lot of brides get there photos taken here.. I guess the University is good as well!

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Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

My girlfriend is studying there, went to meet her. it is a very impressive old building, one of the remains from the soviet union. Except from the building itself through there is nothing to see there.

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