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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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There are 7 buildings in Moscow with same architecture and design. This University is one of them. Magnificent building and there is a nice view point walking distance from the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We were fortunate to have this as part of a Moscow by night tour. It is a beautiful building and more so with the building lit against the night sky. Grounds are beautiful as well. Not a top 10 sight, but worth the trip to see their best university.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

There are 7 buildings in Moscow with same architecture and design. This University is one of them. Magnificent building and there is a nice view point walking distance from the University from where you can see old Olympic Stadium and the River Moskova

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

If you are in Moscow you should definitely see this building as it's really the best example of Stalin's 7 Moscow skyscrapers and one of the most well-known buildings in Moscow.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

The main building is one of the so famously called "7 Stalin Sisters" - 7 tall buildings built during Stalin's regime and were famed to be the World's tallest for sometime - as told to me by locals. The building, and the surrounding building houses the premier Russian university with thousands of students, many from abroad too. The view in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

an amazing place in a very nice location in front of floor of moscow...you can see a beautiful garden there and watch moscow by a new sight....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We visited the front of the main building of the university, one of the Stalin Sisiters at night, to look at the enlighted building and its refllections in the water pool in front. It was amazing to see how many locals come there at night for certain non-academic activities...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I was first here during the times of Gorbachev (late 80's) and went back in April 2015. The structure is intact and you can enjoy the gardens and the vie from the "mirador" of the city that is a couple of blocks in front of the main building.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Moscow State University boasts of a sprawling complex. Well connected. Excellent view, campus has water body, excellent walk ways, peaceful ambience. It honors its great scientists. You will enjoy a visit to this campus.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Please keep in mind that there are several buildings of Moscow State Lomonosov University – the huge Stalin times building on the top of the Sparrow hills , several modern buildings not far from it, and several old buildings opposite the Kremlin and Manege square. All of them are worthwhile of visit, especially the main building of the University. In... More 

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

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