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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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Beautiful grounds if you're willing to walk them.

Ignore those saying that it's just a big building. This is the Oxford/Harvard of Russia and the grounds are very nice, as witnessed by the large number of locals that use them... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Ignore those saying that it's just a big building. This is the Oxford/Harvard of Russia and the grounds are very nice, as witnessed by the large number of locals that use them for recreation. They have a ski jump in the winter and roll people down the hill in inflatable balls during the summer. People let their children swim and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Very nice bilding. But qiute far away from metro station. As you can not get inside to see the uversity not worth going there and spending almost 3 hours. but the nature is nice. poor choice of eating pleces.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This is an incredible structure easily accessbile by public transit. Great view of the city from this viewpoint as well. We wanted to buy tshirts but could not find any in the winter.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Generally local tourists visit there. But the atmosphere is great. You should visit the terrace in front of the university. The view is amazing. Dont skip to visit here during your Moscow visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

The Stalinist architecture was very intriguing yet majestic! I always dreamed to attend MGU and study Russian and history and even music there. I truly embrace myself with all the Russian love from the uni. MGU the most renowned uni of Russia and possibly of Europe.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

The building that is the subject of this review is just one of many buildings of the Moscow State University. Officially it is called - main building, aka GZ (its acronym in Russian). The central part is the study area. The wings host professors' apartments (!) and post-graduate student dormitories. If you get a chance visit one of the top... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

This building is magnificent, megalomaniac, yet creepy. The Lenin-woods surround this university, and there is a great view to the city's new business district with skyscrapers and the Luzhniky Olympic Stadium with a great ski jump tower.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

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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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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