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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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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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WOW, It is huge!

It is fascinating to see architecture like this. However due to security reasons we were not ablate visit the interior!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is fascinating to see architecture like this. However due to security reasons we were not ablate visit the interior!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is one of the Seven Sisters building and it's pretty incredible and stunnig. The architecture of the university is something I have never seen before.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Come just to marvel at the sheer volume of this stanlist abomination. The general public is not allowed in, but staggering around outside a building this massive is trippy enough, and a good place to start a walk through the Sparrow hills.

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Warsaw, Poland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the Seven Sisters and by far the biggest. Worth to be seen at least from outside. Monumental bulding from the times when russian architects aspired to New York style of bulding. Bueautiful in a way and definitely the symbol of Moscow, soviet Russia and old Times. To me very pretty.

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Reviewed March 23, 2017

The Seven Sisters are a group of seven skyscrapers in Moscow designed in the Stalinist style. MGU is the first to build. A good place for photography especially during autumn and summer. If lucky, sometimes will have fireworks display.

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Reviewed March 23, 2017

This is the best university in the Russian Federation and I hope that it will one of the best in our world.

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Reviewed March 10, 2017

Worth visiting just to see one of the seven sisters - a very imposing architectural example of the Soviet era.

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Reviewed March 3, 2017

A good place for photography. Don't miss the panorama side opposite to the university, from there you can view the Moscow city.

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Reviewed February 14, 2017

There are seven such buildings in Moscow constructed by Stalin to show the might of Russia during his reign. The Moscow state university is close to sparrow hills, a very popular tourist place in Moscow. Best visited in late evenings when the crowd is excellent and it is bubbling with activities.

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Reviewed January 27, 2017

The building of the Lomonosov Moscow State University is one of the Stalin's Seven sisters buildings has been constructed at the end of Stalin period of power ( about 1947-1949yy). Now this is one of the world biggest university. You can find short video about Moscow State University on my channel: Happy hours of life - Счастливые мгновения

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