Lomonosov Moscow State University (MGU)

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Lomonosov Moscow State University (MGU)

Lomonosov Moscow State University (MGU)
4.5
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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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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia8,957 contributions
The farthest sister
Apr 2021
The famous Lomonosov University is housed in one of the biggest, as well the farthest of the Seven Sisters edifices spread all over Moscow.
All of the sisters were built according to Stalin orders to impress the world with Socialist achievements. However, you can see such edifices right in the city center, so there's almost no need to come here in the southwest suburbs.
Written May 11, 2021
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serdita003
Athens, Greece410 contributions
Fantastic
Jun 2020 • Solo
Remarkable building of Stalin Era is a heart of numerous surrounding faculties of Moscow state University. Very well maintained parks around, pedestrian zone, great place to walk if weather permits. Unfortunately you con not get in unless you have a pass as it is students facility.
Written June 30, 2020
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Igorek007
Savannah, GA1,187 contributions
Massive and impressive building
Jan 2020 • Family
Massive and impressive building, another example of Soviet architecture. Definitely worth the trip, if you into this type of things.
Written January 4, 2020
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ira2010
Hamilton, Canada82 contributions
For outside look it is the "must see" but don't count on getting in
Apr 2019
the classic building of the MSU, one of "7 sisters" is the best out of seven. Be sure you have a knowledgeable guide who could tell you a lot of history of these sisters. More importantly, it is the best and only place where you can comfortably take pictures of Moscow's view. It is a 20-min hike from metro (be sure you have a GPS) or 2 stops on a bus + a hike. Uber is probably the best option if walking is difficult.
Written December 1, 2019
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BackinBracknell
Bracknell, UK1,218 contributions
Massive building
Sep 2019
Surprised to find that this huge imposing building is actually a university. It's one of the "Seven Sisters" which Stalin ordered to be constructed in the late 1940s. You'll see it if you go to the viewpoint at the top of Sparrow Hills.
Written October 26, 2019
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sunsun69s
Hong Kong, China417 contributions
Eventually i got in the Main Build & bought my MGY T-shirt.
Oct 2019 • Solo
Somehow I got in the main build on my 3rd visit.
Things inside not particularly attractive, given the depleted hardware standards. But it didn't stop me to buy a dozen of souvenirs and try one of the student canteens.
The canteens are not anesthestically attractive but the food is very affordable and unreasonably tasty.
Not for every tourists, but if you do have friends studying there, you might try to ask help from your friends.
Written October 25, 2019
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Vinayak
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan92 contributions
Perhaps the most magnificent building of all universities in the world
Oct 2018
Massive building that is simply overwhelming. Is this the biggest university by size of building in the world? It is not often that you see a university with the highest point at 233 meters above the ground.
Very good place to take a walk and admire good views of the city of Moscow. The place is usually bustling with people and I felt very safe walking in this place.
I hope that the quality of education is as awesome as the size of this place.
Written September 6, 2019
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Eduardo Y
Sao Paulo, SP184 contributions
Large green area in Moscow
Sep 2018 • Friends
During the WC2018 it was there where the Fan Fest took place in Moscow.
The building is huge, the surroundings are very ample and green.
Written August 9, 2019
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DeepBhaumik
Kolkata (Calcutta), India40 contributions
Good place to visit
Jun 2019 • Family
Got to see the university building from outside only. Nice ambience with good decoration on the lawn in front of the building.
Written July 31, 2019
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POE
29 contributions
Very SAD state inside.
Jun 2019 • Couples
My husband and I have graduated from this University and were very saddened by the state of the club entrance to the main building.
We were greeted by very rude security guards on a power trip. We were not let inside, despite having our degree certificates with us.
It is real shame that the best university of the country is in such unloved and poor state!
Written June 21, 2019
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