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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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Great building

There was a lot of building work going on when I was there, so it detracted a little, but still, this is a wonderful example of Soviet Russian architecture.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There was a lot of building work going on when I was there, so it detracted a little, but still, this is a wonderful example of Soviet Russian architecture.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worth to see it.Magnificent campus,building! They really invest in education a lot. You can not come in,but you can take photos in fron of it.Whole campus is under the cameras and it's like a small town( students town). Really nice picture of Russia. We love it! 😍

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Moscow, Russia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not even in the top one thousand universities in the world; why would you choose to visit this Stalinist monument?

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I made the mistake of attending a course lecture at the university while attending a oil/gas structural seminar at the Zonenstein Conference - plan on learning Russian if you attend a course. There are the classic Russian tourist items for sale in-front of the University.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This fantastic place is one of the best ones in Moscow; unfortunately you can not visit the inside of the university and they only let you take a photo with outside of it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

Its Huge & one of the Oldest buildings in Moscow. It situated on one of the high landscape of Moscow. You will be able to survive for one Year in this University without leaving the boundaries as it has all the amenities for living.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

the university is named Lomonosov Moscow State University (MGU).this university is the biggest and has long history in the Moscow.Moscow University is composed of many scattered buildings in different parts of the composition. Among them, the main building is the largest building. last summer i came to Moscow, i visit the university in the rainy day. so it is so... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

One of Stalin's "Seven Sister Skyscrapers". The architectural design of the main building of Lomonosov Moscow University is stunning. It stands 240 metres tall and 40,000 tonnes of steel were used in its construction. The building is one of the tallest in Europe. It is a magic building in a fantastic setting making for great photos. There are some excellent... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Majestic, massive, monolithic soviet era building. One of the buildings built in Soviet times commonly known as the Seven Sisters. The University is built on a hill and has a very good viewing platform in front of it for seeing probably the best view of Moscow River and City. Unfortunately the weather was not kind the day we went but... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

The architecture is MSU is fascinating.......you will spend plenty of time looking up and inspecting all of the soviet era details you can find. The bonus is the location looking back to Moscow city

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