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Lomonosov Moscow State University (MGU)

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Address: Leninskiye Gory, 1, Moscow, Russia
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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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One of the Seven Sister Buildings

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... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My interest was to visit this university for a Long time. Now I visit the Stalin-architecture in Moscow. Thank you.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

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 January 3, 2017 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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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

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 December 18, 2016

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 December 17, 2016

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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