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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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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... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

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 6 January 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 3 January 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 19 December 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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