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Russian State Library

Vozdvizhenka, 3/5, Moscow, Russia
+7 800 100-57-90
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Vozdvizhenka, 3/5, Moscow, Russia
+7 800 100-57-90
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dear travelers, any scholar of any subject or a book lover will feel like a kid in a candy store, while visiting exhibits or working on research at this majestic architectural masterpiece. Located directly across from the Kremlin, this repository houses millions of rare volumes...More

Thank Irina I
Reviewed 3 June 2016

Here, in the Vozdvizhenka street, near the Kremlin area, is located this grand state library in Moscow. That is a national library of Russia by its importance, which it has within the boundaries of the country. The entrance is free, we got the visitors badge...More

Thank Oleg Y
Reviewed 22 January 2016

One of the best places I've been to in Moscow. You can visit it for free, at the entrance you will get visitors badge and then you can wander around freely on your own! It is very impressive to see old reading auditoriums, academics and...More

2  Thank Laurynas B
Reviewed 12 August 2015

A nice diversion from the crowded Kremlin triangle can be found in Moskva's huge public library (nicknamed 'Leninski' due to its previous name VI Lenin Library). Blast from the past to see its rows & rows of card catalogues, a system still apparently in use...More

1  Thank Funambulator
Reviewed 31 July 2015 via mobile

Great place for walking around and taking a break from the busy city. I would recommend bringing a book and read it in one of the many beautiful reading rooms. Entrance is free. You just pick up a guest card in the office to the...More

2  Thank Katrine M
Reviewed 25 July 2015

So this is the worlds second largest library after the one in Washington DC. It is literally huge. There is no entrance fee, you just need to say you are a tourist are interested in visiting the interior of the library they would be more...More

1  Thank Abhinav gupta S
Reviewed 29 May 2015

The Russian State Library (previously Lenin library) is the main library in Moscow and is housed in an impressive building close to the Kremlin. Even though it is still in use today, tourists can purchase a single entry (note that you will need some passport...More

2  Thank Hannes R
Reviewed 24 March 2015

If I read Russian, I could live here. There's so much more inside than you think when you see the building. It's sometimes maze-like. As we noticed throughout Russia, this public building was a gathering place for locals. We had lunch sitting around Dostoyevsky's monument,...More

2  Thank myjudge2
Reviewed 20 March 2015

Old tall building,with a statue outside of Dostoevsky outside,could not go in,but stood for ages looking at it,was quite an imposing building.

Thank dave m
Reviewed 24 December 2013

Went to the State Library expecting to find a large room or room/s filled with rows of books as far as the eye could see. Upon my arrival however was pleasantly surprised to find that the place was a maze filled with treasures and interesting...More

3  Thank epaki
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can I access the Internet in public library
29 November 2016|
Response from Oleg Y | Reviewed this property |
Yes, You can.