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Lomonosov Moscow State University (MGU)

Leninskiye Gory, 1, Moscow, Russia
+7 495 939-13-89
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Leninskiye Gory, 1, Moscow, Russia
+7 495 939-13-89
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The size of this building is just spell bining. particularly cause its set in a large carpark which adds to the perspective. But beautiful.

Thank chinnytab
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not beautiful, but the Moscow State University original building and its sister buildings in Moscow (and I understand an 8th one exists in Warsaw) are emblematic of the desire to be part of early 20th Century progress. Because of this both impressive and important. Saw...More

Thank Andrew E
Reviewed 4 November 2017

The Green route of the Hop-on Hop-off tour stops at the overlook at the foot of the Lomonosov building at Moscow State University. It is set back 500 meters or maybe a little more. A short easy walk up a slight incline. A spectacular building...More

Thank Lloyd G
Reviewed 22 October 2017

I cannot believe this is University at first. Iconic 1930 New York Style Building. Near the Sparrow Hill.

Thank hanna186
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We were able to get out to the university and take in the beautiful architecture. We then walked to the viewing area across the road in front of the university and enjoyed a great view of Moscow.

Thank nccarraway
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Wonderful place! Beautiful buildings, especially the Governance Building, in the main entrance. All region is beautiful and deserves a good plan to visit. Consider to go there in the night, because of the lights used for the main buildings. It is really beautiful.

Thank Gljamil
Reviewed 28 September 2017

A very impressive building. We didn't enter the university just toured the grounds and outskirts, but this is an imposing building rivaling some of the best in the West.

Thank Gunner do
Reviewed 24 September 2017

I just had very short time in front of the university, but it made me very impressive as this is the biggest university of the biggest country. I could not explain how great I was feeling on that time.

Thank Phanuwat K
Reviewed 7 September 2017

If you want to get a look at Moscow without a helicopter, then take a trip up to the university and you have the best view.

Thank Geniuslg
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We were taken to this historical yet modern educational Institution of Moscow first thing in the morning as a part of our group tour. we were informed that there is an intense competition for the admission to this very prestigious Russian university. Truly impressive.

Thank P K
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jim m
30 June 2015|
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Response from truderdanny | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I have been visiting Moscow since years for business purposes. The University is a must to see. It's the tallest University in the world. The gathering place in front of the University can be accepted as a terrace of... More