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Begin your 2-hour small-group walking tour at Solovetsky Stone, a memorial to victims of political oppression in Lubyanka Square. Your guide will explain the history of the stone and point out Moscow’s former KGB headquarters.

Stroll to Revolution Square. Learn about the 1917 Revolution, along with the Stalin era, the Cold War, the Soviet Movement for Freedom, and other important moments in the history of the USSR.

As you walk through the city, notice landmarks like the Bolshoi Theater, the Museum of Revolution, and the Gulag Museum. Make your way down Tverskaya Street, Moscow’s main avenue. You’ll pass by the Soviet-era cafe Sluzhebny Vhod. View Eliseevsky Gastronum, a famous Moscow grocery store.

Your tour ends at Pushkinskaya Square.

Locations visited
Revolution Square (Ploshchad Revolutsii)
Lubyanka Square
Solovetskiy Stone
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Overview
Learn the Communist history of Moscow on this 2-hour small-group walking tour. And English-speaking guide explains the significance of the squares and streets as you stroll down Moscow’s main avenues. Pass by the former KGB headquarters, the Bolshoi Theater, and a Soviet-era cafe. Pause in Revolution Square to understand the 1917 Revolution that brought the Soviets to power.
Highlights
  • An English-speaking guide illustrates the Soviet history of Moscow
  • Learn about the 1917 Revolution in Revolution Square
  • View many landmarks of Moscow, including the Bolshoi Theater
  • Stroll down Tverskaya Street, Moscow’s main avenue
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Reviewed 6 days ago
Okay but better things to do for less money

We did this tour on our first evening in Moscow. The tour started promptly and was a small group. Our guide was okay but made a very poor taste joke. We were expecting more history of communism and it felt more like a general tour...More

Thank Melanie M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Well curated and a balanced insight into communist Moscow

The tour commenced at the square in front of the Lubyanka prison, just in front of one of the entrance/ exit gates of the Lubyanka Metro station. The exit number was clearly mentioned on the web ticket. It began on the dot of 5.30 pm....More

Thank DrMrinmay
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Interesting for the price

The tour was a good introduction to the city but I was hoping for more of a focus on the communist history and less about just walking around, for example we went into a shopping mall and a grocery store which I am not sure...More

1  Thank svanz27
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Good but not amazing

The guide and the tour were ok, however, I was expecting a little bit more of history and impact in the daily life (how living was under it and how life is now). I can understand that the collapse of the communism is relatively new...More

Thank MFRAUZI
Reviewed 6 July 2018
Great Walking Tour

Elena was our guide and she was very knowledgeable, funny, and friendly. At first I was nervous about walking around for 2 hours (because I get bored very easily, lol) but the time went by very fast because it was such an interesting tour. She...More

Thank Traci W
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