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Lomonosov Moscow State University (MGU)

Leninskiye Gory, 1, Moscow, Russia
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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
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Reviewed yesterday

My friend Yulia arranged for us to have a tour of the university. It was excellent. We were met by a charming assistant professor who spoke perfect English and showed us around. She gave great information about many things including how the university was meant...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

MGU is one of the 7 large structures (7 sisters) built under the orders of Stalin in the city. It looks impressive from outside and claimed that there are over 18,000 classrooms inside. We have a photo stop in front of the university during our...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Impressive skyscraper built under the orders of Stalin. Beautiful park and fountain and it is the place for the State University!!!! A wonder!

Thank fernandocE9816AZ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Moscow State University claims to be the best university of the country, and this is probably true. A largely expanding campus with international students and top class research. The main building is very impressive, but also the newer institutes built around the area are...More

Thank gourmet_ou_gourmand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

very big university! the main building was created in Stalin's time! one of the seven tall building in that time! has got 20000 classrooms!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing building, very impressive from a distance, even more when you get closer. Located on top of a hill, on a clear day the view over the city (even on ground level) is absolutely stunning.

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 15 June 2017

A sight to see that is something from another age. Phenomenal architecture worth walking past & seeing.

Thank Natasha C
Reviewed 14 June 2017

its worth a visit just to see the sheer opulence of the building actually just a drive by it is good enough

Thank drgopirao
Reviewed 6 June 2017

This was a brief stop. The history is interesting, but the stop was short. Just across the street is a glorious view of Moscow that was wonderful.

Thank Keith L
Reviewed 4 June 2017

This building was build in early 1950's. Very massive, but has great architectural elements. Great Moscow view.

Thank Mark D
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jim m
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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