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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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Its Huge

Its Huge & one of the Oldest buildings in Moscow. It situated on one of the high landscape of Moscow. You will be able to survive for one Year in this University without... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its Huge & one of the Oldest buildings in Moscow. It situated on one of the high landscape of Moscow. You will be able to survive for one Year in this University without leaving the boundaries as it has all the amenities for living.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the university is named Lomonosov Moscow State University (MGU).this university is the biggest and has long history in the Moscow.Moscow University is composed of many scattered buildings in different parts of the composition. Among them, the main building is the largest building. last summer i came to Moscow, i visit the university in the rainy day. so it is so... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of Stalin's "Seven Sister Skyscrapers". The architectural design of the main building of Lomonosov Moscow University is stunning. It stands 240 metres tall and 40,000 tonnes of steel were used in its construction. The building is one of the tallest in Europe. It is a magic building in a fantastic setting making for great photos. There are some excellent... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Majestic, massive, monolithic soviet era building. One of the buildings built in Soviet times commonly known as the Seven Sisters. The University is built on a hill and has a very good viewing platform in front of it for seeing probably the best view of Moscow River and City. Unfortunately the weather was not kind the day we went but... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

The architecture is MSU is fascinating.......you will spend plenty of time looking up and inspecting all of the soviet era details you can find. The bonus is the location looking back to Moscow city

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Great place for taking photos. Easy to stroll around the area. A look out point is not far away. You can walk up to the main building -- we did not enter. But we were interested in seeing the grounds which include a variety of icons.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

After many years I visited this spot again. Besides a great view of the university. It is also one of the best spots to look at Moscow.

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

It's the proud of Moscow city. Best students become best people of my country. I've graduated it, maybe I'm not the best but quite satisfied with what I have. It's a large terrirory near Universitet metro station and it will take 20 minutes to take tou to the main building. It's mainly the mathymatics faculty. You can't get inside because... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Another MUST see on a trip to Moscow, on the one hand the University Building on the other there is a gorgeous view overlooking the Moskva and the city

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

It would be special if you have a university that is fascinating and great from touristic point of view. I liked to stop and have photos and it is highly recommended to see it as a tourism attraction beside to academic area.

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