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Private Tour of Communist Moscow: Hidden pages of USSR

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Stop At: Solovetskiy Stone, Lubyanskaya Square, Moscow 101000 Russia

Meet your guide at the Solovetsky Stone, a memorial situated in the centre of Lubyanka Square, where you begin your tour of Soviet-era Moscow.

Hear about the history behind the monument, a simple boulder erected in 1990 as a memorial to the victims of political repression. The actual stone was taken from Solovki, one of the Gulag’s many forced labour camps used for political repression during the Stalinist era.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Lubyanka Square, Moscow 109012 Russia

Your guide will also point out the former headquarters of the KGB, located in an impressive building on Lubyanka Square. Completed in 1898 by Aleksandr Ivanov, the monument currently holds the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB), the main successor to the KGB.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Revolution Square (Ploshchad Revolutsii), Ploschad Revolyutsii Close to Red Square, Moscow 109012 Russia

From here, walk to Revolution Square, the epicentre of the 1917 Great Socialist Revolution, and learn about many other aspects of historical importance such as Stalin’s terror, secret KGB prisons, the Cold War and the Soviet Movement for Freedom, as well as current Soviet strongholds in the young democratic nation.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Bolshoi Theatre, Teatralny dr., 1, Moscow 109012 Russia

Be on the lookout for significant landmarks in the city centre such as the Bolshoi Theater.
The Bolshoi Theatre is a symbol of Russia for all time. It is one of the leading ballet and opera companies in the world. It was awarded this honor due to the major contribution it made to the history of the Russian performing arts.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: The State Central Museum of Contemporary History of Russia, Tverskaya St., 21, Moscow 125009 Russia

The Museum of Contemporary Russian History has an extensive collection (of over 2 million exhibits) that documents the country's political development over the last 150 years.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: State Museum of GULAG's History, 1st Samotechny Lane, 9/1 Metro Dostoevskaya, Moscow 127473 Russia

Look at the Gulag Museum, which documents the labour camps where 14 million prisoners were sent between 1929-1953.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Tverskaya Street (Ulitsa), Tverskaya ulitsa, Moscow Russia

Stroll down Moscow’s main avenue, Tverskaya Street; pass employee entrance ("Sluzhebny Vhod"), a Soviet-style cafe.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Gastronomia Eliseevsky, Tverskaya St., 14, Moscow 125009 Russia

See Eliseevsky Gastronom, the most important grocery store of the USSR.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Pushkin Square, Pushkinskaya ploshchad, Moscow Russia

Your tour ends at the Pushkinskaya Square.

Duration: 15 minutes
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Important Information
Departure Point
Lubyanka Square, Moscow, Russia, 101000
Duration
2h
Return Details
Pushkinskaya ploschad, Moskva, Russia, 127006
Inclusions
  • Professional English-speaking guide assistance. Other languages upon request
Exclusions
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Transport
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Entry/Admission - Bolshoi Theatre
  • Entry/Admission - The State Central Museum of Contemporary History of Russia
  • Entry/Admission - State Museum of GULAG's History
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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