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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 7 August 2017

A stunning building, high on a hill overlooking the city. It dominates the skyline as you walk towards it along the Moscow river. From that direction it is a bit of a climb, along paths with some considerable steps, towards the summit, but the effort...More

Thank Mary T
Reviewed 7 August 2017

This university is one of other attraction in city while in opposite of university you can watch Moscow from TOP, try it.

Thank 445farids
Reviewed 28 July 2017

This is one of the 'seven sisters' built during Stalin era. Huge structure, great location n lovely greenery. Could not visit from inside though.

Thank vidyapm
Reviewed 27 July 2017

It was good to see one of the seven sister towers up close and learn a little about the university and is many rooms.

Thank lechamp2016
Reviewed 25 July 2017

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

Thank Glasgow restaur... M
Reviewed 14 July 2017

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 13 July 2017

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 7 July 2017

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 29 June 2017

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 26 June 2017

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
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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