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Built in the early 16th century, this stone platform was not the site of executions, but an area from which the Tsar's edicts and sentences for criminals were announced.
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Red Square, Moscow 613310, Russia
Red Square & Kitay-gorod
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Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

Why list this as an attraction? Because the folklore brands this stone platform as a place for public execution. That's what we would have come out believing had the local guide not enlightened us. As per her, no executions happened here. Just the announcements or...More

Thank BhawaniPathania
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Reviewed 17 December 2017

Lobnoye Mesto is easily an overlooked stone situated in front of St Basil's Cathedral. Not interesting.

Thank hulagirlSurrey
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

There's nothing really to see and do at this historic execution spot. Still, while visiting Red Square, you might as well take a glimpse of it for a minute or two.

Thank TheShis
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Whilst the history of this place might be interesting, there's not actually that much to see here and it's not really a highlight of a visit to Red Square. If you don't know about the history then the place is even less inspiring. Quick visit...More

Thank KGB777
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

So if you wonder about history of wild asian country like Russia, you should visit this place. Here was a place of executions some time ago. No it is just a place, just some picese of stone. But could you imegine all the pain and...More

Thank alexeyl775
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Reviewed 8 May 2017

While this has a place in Russian History, it is easily overlooked in the shadow of St Basil's Cathedral. When we were there, it was screened off, so unable to get too close to see it, but don't feel that we missed out.

Thank Sandra and Alan S
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

One of the most intresting places in the world! Many people from russian provinces and foreigh contries visit the place during the year/

Thank OLEG25550
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Reviewed 12 November 2016

Lobnoye mesto (Russian: Лобное место) is a 13-meter-long stone platform situated on Red Square in Moscow in front of Saint Basil's Cathedral. Its name is derived from the Russian words for "forehead" (lob) and "place" (mesto). In old Russian lob meant a steep river bank....More

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Reviewed 18 October 2016

You will see this speaking platform just to the left of St Basil's Cathedral on Red Square where many sermons have been hosted years ago. However, it has historical value but is very ordinary to look at.

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Reviewed 15 September 2016

This is not a place you're going to go out of your way to see, but if you're already in Red Square, there it is, so you may as well walk by and check it out. It's essentially just a small elevated platform in the...More

2  Thank JupiterCherry
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