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Moscow 109012, Russia
Red Square & Kitay-gorod
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

...you go up the subway staircase.... and land smack at the front door of Lubyanka : the headquarters for Russia's secret police from Imperialist days to the present --- Okhrana, CHEKA, NKVD, FSS. The basement supposedly has soundproof "interrogation" rooms. No tours offered. After recovering...More

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Reviewed 19 December 2017

The Lubyanka building which flanks the square delivers precisely what it indicates as the nerve centre of the KGB and its antecedents as the hub of the repressive regimes after 1924. You cannot go in, which is perhaps a mercy.Having visited Toul Sleng in Pnom...More

Thank Allan C
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

Not too much of interest here apart from the history of the notorious Lubyanka building. Of course it's not actually possible to go inside. Otherwise this is just a very busy traffic intersection without too much to detain you for very long.

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Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

When we visited, the whole area was awash with road construction vehicles, parked silently I suspect until the night when they will come to life to carry on resurfacing the roads in the square. There is also a great deal of adjacent construction work going...More

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Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

If you're interested in history (and if you're not, perhaps you could read a bit about this), Lubyanka square is a must, right across the street from the infamous building that once served as a political prison of the NKVD, as well as headquarters of...More

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Reviewed 7 January 2017

Lubyanskaya Square (Лубянская площадь) is very well known and touristic spot, since here lies several interesting, popular and important buildings (including the monumental KGB Headquarters and the Central Children's Store, which hosts world's largest clock movement), besides hotels, restaurants, cafes and all kind of shops....More

Thank Ana C
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Reviewed 17 December 2016

If you are in Moscow go to the Lubyanka square and have a look at a sinister building of KGB. The stone is the sign for thousands and thousands killed in the 1930ies. Very sad.

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Reviewed 7 July 2016

Either the huge KGB Headquarters, nearby Detskiy Mir or the showrooms of luxurious car brands, there's something for everyone on Lubyanka. Make a stop on your stroll around Moscow city centre.

Thank Tina Q
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Reviewed 16 January 2016

The large yellow brick building in Lubyanka Square used to be the HQ of the KGB. After the fall of the Soviet Union, a stone from the Solovetskiy Gulag was brought to Moscow and set up in this square as a monument to the victims...More

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Reviewed 13 January 2016

This is the sort of place that's worth knowing about if you come to Moscow because it is so central and the streets running off here go to so many interesting places. The Lubyanka Metro station also has one of the most interesting frontages I...More

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GUM Department Store - not just for the sake of
shopping but for the sake of architectural pleasure as
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