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National Library of Russia

1/3 Ostrovskii Square | metro Gostiny Dvor, St. Petersburg 191023, Russia
+7 812 310-71-37
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1/3 Ostrovskii Square | metro Gostiny Dvor, St. Petersburg 191023, Russia
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Reviewed 12 September 2017

We like national libraries and worked hard to try to see this one. As you face the building from Nevsky, the entrance is at the left rear. We walked around the building three times, and spoke to several people in the building, until we figured...More

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Reviewed 9 September 2016

I've visited it without any particular expectation but surprisingly it was probably one from the strongest impressions of all my visits in St.Petersburg. The walls, the furniture, the books - you have an impression to touch the history. Even in the air you can feel...More

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Reviewed 30 May 2015

I needed to see an ancient manuscript in the Oriental Manuscripts building. It required letters from my university and a security check in at the front door. There is not much English spoken by people, but those that need to can help. Walking in this...More

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Reviewed 24 January 2015

This is a newer library - contemporary, nice inside and out, with tons of books and literature. But... I like the old library more. It's centrally located, it's in a nice classic building, and it's just nice and cozy. It fits more the city style....More

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