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National Library of Russia

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Address: 1/3 Ostrovskii Square | metro Gostiny Dvor, St. Petersburg, Russia
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Phone Number: +7 812 310-71-37
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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 September 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 almost tangible breath of history. The Volter's private library is there (Volter is french philosopher).... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 building was like walking in history itself. Russian academics are profound scholars and it was... More 

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Juneau, Alaska
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4 of 5 bubbles 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. The new one is far away. It's very spacious and light. I think they should... More 

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