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Lomonosov Moscow State University (MGU)

Leninskiye Gory, 1, Moscow, Russia
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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A sight to see that is something from another age. Phenomenal architecture worth walking past & seeing.

Thank Natasha C
Reviewed 1 week ago

its worth a visit just to see the sheer opulence of the building actually just a drive by it is good enough

Thank drgopirao
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a brief stop. The history is interesting, but the stop was short. Just across the street is a glorious view of Moscow that was wonderful.

Thank Keith L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This building was build in early 1950's. Very massive, but has great architectural elements. Great Moscow view.

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stalin had 7 buildings built after WWII in the same style. This is the largest one and it is impressive! Plus it has a view of Moscow that is unrivaled. We just did a drive by so cannot address the inside.

Thank sascrat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This amazing building is located on one of the ,hills, surrounding Moscow. The park un front of it is worth a visit as full of flowers and the view from the balcony overlooking the city is amazing.

1  Thank MarcDeby
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Lomonosov University is one out of 7 buildings in Moscow of this "building-structure" which is really impressive. Infront of University is also a park which gives you opportunity for a nice walk in the green and a good few over Moscow.

1  Thank Benjamin W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lomonosov Moscow State University (MGU) is housed in one of seven such buildings in Moscow constructed by Stalin. It is reputed to be one of the best universities in the country. It is close to Vorobyovy Gory [Sparrow Hills]. Entry is forbidden but there are...More

Thank Mayur S
Reviewed 7 May 2017

One of the Seven Sisters buildings located across Moscow and built during the Stalin era, this is now a University building, housing both teaching areas and student accommodation. Built atop the Sparrow Hills, it is an imposing building in a severe manner and when we...More

Thank Sandra and Alan S
Reviewed 1 May 2017

If you visit Sparrow Hill the University is right there so at a minimum take a look so you can see one of the Seven Sisters skyscrapers.

Thank robert-not-home
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jim m
I am visiting Moscow with my wife in December and want to visit as many of the seven sisters as we can as part of researching a self directed art project. I am interested to know how best to visit and see the university.
29 June 2015|
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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