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Russian State Library

Vozdvizhenka, 3/5, Moscow, Russia
+7 800 100-57-90
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good26%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
12 Nov 2017
“Soviet style building”
10 Nov 2017
“An average-looking building.”
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Vozdvizhenka, 3/5, Moscow, Russia
+7 800 100-57-90
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

The architecture of this building makes for an interest contrast from the more traditional structures in the vicinity of the Kremlin nearby. This one is more a more modern Soviet style concrete building. The library within is supposedly one of the largest in Europe, which...More

Thank KGB777
Reviewed 10 November 2017

There was nothing too spectacular in this building, other than the fact it houses what is probably the biggest library in Europe. unfortunately, we were not able to visit it, as it was close, so we just took a glimpse at the building itself and...More

Thank TheShis
Reviewed 29 June 2017

it's so much good again in architectural and all things.took watch and be calm till 11:30 that restaurant open.it the best dish and most delicous and also cheep food in moscow really don't loose lunch here.visiting is free

Thank mina h
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Dear travelers, any scholar of any subject or a book lover will feel like a kid in a candy store, while visiting exhibits or working on research at this majestic architectural masterpiece. Located directly across from the Kremlin, this repository houses millions of rare volumes...More

Thank Irina I
Reviewed 3 June 2016

Here, in the Vozdvizhenka street, near the Kremlin area, is located this grand state library in Moscow. That is a national library of Russia by its importance, which it has within the boundaries of the country. The entrance is free, we got the visitors badge...More

Thank Oleg Y
Reviewed 22 January 2016

One of the best places I've been to in Moscow. You can visit it for free, at the entrance you will get visitors badge and then you can wander around freely on your own! It is very impressive to see old reading auditoriums, academics and...More

2  Thank Laurynas B
Reviewed 12 August 2015

A nice diversion from the crowded Kremlin triangle can be found in Moskva's huge public library (nicknamed 'Leninski' due to its previous name VI Lenin Library). Blast from the past to see its rows & rows of card catalogues, a system still apparently in use...More

1  Thank Funambulator
Reviewed 31 July 2015 via mobile

Great place for walking around and taking a break from the busy city. I would recommend bringing a book and read it in one of the many beautiful reading rooms. Entrance is free. You just pick up a guest card in the office to the...More

2  Thank Katrine M
Reviewed 25 July 2015

So this is the worlds second largest library after the one in Washington DC. It is literally huge. There is no entrance fee, you just need to say you are a tourist are interested in visiting the interior of the library they would be more...More

1  Thank Abhinav gupta S
Reviewed 29 May 2015

The Russian State Library (previously Lenin library) is the main library in Moscow and is housed in an impressive building close to the Kremlin. Even though it is still in use today, tourists can purchase a single entry (note that you will need some passport...More

2  Thank Hannes R
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