Moscow State University

About Moscow State University
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Leninskiye Gory, building 1 / 39,
Moscow, Russia
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Established in 1755, Russia’s foremost university is over 250 years old. The university was originally situated in and then near Red Square but the main faculties moved to the university’s present location in 1953. The main building is one of Stalin’s seven sisters. Built in 1953, it has 36 floors, is 236 meters high and has four huge wings making it the largest of the seven. It is also one of the most impressive and was the tallest building in Europe when it was built. Inside there are said to be over 5000 rooms and 33 kilometers of corridors. Unfortunately you probably won’t get inside without a student pass. There is not a whole lot else of interest to the tourist on the massive 200 hectare campus, but it is definitely worth walking to the main building from Vorobyovy Gory lookout for a close-up view.
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Nearest metro: Universitet.
From Vorobyovy Gory lookout you will have no trouble locating this building. From metro Universitet (red line), cross the road to the block that has a long fence lined with trees behind it. Walk along the fence on either side until you come to an entrance. Once in the campus grounds you’ll be able to see part of the main building, so just keep walking towards it.
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First To Review: Aleksandra K.
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Aug 9, 2009
The building is magnificent . "It was the tallest building in the world outside of New York City at the time of its construction, and remained the tallest building in Europe until 1990. The central tower is 240 m tall, 36 stories high, and flanked by four huge wings of student and faculty accommodations. It is said to contain a total of 33 kilometers of corridors and 5,000 rooms. Facilities available inside the building include a concert hall, a theatre, a museum, various administrative services, a library, a swimming pool, a police station, a post office, a laundry, a hairdresser's salon, several canteens, bank offices and ATMs, shops, cafeterias, a bomb shelter, etc." If you go there you must see it!!!


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It's huge!
The total number of students enrolled (including post-graduates and part-time students) is 40 000. The staff includes more than 8 500 professors, associates professors and research associates. Currently the number of foreign students and postgraduates is 5000 from 80 countries.
More than 40 000 undergraduates and about 7 000 postgraduates study at the university, and over 5 000 specialists do the refresher course here. More than 4 000 professors and lecturers, and about 5 000 researchers work for the faculties and research institutes. The University employs over 15 000 of ancillary staff.
Every year Moscow University enrolls about 2 000 international students and postgraduates from all over the world.
Moscow University has at its disposal more than 600 buildings and facilities including the sky-scraper on Lenin Hills, occupying over 1 million square metres. The University campus in Moscow covers 205.7 hectares.
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Apr 21, 2010
I was lucky to stay in the Moscow State University Hostel building which is one of the seven similar buildings in Moscow city built majestically tall compared to most other buildings in the city at that time. It was my first visit out of India and a wonderful experience in Moscow city so this place was where I was staying for almost 15 days and since I was hosted by a student who was studying there I did not have to pay anything too!!!
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Aug 21, 2011
I have lived in this 34-floor building on the 16-th floor of zona "B" beeng a student and post_graduate. In front of our window was a whole Moscow down of Vorobiev-mountains. Inside was an own town with shops, cinemas, theatre, swimming pool, canteens, post etc. It was possible to live not to leave the Uni...
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Sep 11, 2011
Well, I'm studying there at the moment, so naturally I've been up the building many times, but as far as I know they also organize tours for those who want to see it. By the way, it's one of the "seven sisters", the seven buildings of the same style, situated all around Moscow ;)
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