Lomonosov Moscow State University


The central building of Moscow State University (MGU) is the 6th highest building in the capital of Russia and it's one of the well-known Stalin's skyscrapers – the best examples of Soviet architecture. The main building of MGU was constructed in 1949-1953. Stalin personally approved the project and outlay of this construction.

The height of the central building of MGU is 240 meters with a spire. The tower was the highest building in Europe for 37 years until the construction of the Messeturm skyscraper in Frankfurt in 1990. The clocks of the main building of MGU are the biggest in Russia and the barometer and thermometer are the biggest in the world. There is plenty of space around this building and there's a possibility to enjoy a full view of splendid construction. The view of the Tower from Vorobyovy Gory's viewpoint is stunning.

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