'Communist Moscow' walking tour

Discover the remnants of the communist capital of the huge Soviet empire.
Our 3-hour walking tour leads along the streets and squares of the city which preserve the signs and footprints of the communist past. The guide tells you the story how the communist empire evolved from the October 1917 revolt, formation of the Soviet Union under Lenin in 1922, went through the big Terror under Stalin in 1930s, the GULAG system, Khrushev’s “thaw” of 1960s, Brezhnev’s stagnation, and finally collapsed after Gorbachev’s “perestroika” in 1991. The tour leads you through Red Square and Lubyanka with notorious KGB, passes by the Bolshoi theatre where the USSR was proclaimed, Revolution square, and along Tverskaya, Moscow's Main street.

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3 hours


Hotel pickup available


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  • What's included :
    • Local professional historian-guide
    What's excluded :
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Admission fees to St Basil's Cathedral
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Lubyanka Square, Moscow 109012 Russia

    You will see the infamous headquarters of the KGB also known as Lubyanka, the Solovets bolder - the memorial to all victims of the GULAG

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Revolution Square (Ploshchad Revolutsii), Ploschad Revolyutsii Close to Red Square, Moscow 109012 Russia

    You will get to Revolution square and the last Karl Marx monument in Moscow, you will see the Bolshoi theatre where the USSR was proclaimed in 1922.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Red Square, Moscow 109012 Russia

    we will talk about Red October in Red Square where Lenin Mausoleum is placed next to the Kremlin wall and behind the Mausoleum there is necropolis of the Soviet leaders

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Tverskaya Street (Ulitsa), Tverskaya ulitsa, Moscow Russia

    In Tverskaya the guide will tell you about the ambitious plan of the reconstruction of Moscow, and you will see the buildings which were moved on the rails to 50 meters to widen and straiten the main thoroughfare of the city.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Gastronomia Eliseevsky, Tverskaya St., 14, Moscow 125009 Russia

    You will open the doors of Eliseev Grocery store which In Soviet times was renamed to Gastronom №1 and sold delicatessen products — a rare exception in the time of constant shortages.

    Duration: 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We meet up our guests at the place of their stay in Moscow, such as hotel lobby, apartment entrance or any place at request within city down-town.
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Visit Russia Home & Sightseeing

Activity ID: V-87515P19

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