Private Tour of Communist Moscow: Hidden pages of USSR

Discover hidden remnants of the Soviet communist regime on this 2-hour historical tour of Moscow, capital of the Soviet Empire for more than 70 years. With an informative local guide, you’ll learn all about the history of the Soviet Union, from the 1917 Great Socialist Revolution to Perestroika, and see important landmarks of the Soviet era, such as the former KGB headquarters and Revolution Square.
• Explore important landmarks of Soviet-era communist Moscow on a guided walking tour
• Learn about the city’s political history, from the revolution to the end of the Cold War
• Walk past monuments, memorials and museums from Lubyanka Square
• See Revolution Square and the former headquarters of the KGB
• Discover the hidden pages of the Soviet history from the Great October Revolution to Perestroika, from Lenin to Gorbachev
• Learn more about Stalin regime, The GULAG system, Secret KGB prison and how people lived in the Soviet Union

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  • What's included :
    • Professional English-speaking guide assistance. Other languages upon request
    What's excluded :
    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Transport
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities (optional)
    • Entry/Admission - Bolshoi Theatre
    • Entry/Admission - The State Central Museum of Contemporary History of Russia
    • Entry/Admission - State Museum of GULAG's History
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Solovetskiy Stone, Lubyanskaya Square, Moscow 101000 Russia

    Meet your guide at the Solovetsky Stone, a memorial situated in the centre of Lubyanka Square, where you begin your tour of Soviet-era Moscow.

    Hear about the history behind the monument, a simple boulder erected in 1990 as a memorial to the victims of political repression. The actual stone was taken from Solovki, one of the Gulag’s many forced labour camps used for political repression during the Stalinist era.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Lubyanka Square, Moscow 109012 Russia

    Your guide will also point out the former headquarters of the KGB, located in an impressive building on Lubyanka Square. Completed in 1898 by Aleksandr Ivanov, the monument currently holds the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB), the main successor to the KGB.

    Duration: 15 minutes

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

    From here, walk to Revolution Square, the epicentre of the 1917 Great Socialist Revolution, and learn about many other aspects of historical importance such as Stalin’s terror, secret KGB prisons, the Cold War and the Soviet Movement for Freedom, as well as current Soviet strongholds in the young democratic nation.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Bolshoi Theatre, Teatralnaya Sq., 1, Moscow 125009 Russia

    Be on the lookout for significant landmarks in the city centre such as the Bolshoi Theater.
    The Bolshoi Theatre is a symbol of Russia for all time. It is one of the leading ballet and opera companies in the world. It was awarded this honor due to the major contribution it made to the history of the Russian performing arts.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: The State Central Museum of Contemporary History of Russia, Tverskaya St., 21, Moscow 125009 Russia

    The Museum of Contemporary Russian History has an extensive collection (of over 2 million exhibits) that documents the country's political development over the last 150 years.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: State Museum of GULAG's History, 1st Samotechny Lane, 9/1 Metro Dostoevskaya, Moscow 127473 Russia

    Look at the Gulag Museum, which documents the labour camps where 14 million prisoners were sent between 1929-1953.

    Duration: 10 minutes

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

    Stroll down Moscow’s main avenue, Tverskaya Street; pass employee entrance ("Sluzhebny Vhod"), a Soviet-style cafe.

    Duration: 30 minutes

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

    See Eliseevsky Gastronom, the most important grocery store of the USSR.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Pushkin Square, Pushkinskaya ploshchad, Moscow Russia

    Your tour ends at the Pushkinskaya Square.

    Duration: 15 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Lubyanka Square, Moscow, Russia, 101000
    Return Detail :
    Pushkinskaya ploschad, Moskva, Russia, 127006
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • 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 U Visit Russia

Activity ID: V-7772P297

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