Product ID: 19298
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Experience the dark days of Moscow's communist past on a 2-hour walking tour of the Russian capital. From Stalin's secret prisons, to the Gulag and KGB prisons, your guide takes you through the darkest days and into the Soviet movement for freedom.
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Duration 2 hours
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  • Visit the former KGB Headquarters
  • Pay your respects at the Memorial to Victims of Political Repression
  • See the grand Bolshoi Theater (without visiting)
  • Wander down Tverskaya St, the city's main street
  • Head to Eliseevsky Gastronum, the most important and beautiful grocery store in Moscow
  • See the first McDonald's built in the USSR
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For more than 70 years, Moscow was the capital of the huge Soviet empire. The streets of the city are still full of remnants of the communist regime and the Cold War, and the fearsome Soviet strongholds still guard the young democracy in Russia.

On this tour, you will see the following sites:

- Ex-KGB headquarters on Lubyanka Square
- Bolshoi Theatre (without visiting)
- Tverskaya St., the main street of the city
- Eliseevsky Gastronome, the most important (and beautiful) grocery store in the USSR
- The first McDonald's in the USSR

On this tour, you will explore:

- Hidden pages of the Soviet history from the Great October Revolution to Perestroika, from Lenin to Gorbachev
- About the Great Terror under Stalin
- The GULAG system
- Secret KGB prison 
- How people lived in the Soviet Union
  • Guide

When you get there

Meeting point

Lubyanskaya square next to the St. Regis hotel. If you go by metro, take the red line (#1) and get off at Lubyanka metro station and take EXIT 9 or 10 to go outside. The meeting point is in the square just outside the metro station. If you prefer to walk, it's only 5 minutes from Red Square. Take Nikolskaya St from Red Square and walk all the way to the end of it to get to Lubyanskaya Square.

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