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.

Details

Season:

  • All Year Round, Daily.

Commentary:

  • Live English-Speaking Guide.

Departure Time:

  • 16:00.

Departure Point:

  • Lubyanka Square, Solovetsky Stone Memorial.

Duration:

  • Approximately 2 Hours.

Ticket Types:

  • Adult tickets aged 12+ years.
  • Child tickets aged 3-11 years.

About The Moscow Communist Walking Tour:

Meet your guide at the Solovetsky Stone, a memorial situated in the center of Lubyanka Square, where you begin your small-group 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 labor camps used for political repression during the Stalinist era.

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.From here, walk to Revolution Square, the epicenter 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.

Be on the lookout for significant landmarks in the city center such as the Bolshoi Theater, the Museum of Revolution and the Gulag Museum, which documents the labor camps where 14 million prisoners were sent between 1929-1953.

Stroll down Moscow’s main avenue, Tverskaya Street; pass Sluzhebny Vhod, a Soviet style-café; and see Eliseevsky Gastronum, the most important grocery store of the USSR. Your tour ends at the Pushkinskaya Square.

Itinerary

  • Former headquarters of the KGB.
  • Lubyanka Square.
  • Bolshoi Theater.
  • Museum of Revolution.
  • Gulag Museum.
  • Tverskaya Street.
  • Sluzhebny Vhod.
  • Eliseevsky Gastronum.
  • Pushkinskaya Square.

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Helpful ticket usage instructions are listed below.

Important Information & Usage instructions

Upon booking you will receive an electronic ticket voucher via email. Please either print or present this on a mobile device to the tour guide at the departure point (Lubyanka Square, Solovetsky Stone Memorial).

Kindly ensure that you arrive at the departure point at least 15 minutes before the tour departure time (16:00).

Numbers are limited to 20 on this small-group walking tour, ensuring you’ll enjoy personalised attention from your guide.

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