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Private Tour of Communist Moscow: Hidden pages of USSR (2 hours)

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

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.

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 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.

Be on the lookout for significant landmarks in the city centre such as the Bolshoi Theater, the Museum of Revolution and the Gulag Museum, which documents the labour camps where 14 million prisoners were sent between 1929-1953. Stroll down Moscow’s main avenue, Tverskaya Street; pass employee entrance ("Sluzhebny Vhod"), a Soviet-style cafe; and see Eliseevsky Gastronom, the most important grocery store of the USSR.

Your tour ends at the Pushkinskaya Square.

Type: Private Tour
Duration: 2 hours
Departure time: 12:00 PM, 02:00 PM, 04:00 PM, 06:00 PM

Important info

Price includes
  • Professional English-speaking guide assistance. Other languages upon request (additional charge may apply)
Not included
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Transport
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
Departure and Return
Departure point: Lubyanka Square, Solovetsky Stone memorial
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)
Return details: Tour concludes at Pushkinskaya Square

Sights included in program

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