About Moscow State University
M. V. Lomonosov Moscow State University is the largest universiry in Russia, the oldest in Russia and the tallest educational building in the world.Read More
The establishment of the university was instigated by Ivan Shuvalov and Mikhail Lomonosov, and the decree ordering its creation was issued by Russian Empress Elizabeth on 25 January 1755. January 25 is still celebrated as Students' Day in Russia.
Since 1953, most of the faculties have been situated on Sparrow Hills, in the southwest of Moscow. The Main building was designed by architect Lev Vladimirovich Rudnev. In the post-war era, Stalin ordered seven huge tiered neoclassic towers to be built around the city. The MSU Main building is by far the largest of these. It was the tallest building in the world outside of New York City at the time of its construction, and remained the tallest building in Europe until 1990. The central tower is 240 m tall, 36 stories high, and flanked by four huge wings of student and faculty accommodations. It is said to contain a total of 33 kilometers of corridors and 5,000 rooms.
Moscow State University has produced a number of Nobel laureates, Fields Medal winners, and Heads of state. Robert Mugabe has an honorary doctorate of law from the University
Moscow State University Tours
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