Lubyanka

Cheka, GPU, NKVD and KGB are all names designating the same Soviet secret police that terrorised, tortured and executed all opponents of the regime considered - rather hastily - to be "counter-revolutionaries" or spies. It was located in a building overlooking Lubyanka Square! Needless to say, the area is not exactly packed with tourists. But its lively little streets, on a very human scale, contain treasures such as the Mayakovsky Museum and some fine palaces (Apraksin House).

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Loubianskaïa Pl.

Nearby tourist attractions

Moscow Polytechnic Museum
Moscow Polytechnic Museum
The collections at the Polytechnic
90 minutes
Vladimir Mayakovsky Museum
Vladimir Mayakovsky Museum
What finer tribute could be given to the
90 minutes
Varvarka Street
Varvarka Street
The massive and now ephemeral presence
30 minutes
Cathedral of the monastery of Our Lady of the Sign
Cathedral of the monastery of Our Lady of the Sign
The cathedral belongs to the monastery
30 minutes
Zariadie Palace or Palace of the Romanov Boyars
Zariadie Palace or Palace of the Romanov Boyars
Zariadie Palace belonged to the Romanov
60 minutes
The Old English Court
The Old English Court
In the mid-16C Ivan the Terrible granted
15 minutes
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Varvarka Street
Varvarka Street
The massive and now ephemeral presence
30 minutes
Cathedral of the monastery of Our Lady of the Sign
Cathedral of the monastery of Our Lady of the Sign
The cathedral belongs to the monastery
30 minutes
Zariadie Palace or Palace of the Romanov Boyars
Zariadie Palace or Palace of the Romanov Boyars
Zariadie Palace belonged to the Romanov
60 minutes
See all