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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Address : 

Loubianskaïa Pl.

Nearby tourist attractions

Moscow Polytechnic Museum
Moscow Polytechnic Museum
The collections at the Polytechnic
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Vladimir Mayakovsky Museum
Vladimir Mayakovsky Museum
What finer tribute could be given to the
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Varvarka Street
Varvarka Street
The massive and now ephemeral presence
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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
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Zariadie Palace or Palace of the Romanov Boyars
Zariadie Palace or Palace of the Romanov Boyars
Zariadie Palace belonged to the Romanov
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The Old English Court
The Old English Court
In the mid-16C Ivan the Terrible granted
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Varvarka Street
Varvarka Street
The massive and now ephemeral presence
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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
0:30
Zariadie Palace or Palace of the Romanov Boyars
Zariadie Palace or Palace of the Romanov Boyars
Zariadie Palace belonged to the Romanov
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