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  1. Russia
  2. Central Federal District
  3. Moscow
  4. Red Square

Moscow: Back in the USSR Small-Group Tour

Product ID: 154020
Explore Russian history from the revolution through the fall of the Soviet Union during this 2-hour guided walk through the streets of Moscow.
About this activity
Duration: 2 hours
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Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Visit the most iconic sites of the former capital of the USSR
  • Uncover the secrets buried in the hidden prisons of the infamous KGB
  • Hear personal stories from your guide about life behind the Iron Curtain
Full description
Learn about the Russian Revolution and life in Soviet Moscow on a 2-hour walk through the city center. Hear about the rise of the Communist party as you follow the steps of the uprising.

See the HQ of the powerful KGB, and hear about political repression in the USSR and Stalin's purges. Although the country was de-Stalinized after the dictator's death, his influence can still be seen in the city's architecture.

Visit Red Square, where victory parades and May demonstrations were held. See the monument to Field Marshal Zhukov, the commander of the Red Army. Explore Tverskaya, the central street of Moscow, and learn about its reconstruction in Soviet times.
  • English-speaking local guide
  • Small-group walking tour
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees
  • Optional gratuities

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Meeting point

The meeting point is in front of the Bolshoi Theater, Theater Square 1, 125009 Moscow. The nearest metro stations are Teatralnaya (green line) and Okhotny Ryad (red line). Your guide will have a sign that reads, Back in the USSR Tour.

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 10 reviews

Review summary

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    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.8 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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A great way to spend two hours!

We really enjoyed the tour with Alexander. He was incredibly knowledgeable, funny, and made you feel comfortable to ask questions (even if they may appear silly/obvious). Both myself and my partner came away from the tour feeling more knowledgeable about the USSR and excited to learn more about the country. Would highly recommend!

August 1, 2018

Absolutely fascinating tour. Marina’s inexhaustible knowledge and enthusiasm, not to mention perfect English, really enable you to gain an understanding of Moscow’s communist past. You will learn so much of the history and culture that it’s impossible to get from the regular tourist trail. Marina is a really friendly, engaging and hospitable guide and this tour is a thoroughly rewarding way to spend a few hours of your trip to Moscow.

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April 16, 2018


Guide was well informed, great English. Really enjoyed ourselves.

July 7, 2018

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