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Stalin’s epic Moscow State University.

29 August

The building of Moscow State University was one of the biggest construction projects of the Stalin era. More than eight thousand workers – half of them forced labour from the gulags - toiled for four years to build the massive structure. Up until 1990, it was the tallest building in Europe. Inside the university is like a small town, with lecture halls, living accommodation, as well as shops, restaurants, libraries and even a swimming pool.