5 star rating: Highly Recommended 23 Reviews

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  • Location:Moscow, Russian Federation
  • Duration:2 hours (approx.)

Communist Moscow: Evening Walking Tour

Discover hidden remnants of the Soviet communist regime on this 2-hour historical tour of Moscow, capital of the Soviet Empire for more than 70 years. With an informative local guide, you’ll learn all about the history of the Soviet Union, from the 1917 Great Socialist Revolution to Perestroika, and see important landmarks of the Soviet era, such as the former KGB headquarters and Revolution Square.

Numbers are limited to 20 on this small-group walking tour, ensuring you’ll enjoy personalized attention from your guide.


  • Explore important landmarks of Soviet-era communist Moscow on a guided walking tour
  • Learn about the city’s political history, from the revolution to end of the Cold War
  • Walk past monuments, memorials and museums from Lubyanka Square
  • See Revolution Square and the former headquarters of the KGB
  • Small-group tour limited to 20 people ensures a personalized experience

What You Can Expect

Communist Moscow: Evening Walking Tour

Bolshoi Theatre

Meet your guide at the Solovetsky Stone, a memorial situated in the center of Lubyanka Square, where you begin your small-group tour of Soviet-era Moscow.

Hear about the history behind the monument, a simple boulder erected in 1990 as a memorial to the victims of political repression. The actual stone was taken from Solovki, one of the Gulag’s many forced labor camps used for political repression during the Stalinist era.

Your guide will also point out the former headquarters of the KGB, located in an impressive building on Lubyanka Square. Completed in 1898 by Aleksandr Ivanov, the monument currently holds the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB), the main successor to the KGB.

From here, walk to Revolution Square, the epicenter of the 1917 Great Socialist Revolution, and learn about many other aspects of historical importance such as Stalin’s terror, secret KGB prisons, the Cold War and the Soviet Movement for Freedom, as well as current Soviet strongholds in the young democratic nation.

Be on the lookout for significant landmarks in the city center such as the Bolshoi Theater, the Museum of Revolution and the Gulag Museum, which documents the labor camps where 14 million prisoners were sent between 1929-1953. Stroll down Moscow’s main avenue, Tverskaya Street; pass Sluzhebny Vhod, a Soviet style-café; and see Eliseevsky Gastronum, the most important grocery store of the USSR. Your tour ends at the Pushkinskaya Square.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

our guide was amazing

Suzanne R
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was my favourite of all the Russian tours, our guide told personal stories of parents and grandparents under the communist regime in a respectful and interesting way. She showed lots of photos from a bygone era and took us to the former sites of the kgb, the gulag work camps and the shooting house amongst other places of interest. It was like a door to the past and really worth going on.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Great. Elena the guide was knowledgeable and enthusiastic with many historic photos to add to the tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

It brought an insight to me to understand the kind of communism in Russia. During the tour we didn't merely talk about communism, but also other terms regarding to Russia. A great thanks again to Elena, our tour guide, we had a great time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

This walking tour was very informative. Our guide, Irina, was very knowledgable and had delightful positive energy. I was pleasantly surprised that we walked and visited so many places. Make sure you have comfortable walking shoes on, as there is alot of walking.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

Fascinating info, I'm really glad we did this

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

Great tour guide, was able to answer all our questions. Really would recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

Fantastic!! Our guide, Elena was fabulous, so knowledgable and clear, brilliant!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

Irina was a wonderful guide on our Communist Moscow walking tour. She was very knowledgeable and happy to answer any questions we had. The tour took us to many buildings, sites, and monuments that we would not have spotted if exploring by ourselves! Very informative and interesting to get the perspective of Communist Moscow from a young local.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

very good - five stars

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