Russian State Library, Moscow

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  • This historical place contains the 3rd largest library in the world and at its entrance stands the monument to the famous Russian author Dostoyevsky.
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  • Good time of day. Not finding one library district works of Agatha Christie, I decided to enroll in a library where the books have to be all-Russian State Library. Recorded very quickly issued a plastic card. The Library operates the electronic order books. I ordered the desired book me and told me that her pop from the store the next day. But I WON'T LET HER hands. I WAS JUST IN SHOCK! I'm not asking Folio from a library of Ivan the terrible. As I explained I should come and read in the reading room. This library is for whom? Students and seniors (all am respectfully). And other categories of residents to look for books on the Internet and download an electronic version? It's a shame and it is not clear why.
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  • it's so much good again in architectural and all things.took watch and be calm till 11:30 that restaurant open.it the best dish and most delicous and also cheep food in moscow really don't loose lunch...  more »
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  • Incredible historical building, a great place to visit or do some work on a rainy day in Moscow. Anybody (Russian or foreigner) can apply for a library card here, and spend time inside or even borrow books. Fantastic views of the Kremlin from the upper floors. You will really feel that epic Soviet feeling when you spend an afternoon/evening here and look outside the big windows.
  • Would have loved to go inside but passing by outside was still impressive. Some stories on the history of this building from a local were more than fascinating.
  • Wow amazingly big library , get free plastic card after showing your passport amd you can enter anytime with it ,free internet, nice environment, there is cafeteria also .
  • The building is not so impressive from the outside, thou with the statue you may get a good photo to show. You may visit the inside, even if you don't have a pass, just ask for a visitor badge - and don't forget to return the badge as you walk out. They are too shy to call out to you in English, and you will not hear them asking for it until the third person asks :)
  • Spent so much time here. It is good source of information

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