Lenin Hills

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Lenin Hills

 

(until 1935, Vorob’ev Hills), the name given to the steep right bank of the Moscow River, in the southwestern part of Moscow. The Lenin Hills extend from the mouth of the Setun’ River to the bridge of the Okruzhnaia Railroad, near the Central Park of Culture and Recreation. Rising to an elevation of 80 m, the bank is composed of sand and sandstones lying on Jurassic clays and covered by moraine deposits. It is dissected by many deep ravines, and on the lower slope are landslide knolls. The new building of Moscow State University is situated here.

There is a beautiful panoramic view of Moscow from the Lenin Hills.

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