The largest square in Petersburg and one of the biggest in the world
MOSKOVSKAYA SQUARE, in the south part of Moskovsky Avenue, at its intersection with Leninsky Avenue and Tipanova Street. Occupying the territory of 13 hectares, it is recognised as the largest square in St. Petersburg. It was developed according to the General Plan of 1935 as the new administrative centre of the city. In 1936-41, the House of Soviets, a monumental example of the so-called Stalin Classicism, was constructed, there municipal and regional Soviet party establishments were to be quartered (after the Second World War, the building was given over to scientific institutions). Two symmetrical 10-storey residential buildings with shops (1953-56, architect S.B. Speransky) - original "propylaea" of Leninsky Avenue, form the west flank of Moskovskaya Square. In the centre of the square, the monument to V.I. Lenin was placed in 1970. Moskovskaya metro station opened in 1969 on Moskovskaya Square.
There is also a group of fountains on the square. These fountains appeared here in 2006 and were called 'singing fountains'.
- Address: St. Petersburg, Moskovsky prospekt