Visit to the centre of Russian Europe – Road.Travel

Visit to the centre of Russian Europe

Road Trip Route. Excursion to the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, DK Mir, One of the largest monuments to Lenin, Monument "Center of Russian Europe".

Dubna Science City was a closed city for a long time. Did you know that this is where the synchrophasotron is located? And the fact that many famous physicists lived here, like Frederick Joliot-Curie? This city is unique in its unique atmosphere of intellectual creativity. This journey is a return to the past, to the times of the USSR.

History and Culture, Unobvious locations. From: Moscow

Valeria Azuevskaya. Travel Expert.

Travel Itinerary and Road Trip Route

Day 1: Hi, Dubna!

In the morning we will have an interesting excursion to the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research and a walk on a pine forest. Next, we'll follow it to the Canal named after V.I. Pushkin. Then we will go to the Moscow Canal to see the famous Lenin monument and admire the beautiful sunset at the confluence of the Volga and the Moscow Canal.


Gazpromneft filling station #59

Let's hit the road! To feel more confident on the road, come to the filling station "Gazpromneft" - refuel with quality fuel to full, inflate the tires, fill the washbasin and take coffee with healthy snacks! Cool emotions from the trip!

Why Not?

After a long journey, it's a good idea to eat. I recommend you visit the "Why Not?" steak house. The room, stylized as an English pub, will delight you with a wide range of menus. There are also special discounts and offers on weekdays, thanks to which you can have breakfast on a budget.


Joint Institute for Nuclear Research - the place from which the construction of the closed city of Dubna began. This is where the work on the creation of the atomic bomb in the USSR was carried out. Ordering a tour is easy enough. Not later than 7 days before arrival in JINR, it is necessary to fill in the online form on [institute's site]( and thus to fix date of visit. Please note that tours are available for visitors older than 14 years. The tour lasts 3 hours and includes: visits to laboratories and the JINR Museum, as well as lunch in the dining room. Tours are available on working days from 10:00 to 18:00.

ДК Мир

This place is known thanks to poets-composers, who were forbidden here in Soviet times, such as Vysotsky and Okudzhava. In the foyer there is a permanent exposition dedicated to the history of the founding of the city. The area around the DC is also remarkable. Nearby in the pine forest you can see the monument to V. Vysotsky, scientists B. Pontecorvo and V. V. Vysotsky. Dzhelepov, and also magnificent mosaics of Nadia Lezhe with portraits of great people of Russia.

Центр Российской Европы

Not everyone knows that Dubna is the center of Russian Europe. This monument was erected relatively recently (in 2005). If you take a couple of photos here, you can surprise your friends.


On the bank of the Moscow Canal is the second largest monument to Lenin (36 meters). An interesting fact: in Soviet times on the other bank of the canal there was the Stalin Monument of the same size, from which now you can only see a pedestal.

Стела "Дубна"

When leaving the city, you can take a traditional photo as a memento near the "Dubna" stele.


I recommend dinner on the way to Moscow. You can do it in the restaurant "Venice", which is located in Lobnya. Pleasant prices, varied menu, friendly staff - this is what you need after a busy day.