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, 🎅 Winter Trips. From: Moscow

Valeria Azuevskaya. Travel Expert.

Travel Itinerary and Road Trip Route

Day 1: Hi, Dubna!

We will go to the Moskva Canal to see the famous monument to Lenin and visit the museum of cruise missiles. We will see the famous monument to Lenin, visit the museum of cruise missiles and find out why Dubna is called the Centre of Russian Europe.


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!


The second largest monument to Lenin (36 meters) is situated on the bank of the Moscow canal. Interesting fact: in Soviet times on the other bank of the canal there was a monument to Stalin of the same size, of which only the pedestal can be seen now.

Плотина Иваньковской ГЭС

Built in 1937, since that time all main equipment of the dam and hydropower plant, buildings, four bridge cranes have been preserved. This is the first dam that dammed the Volga.

Museum of cruise missiles

Here you can learn about the history of the construction of cruise missiles in the town of Dubna. Mode of operation: Mon - Fri; Tue - Fri - from 10:00 to 19:00; Saturday - Sunday - from 10:00 to 17:00. Ticket prices and additional information about excursions and exhibitions can be found on the [official website](

Why Not?

After a long journey, it's a good idea to grab some food. A good option is the steakhouse "Why Not? The premises, styled as an English pub, will please you with a wide range of menu. There are also special discounts and offers on weekdays, thanks to which you can have a budget breakfast.

Monument to Vladimir Vysotsky

Start your afternoon stroll through one of the city's main parks with a photo session at the monument of the legendary musician Vladimir Vysotsky.

ДК Мир

This place is known for the performances of the poet-composers banned in the Soviet times, e.g. Vysotsky and Okudzhava. In the foyer there is a permanent exhibition dedicated to the history of the city's foundation. Take a walk around the territory around the DK. Nearby, in a pine forest, you can see a monument to V. Vysotsky, scientists B. Pontecorvo and V. Dzhelepov, as well as magnificent mosaics by Nadia Lezhe with portraits of great people of Russia. Then you can go down to the river - to the park on the embankment. Mendeleev embankment park.

Центр Российской Европы

Not everyone knows that Dubna is the center of Russian Europe. This monument was installed relatively recently (in 2005). Having taken a couple of photos here, you will be able to surprise your friends.

Стела "Дубна"

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


You can have dinner in a restaurant in Dmitrov which will please you with a variety of Eastern and European dishes.