Leninsky Avenue

It is the second widest street in Moscow after Leningradsky Avenu

Leninsky prospect, Stroitelej and Panfjorova streets crossroad
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Leninsky Avenue  is a major avenue in Moscow, Russia, that runs in the south-western direction between Kaluzhskaya Square in the central part of the city through Gagarin Square to the Moscow Ring Road. 

It is a part of the M3 highway which continues from Moscow to Kaluga and Bryansk and to the border with Ukraine, and provides connections with Kiev and Odessa. 

It is also a part of the European route E101 connecting Moscow to Kiev.

Its width varies between 108 and 120 metres.

Location

Leninsky Avenue continues north beyond Kaluzhskaya Square as Yakimanka Street and southwest beyond the Ring Road as Kievskoye Highway.

Oktyabrskaya and Leninsky Prospekt are the only two metro stations located at the avenue, the second one being named after the avenue itself.

Gagarin Square, Leninsky Avenue
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The major intersections are with the Zhitnaya Street/Krymsky Val (Kaluzhskaya Square), Avenue of 60th Anniversary of October Revolution and Kosygina Street (Gagarin Square, where the avenue also crosses the Moscow Little Ring Railway and the Third Ring Road), Universitetsky Avenue, Lomonosovsky Avenue, Obrucheva Street/Lobachevskogo Street, as well as Vernadsky Avenue.

Moscow at night. A cross of Dmitriya Ulyanova Street and Leninsky Avenue
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In terms of the administrative division, Leninsky Avenue runs through Yakimanka, Gagarinsky, Lomonosovsky, Obruchevsky, Prospekt Vernadskogo, Tyoply Stan, and Troparyovo-Nikulino Districts.

History

The road in place of the current avenue appeared before the 18th century. Tthe area between Kaluzhskaya Square and Kaluzhskaya Zastava Square (currently Gagarin Square) was included as a part of Moscow.

The name of the street was Bolshaya Kaluzhskaya, and the construction in the area was active between the 18th century and the 1940s.

It continued further as Kaluzhskoye Highway and the highway from Moscow to Kiev. All the three parts were merged in 1957, and got a name Leninsky Avenue after Vladimir Lenin.

Phone Code: +7(495) +7(499)

Useful Information

Leninsky Avenue
Russian: Ле́нинский проспе́кт

Notable landmarks

In the vicinity are landmarks as such as Palace of Pioneers.

Public transportation

The stretch between Kaluzhskaya Square and Miklukho-Maklay Street is covered by trolleybus traffic.

The whole avenue is covered by public bus traffic, though the routes typically take short stretches of the avenue, and there is no single route which travels through the whole length of the avenue.