Sights of Dubna

Bolshaya Volga Side

All Saints Church

  • 1 Ulitsa Priborostroitseley

Further on down Ulitsa Priborostroitelei on the very edge of the city is the All Saints Church located in the City Cemetery. Again this is a relatively modern church having been built between 1993 and 2007. Read more »

Dubna Archaeological and Regional Museum

  • 11 Ulitsa Mokhovaya
  • Tuesday-Friday: 0:00-19:00 (lunch: 14:00-15:00); Weekends:11:00-17:00. Closed on Mondays.

The Dubna Archaeological and Regional Museum is dedicated to the history of the region from ancient time to present day. It includes exhibitions containing lots of fossils and examples of ancient tools, weapons and jewellery. Displays on the city's more modern history are dedicated to the construction of the Moscow Canal, the fate of the Dubna New Matyrs who were killed under Stalin's repression, the war years and Dubna's emergence as a science-city. Read more »

Giant Wooden Chair

  • Ulitsa Priborostroiteley, on the outskirts of the city

Another sight located on this side of the Volga is the curious monument installed by a local furniture factory. It is in the form of a Giant Wooden Chair. Dubna may have been beaten by Volgograd in terms of the biggest Lenin statue, but it has to be the winner in respect of claiming the biggest chair in Russia. Read more »

Joint Institute of Nuclear Research and Museum

  • headquarters at 6 Ulitsa Zholio Kyuri; museum at 6 Ulitsa Flerova
  • Museum - 14:00 to 18:00. Closed on Weekends.

The Joint Institute of Nuclear Research (JINR) occupies a lot of territory of Dubna. It was established in 1956 and is now a major international research centre for various branches of nuclear science. Its Headquarters, known as the House of Scientists, is a rather colourful and grand building. There is also a very small free museum near to the Headquarters of the JINR. The museum has just one hall which displays various examples of scientific instruments as well as photos and… Read more »

Lock Museum

  • 17a Ulitsa Zholio Kyuri

One of the more curious museums in Dubna (and indeed Russia) is a small private museum dedicated to locks (as in the items you find on doors not on canals). The museum's collection contains hundreds of locks of all sizes and ages, as well as several other examples of antique household items. Read more »

Nativity of St John the Baptist Church

  • 3 Ulitsa Pravdy

The Nativity of St John the Baptist Church is a new church which regularly holds services despite its construction not being completely finished. It dates from 2000 when an initiative group succeeded in their wish to construct a church in Dubna. Read more »

Vladimir Vysotsky Monument

  • 1 Alley Vysotskogo (off Ulitsa Vekspera)

Vladimir Vysotsky was a Soviet singer, songwriter, poet and actor whose career spanned from the 1960s to his death in 1980. He was immensely famous during his lifetime and obtained iconic status after his death. In 2008 a sculpture of Vysotsky was unveiled in Dubna to commemorate what would have been his 70th birthday and in remembrance of his performances in Dubna. Read more »

By the Reservoir

Ivankovo Reservoir and Moscow Canal

  • Dmitrovskoe Shosse

Dubna's western border is formed by the Ivankovo Reservoir - a vast water body which was formed by flooding several settlements including the city of Korcheva. The Ivankovo Hydro-Electric Dam forms a bridge from the Levy Bereg side to an island in the Volga. The Moscow Canal (previously known as the Volga-Moscow Canal) starts here and nearby is Lock No. 1, where the canal branches off from the Volga to connect it to the Moscow River.  It also forms the bridge across the Moscow… Read more »

Lebyazhie Lake

  • Dmitrovskoe Shosse

If you carry further on along the coast of the Moscow Canal from opposite the Lenin Monument, you will eventually reach Lebyazhie Lake which has a simple Lighthouse and which is a favourite gathering point for locals to have a barbeque in summer. Read more »

Vladimir Lenin Monument

  • Dmitrovskoe Shosse

On the small island between the Levy Bereg and Bolshaya Volga sides of the city is Dubna’s most famous sight – the giant Vladimir Lenin Monument. This is the second tallest Lenin statue in the world after the one which stands on the Volga-Don Canal in Volgograd. In Dubna Lenin stands 25m tall on a 12m pedestal. The statue was installed in 1937 and was originally facing an equally immense Joseph Stalin monument. However during the time of De-Stalinisation the Stalin monument was… Read more »

Levy Bereg Side

City Park

  • Ulitsa Oktyabrskaya

To the west of Ulitsa Oktyabrskaya is Dubna's city park. In the top corner of the park (where Tsentralnaya Ulitsa crosses Ulitsa Oktyabrskaya) there is a MiG-25 aircraft. The park also has a nice Soviet-style war memorial dedicated to the citizens of Dubna who lost their lives in the Second World War. Read more »

House of Culture

  • 1 Ploschad Kosmonavtov

The pretty House of Culture is located on Ploschad Kosmonavtov (Cosmonaut Square), off the main street in the Levy Bereg district - Tsentralnaya Ulitsa (Central Street). In front of the House of Culture are several excellent mosaics of Soviet heroes of the space race, including Yuri Gagarin. Read more »

Our Lady of Smolensk Church

  • 42 Ulitsa Makarenko

On Ulitsa Makarenko is a cemetery which has a pretty wooden church called the Our Lady of Smolensk Church. This church was rebuilt in 1997 to replace a brick version which once stood here until it was destroyed in 1948. Just next to the Our Lady of Smolensk Church is a second smaller wooden church dedicated to St Ksenia of Petersburg. This church was built between 1998 and 2000. Read more »