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Yaroslavskoe shosse 44, Moscow, Central Russia, 129337, Russia
Maxima Slavia
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Costs 59% less and rated 10% higher than other 3 star hotels

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Wildfires and Smog in Moscow

by determinetraveler

I will be in Moscow for 5 nights starting August 29th. Should I aviod Moscow or continue with my plans? Will I need a mask and what kind of Mask will it be? Where do I buy a mask? How many of them would I need? Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

Re: Wildfires and Smog in Moscow

by Durfun

29th is a long way from now! The dust (smoke) would definitely have settled by then!

The heat however is a different question! Freakishly high temps this year..

Re: Wildfires and Smog in Moscow

by leics

No-one can possibly say what the situation will be at the end of next week, never mind the end of the month.

Check the situation nearer your date of travel and, if you're really concerned, just bring some masks with you: they're not heavy. You won't need a gas mask, just either fabric or do-it-yourself type masks (the sort for keeping fumes/dust out).

Re: Wildfires and Smog in Moscow

by Morozov

All Muscovites, we hope wind will change his direction after tomorrow. Moscow crematoriums aren’t able to burn dead bodies and bodies are placed in morgue refrigerators. Sad. The main problem is carbon monoxide (its present concentration exceeds normal position on 3-5 times) and phenolic combustion products. So only gas mask helps you but we hope wind will change his direction.

Re: Wildfires and Smog in Moscow

by melek02

I would avoid traveling to Moscow in the next 10 days or so… Except smog we have very hot weather as well…
And it is not adviced by Russian Medical Authorities to be outside in next few days…
Nobody knows what will happened after 20 days, but now it is not the best time to visit Western part of Russia, some foreign consulates evacuated their staff.

Re: Wildfires and Smog in Moscow

by Sunny_cat

In this night there was a big rain, the direction of wind was changed and now it is ok :))))
now is +31C (88F), partly cloudy, Chance of Precip:30% Wind:WSW at 5 mph
We hope in the next week it will be 26-29C

Re: Wildfires and Smog in Moscow

by Sunny_cat

For history, how it was:

Re: Wildfires and Smog in Moscow

by livfaith

They are predicting that the hurricanes that have just hit Petersburg will move down to Moscow later this week. This is good news on the smog and fire front, although I can't say that I'm looking forward to it! If you want to check out the most up-to-date news, try the Russia Today channel on youtube. They seem to have reduced the number of fires recently and the biggest worry now is a nuclear facility just under 300km from Moscow, although, according to the Russian authorites, this is now under control.

Re: Wildfires and Smog in Moscow

by Pablos_new

Weather in Moscow returned to its standards ;)))
Do not forget your umbrella ;)

Travel Tips for Moscow

Bul’varnoe koltso / Boulevard ring

by PolinaS

Would you like to walk along Boulevard Ring? Yes? Great! But if you think that starting at one point of the ring you will get the same place after making a circle you can be a little bit confuse, as the Ring is absolutely not a ring. Boulevard ring has shape of a horseshoe with both ends rest against Moskva-river. I’d prefer to move clockwise – starting on Gogolevsky boulevard and finishing on Yauzsky one. The whole trip takes not more than two hours. The only one disadvantage of the walk is that you have to cross a number of streets which cross the Ring.

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

by dlandt

The tomb of the unknown soldier is just outside the Kremlin walls and through the gates which lie next to the line to see Lenin's Tomb. The Russian soldiers who guard here stand perfectly still, like at most such memorials. There is a changing of the guard here, though I didn't actually get to see it. There is also an eternal flame for remembrance.

In the Middle Ages Moscow was...

by Lyalka

In the Middle Ages Moscow was a typical town-fortress. In the past thick Kremlin walls and high towers proved to be among the best engineering structures in the world.
The walls of Kremlin, which you may see on the old engraving were built by the order of Ivan the 3rd, the Grand Prince of Moscow and All Russia, in 1485-1495, to replace the white-stoned walls built by the order of Prince Dmitry Donskoy. The red-brick walls were erected by Italian masters Anton Fryazin, Mark Fryazin and Pietro Antonio Solario. The towers built by the Italian masters didn't have tent roofs, instead, they were crowned by the overhanging flat roofs with special loop-holes. The towers, which look like the Kremlin ones are found there in Italy, in Ravenna region, while the specific merlons of 'Dove tail' shape are typical to the ancient Italian fortresses located in the vicinity of Vinchenza, Milan and Verona.
In the 17th century the towers got their tent roofs to become the real architectural masterpieces. Totally, the Kremlin has 20 towers. The one, which stands close to Bolshoy Kamenny Most, is called Vodovzvodnaya (Water-Drawing) Tower. In the year of 1633 a special pumping mechanism was built inside the Tower to draw water from Moskva-River for the Court, which had always been there in the Kremlin, up to the reign of Peter the Great. The next one to the right is Blagoveshchenskaya (Annunciation) Tower. This Tower, as well as some other Towers of the Kremlin, received its name from the church located close to it. The next tower, which stands close to Blagoveshchenskaya, is Tainitskaya (Secret) Tower. A secret path from the fortress and a secret chamber were located there, that was why the Tower was called Secret. Then, there are Pervaya Bezymaynnaya (First Nameless) and Vtoraya Bezymyannaya (Second Nameless) Towers; and Petrovskaya (St. Peter's) Tower, which stands close to the Church of Metropolitan Peter and the angular Beklemishevskaya Tower. The last one got its name from the estate of landlords Beklemishevs, the estate was located right in front of the Kremlin wall, across the Moskva-River.

Red Gates

by kris-t

The Red Gates in Moscow used to be a rare example of a triumphal arch built to an exuberantly baroque design.
The original gate, thought to be the first triumphal arch in Russia, was built in wood on behest of Peter the Great to commemorate his victory at Poltava in 1709. In 1753 the wooden arch was demolished and replaced with a stone one. The Arch and a neighbouring church were demolished in 1928 when the avenue they were located on, Sadovoye Koltso was widened according to Lazar Kaganovich's Moscow redevelopment plan. The square that they stood upon was still known as Krasniye Vorota (Red Gates), and in 1935 a metro station of the same name opened. In 1953 one of the famous Stalin's skyscrapers was erected on the square. The square was renamed Lermontovskaya after the Russian author Lermontov in 1962 and was renamed back to Krasniye Vorota in 1986. Some decorative elements of the gate, such as the statue of angel, are exhibited in the Moscow City Museum. Whilst the question of rebuilding the arch has been raised several times, due to the traffic congestion of the square that seems unlikely.

Money: Russian Ruble


Russia is the country of cash, so it is best to pay everything in cash.

In the last years the Russian Ruble has been relatively stable, so it is best to pay in Russian Rubles instead of other currencies. Credit Cards are accepted in a few places like hotels, restaurants or airports.

There are enough cash points all over the town; you find at least one at every metro station. Apart from that, there are plenty of exchange offices in the city centre. Their rates vary slightly.

Before exchanging money at an exchange office, I highly recommend to ask how many Rubles you really get for your currency, just to make sure that no hidden commission will be added.


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Address: Yaroslavskoe shosse 44, Moscow, Central Russia, 129337, Russia