Other places to see, Moscow
Favorite thing: Go the Bolshoy. Even if you are not a fan of ballet or opera it is a wonderful experience. We went to see the opera 'The Tsar's Bride'. It was amazing to be inside this beautiful theatre. The building itself is also impressive. We paid US$30 each for the ticket. I thought that was quite reasonable. The Bolshoy theatre is in Teatralnaya ploshchad. For more information see www.bolshoi.ru
Favorite thing: 7 If interested book Bolshoi tickets well in advance. Ring for details of shows before you arrive. Demand is high. If you asked me before I came here I would have told you I would be the last person in the world to go and see and oprea but I did in Moscow because I was dragged a long. I found it to be one of the best experiences ever. Definately mark the Bolshoi in your diary. The interior is breathtaking.
Visit the Sukhoi design bureau, travel the subways, go to the Bolshoi (buy tickets at the local price! Not the hotel price!), go to the Armory, go to the Arbot market, find the big Moscow book store, visit the Hero's War Memorial but most of all enjoy the people.
Fondest memory: This is a picture of Alexander and his wife Irenya. Alexander was the pushiest and yet most helpful cab driver I have met. We became friends and the three of us visited many places and had great adventures.
Spend at least an afternoon at the Tretyakov Art Gallery. The Tretyakov displays centuries of Russian art, including many ikons, with the Repin picture of Ivan Grozny probably its most famous exhibit. Probably overshadowed on the tourist itinery by Petersburg's European collections, the Tretyakov has been restored and for insight into the cultural heart of Russia is unmissable.
Fondest memory: It has been a long time since I was there but it was the first foreign trip I ever made. Looking about me on that first day, so far from home and everything so very different, started subsequent years of living and working just for the next time I could get away.
Pobedy Park On the road to the airport you'll find the 'Victory Park', here you'll find a long avenue with garden and fountains, the Patriotic Big War Museum as the russian calls the IIWW, and in the middle of the avenue you'll see an obelisk dedicated to Nike (the Greek goddess of victory).
Fondest memory: At the start of that avenue ther's a big flowrs clock. It's a beautiful place for take a picture besides it's in use and it's very precise.
Favorite thing: I suggest you to visit the Gorky Park, is quite pretty, unfortunally now the park is divided in two separate zone; the park and a play zone (like EuroDisney but not so big). I dont't like this new zone, I think it was better when it was just a park, where you can walk in the silence.
Favorite thing: Le batiment de l'ambassade de France ? Moscou est tr?s particulier, cet ancien palais, de style baroque ne se vite h?las pas (le consulat o? entre le public, est un bloc de b?ton hideux).
A city is too big, but countryside still have a taste of old Russia from the farrytales.
Here is one old house and a monestery
Favorite thing: Moscow State University - the building is unique, represents the Stalin's style in Moscow architecture.
Favorite thing: Here some pictures of Sargorsk a place about one hour drive from Moscow as far as I remember. There is the Troize-Sergij-Monastery which was very interesting.