Moscow Off The Beaten Path

  • The old English court yard, Moscow
    The old English court yard, Moscow
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  • The Church of the Ascension 2013
    The Church of the Ascension 2013
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  • The old English court yard
    The old English court yard
    by kris-t

Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Moscow

  • 1. Outside Moscow

    On my second trip to Moscow in October 2009 I wanted to take at least one daytrip from the Russian capital. I perused several guide books and finally decided on Sergiyev Posad. Sergiyev Posad, which...

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  • 2. Parks/Walking Routes

    There are multiple botanical gardens in Moscow -- which can be confusing in a city that has a metro station called "Botanical Garden" (Botanichesky Sad). One night, we decided to explore the...

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  • 3. Museums

    While the museum is not the most popular one, you cannot say it's 'off the beaten path'. It's exactly ON 'the beaten path', between the Red Square and Tverskaya street. The finds made during...

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  • 4. Monuments & Landmarks

    My random wanderings took me down through the beautifully-tended, tree-lined gardens which run through the centre of the busy Tverskoy Boulevard. A rather attractive red-headed lady caught my eye and...

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  • 5. Shopping

    Found a wonderful site on Russian wooden houses. Actually it’s not about houses as such, but mainly on carved shutters. Look at this - aren’t they lovely? There is a very ingenious collage, too –...

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  • 6. Moscow University/Vorobievy Hills

    Vorobyovy Gory (Sparrow Hills) is a hill located on the south bank of the Moskva River. Because it is one of the highest points in the city, the views here are quite impressive: on one side, there was...

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  • 7. Estates

    Melikhovo is a lovely day trip destination in Summer. It's about an hour and a half's journey outside Moscow and beautifully set in lovely gardens. Chekhov bought the estate in 1892 and wrote two of...

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  • 8. Moscow Anthem

    The story of the city anthem is too long and complicated to be put in a couple of words. You may want look up the helpful Wikipedia for ‘The Battle of Moscow...

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  • 9. Bolshoy Kamenny Bridge

    Great Stone Bridge (Russian: Bolshoy Kamenny most), crossing the Moskva River at the western end of the Kremlin, was the first permanent stone bridge in...

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  • 10. Catlic church

    The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of the Holy Virgin Mary is one of only two Catholic churchesthe largest in Russia.It's a neo-Gothic church that...

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  • 11. Moscow Kievskaia railway station

    Was opened 29.06.1899 Train movement directions: all trains to the territory of Ukraine and transit in Europe. metro "Kievskaya" Main directions: Ukraine:...

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  • 12. Moscow Paveleckaya railway station

    Was opened 19.01.1900 Train movement directions: Central part of Russia, West-South part of Ukraine, Baltic countries. metro "Paveletskaya" Main directions:...

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  • 13. History of Moscow

    The first chronicle record of Moscow dates from 1147. The foundation of the city of Moscow is related to the name of Yuri Vladimirovich Dolgoruky, a Suzdal...

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  • 14. Some VT member was born here...

    It's not just the house, where I was born, it's an example of Postconstructivism architectural style (early Stalinist architecture before World War II) , wich...

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  • 15. Varvarka Street

    Varvarka Street is the oldest (and MUST see) street of Moscow that dates back to the 12th century. Varvarka is one of the three main streets of Kitai-Gorod. At...

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  • 16. Zero kilometre of Russian highways

    This bronze plaque is marking kilometre zero of the Russian highway system.Situated infront of Iverskie gate (near Red Square) . This is a symbolic place from...

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  • 17. English House, Varvarka

    English House - The old English court yard of the 16-17 century - is next to the church of St. Barbara. It is one of the first civilian stone buildings harking...

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  • 18. Russian Orthodox church - in English

    This is the site of the Russian Orthodox church - in Englishhttp://www.mospat.ru/en/and this is the addressCommunication serviceof the Department for External...

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  • 19. The famous and infamous....

    You can't miss seeing the monstrous (and highly controversial) sculpture of Peter the Great whilst you're in Moscow, and you might think seeing it from afar is...

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  • 20. Getting padlocked

    On a walk across Moscow I came across this bridge with trees full of closed padlocks.I was wandering around watching and wondering what it was all about. I...

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  • 21. Very interesting artwork

    Just over the Kamenny bridge adjacent to the Kremlin and between the river and the canal, there lies a small park. If you were to walk through the park, you...

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  • 22. Georgian food, warm breezes, and Bochkarov beer

    Just over the Kamenny bridge adjacent to the Kremlin and between the river and the canal, there lies a small park. In this park, you can find a cozy outdoor...

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  • 23. Lubyanka

    This is the former KGB headquarters and prison, seen from the window of a limousine. There is no particular reason for a tourist to visit, and it might even...

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  • 24. Catherine's folly

    Guidebooks describe Tsaritsino as "the eerie shell " of a summer palace commissioned by Catherine the Great, 14km from the centre of the city set down in the...

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  • 25. No fishing nowadays

    Tucked away in a quiet square not far from Pushkinskaya ploshchad, Patriarch's Pond is a reminder of the great estates once owned by the Russian church. Once...

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