Did you mean?Try your search again
At the western end of the Ulista Arbat was one of my favourite buildings that we got up close to in Moscow, the Foreign Affairs Ministry.
It is one of the ‘Seven Sisters’ – the Gothic style skyscrapers commissioned by Stalin in the 1940’s.
It is a truly unique and imposing looking building. We couldn’t look inside as it was closed, but the outside was interesting enough. We particularly liked the USSR coat of arms decorating the main door.
Written Sep 18, 2005
Address: Smolenskaya-Sennaya ploshchad 32/34
Located just up the hill from St Basil’s Cathedral, the Place of Skulls (or Lobnoye Mesto) is the spot where public executions used to be carried out.
To be honest it is not much to look at – as per the photo, it is a round, walled platform in Red Square, probably appreciated more these days as somewhere for tourists to take the weight off between sites.
Written Sep 19, 2005
Address: In Red Square, just up the slope from St Basil's
What better way to while away a couple of hours on a midsummers afternoon than by taking a relaxing cruise on the Moscow River.
We took an cruise that lasted around 90 minutes. We boarded at the Kiev Station landing, just near Borodinsky most.
On the cruise we passed such sights as the Novodevichy Convent, Hotel Ukraina, Gorky Park, Peter the Great Monument, the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour and the Kremlin.
We jumped off at the stop after Red Square, at Bol Utinsky most, which was conveniently right near our hotel.
A great experience.
Written Sep 19, 2005
Not far along Ulista Arbat, partially hiding under some trees is the Wall of Peace.
This is a wall made from hundreds of individually painted tiles, all with a theme of friendship and unity across the world.
I wouldn’t go out of my way to see it….but if you find yourself wandering down Ulista Arbat, check it out.
Written Sep 20, 2005
A morning spent in the area known as Kitai Gorod, immediately north-east of Red Square, is a walk through much of Moscow's history. The whole area is packed with historic buildings and streets as this is one of the oldest quarters of the city. One street alone, ulitsa Varvarka, has within just a couple of hundred yards a veritable sampler of such buildings. On one side of the street, standing side by side, are no less than 3 lovely churches, a monastery, the boyar house built by the grandfather of the first of the Romanov czars and the "English House" -residence of Elizabeth I's ambassadors to the court of Ivan the Terrible.
The monolithic blockhouse that was the Rossiya Hotel has at last been demolished and for a short while these lovely buildings will not be in the permanent shadow that it cast. Who knows what will go up in its place though - if the scale of recent additions to the city's skyline are anything to go by, it will be neither discreet nor sympathetic.
Updated Oct 8, 2006
Common people , but not moscow fu**ing officials established Master`s museum in nearer entrance to apartment no.50
You can get also excursion from there.
Moscow goverment still doesn`t want to give away Bulgakov`s apartment for his museum.
Apartments in Moscow are very expensive , especially in Centre. And nobody lives now in this apartment.
There are so many very strange things in Russia - as stronger love of common people to writer is , than stronger goverment hates him.
F**ck the officials !
Updated Sep 25, 2004
Address: Bolshaya Sadovaya , 10
In 1991 Moscow was the scene of a coup attempt by the government members opposed to the reforms of Mikhail Gorbachev. When the USSR was dissolved in the same year, Moscow continued to be the capital of Russia. Since then, the emergence of a market economy in Moscow has produced an explosion of Western-style retailing, services, architecture, and lifestyles.
Note the Fallen soldeir and later the Coca Cola Kiosk-the sign of an open Western lifestyle.
Written Dec 1, 2010
home of the Kremlin Guard, the Arsenal was constructed on Peter the Great’s orders as a massive weapons depot. Around its exterior are 800 French cannons, captured by the Russians during Napoleon’s disastrous retreat from Moscow. No entry, don't even think of getting close.
Written Nov 30, 2010
It is situated in the former Narishkinskie Palaty near Visoko-Petrovsky Monastery.
State Literature Museum was founded in 1921 and has 12 branches that occupy several old beautiful mansions in Moscow and Moscow region. Eight of them are house-museums of prominent Russian men of letters. Here you will trace the full history of the development of literature in Russia from ancient manuscripts and first printed books to nowadays.
The Museum's collection counts more than a 1,000,000 exhibits: unique editions, manuscripts and typescripts by prominent writers, rare pieces of art, photographs, and other items connected to the history of Russian literature, classical and modern. There is also a unique collection of writers' voice records (starting with Leo Tolstoy).
The exposition of the main building on Petrovka Street also includes some rare editions by the first Russian publisher Ivan Fedorov.
Open: Wed, Fri from 2 p.m. through 7 p.m., Tue, Thurs, Sat from 11 a.m. through 5 p.m.
Closed: Sunday, Monday
Updated Sep 28, 2006
Address: 28, Petrovka Street
The Borodino Panorama Museum was inaugurated in 1962 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the mighty battle fought between the massed French troops of Napoleon and the Russian soldiers under Field Marshal Kutuzov, which took place in August 1812 just 129 kilometers outside Moscow. The museum is built on the historic site of the village of Fili, where legend has it a council of war was held in a small peasant hut to decide the fate of Moscow and indeed the entire country.
Written Dec 1, 2010
Radisson Royal Hotel Moscow Moscow
5 Reviews and 126 Opinions The Radisson Royal Hotel is a 5-star hotel. There isn't much walking distance to the hotel and it is...
Marriott Moscow Royal Moscow
6 Reviews and 187 Opinions The hotel has a great location, all the central attractions are very close. But the hotel is not...
Swissotel Krasnye Holmy Moscow
2 Reviews and 225 Opinions Moscow's newest hotel with all the amenities Wonderful breakfast champagne & caviar. Very...