Gorod Moskva Things to Do

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Gorod Moskva Things to Do

  • Kremlin

    Moscow Things to Do

    Kremlin Armoury is the oldest museum in Russia and one of the richest. Although the Armoury has for centuries been a museum, it still retains its old name. Here, in the time of the princes, grand princes and tsars, arm and armour were made and stored. The collection dates from the time of Ivan the Great and Ivan the Terrible. The heyday of the...

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  • Red Square

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Moscow Things to Do

    As ancient chronicles assert, the Red Square appeared at the end of 15th century, when Ivan III ordered to ruin all wooden buildings, surrounding the Kremlin and threatening with the fire, and to allot this area for a market. That's how the first name of the square - Trade Square ("Torgovaya") appeared. However, in 16th century the Square was...

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  • Red Square - Saint Basil Cathedral

    Moscow Things to Do

    Among all the buildings on the Red Square there is one very special. It is a memorial of the great victory: in 1552 the Kazan Khanate, part of the former Golden Orda, was defeated and Kazan was added to the Russian State. The Church of St. Basil was attached to the north-eastern part of the building later, in 1588. Since 1923 it is a museum of...

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  • KGB Headquarters Lubyanka

    Moscow Things to Do

    Back in 1979 I was on a student tour in the Soviet Union (as it was called) While in Moscow I walked around the KBG headquarters to see what it was all about. There was a basement window with steel bars. It was bare except for some metal cups and eating utensils. In the next room were crew-cut young men in white shirts and black neckties sitting at...

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  • Red Square - Lenin Mausoleum

    Moscow Things to Do

    We are history buffs, and have an interest in Russian and Soviet History. Vladimir Lenin is arguably one of the most recognised faces in world history and his policies had a far reaching impact not just on Russia and the Soviet Union, but on other nations and societies as well. We visited Lenin's mausoleum at Red Square in Moscow. Lenin died on...

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  • Tverskaya Street

    4 out of 5 stars

    Moscow Things to Do

    This is Tverskaya Street – leading, as the name suggests, to the city of Tver. The other, unofficial name is Piterskaya: if you go all the way through to the Leningrad prospect and drive further about a day long, you will actually arrive in St.Petersburg – quite logically, at the Moskovsky prospect. From here comes the folk song ‘Along the...

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  • VDNKh Exhibition

    4 out of 5 stars

    Moscow Things to Do

    At first this statue became for an exhibition in Paris.1937 . The idea to crown the Soviet pavilion of the World Parisian exhibition of pavilion monument « Worker and Farmer», executed of metal, belongs to architect B.M.Iofanu. V.I.Muhina is sculptor of this monument. When the exhibition was closed, in France there was a desire to leave a monument...

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  • Gorky Park

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Moscow Things to Do

    On a pleasantly balmy June evening, with the sun setting, the pace of life in Gorky Park gently slows. It's still just as busy as it was in the afternoon but people are more content to just stroll the gardens, sit in the cafes or on the benches and watch the world go by. A few of the older kids are still roller-skating and skateboarding but not...

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  • Arbat Street

    Moscow Things to Do

    Good news: The widely known – in narrow circles – Melnikov House will soon become a museum. Err… ‘Soon’ is a very vague notion in Russian, it may be tomorrow, it may be next century. Hopefully the authorities will hurry, as this symbol of the 1920s experimental art is currently not in a very good shape. Indeed, it’s a miracle it had survived,...

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  • Metro

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Moscow Things to Do

    Excellent underground transportation system, modern efficient trains and spotless stations that resemble art galleries. Tickets cover journeys made, can change lines but only counts as one journey once you leave a station totally.

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  • Vorobievy Hills

    Moscow Things to Do

    Sparrow Hills (Russian: Воробьёвы го́ры, read: Vorobyovy Gory) is a hill on the right bank of the Moskva River. My group and I visit this hill on our first organized tour trough city. This is one of highest points in Moscow, reaching a height of 220 m (720 ft), or...

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  • Bolshoi Theatre

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Moscow Things to Do

    Good news – now you can watch Bolshoi on scree.. If you happen to be in Moscow, you can catch the show in several Moscow cinemas - 'Formula Kino' chain, all centrally located: Evropa at Kiev railway station square, 2 Gorisont at Komsomolsky prospekt, 21/10 City at Presnenskaya quay, 2 Starting 7 p.m. – a good budget substitution for the grand...

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  • Red Square - G.U.M. - Gosudarstevemy...

    Moscow Things to Do

    GUM (Russian: ГУМ, is abbreviation of the Russian: Главный универсальный магазин, read: Glavnyi Universalnyi Magazin, with meaning "main universal store") is the name of...

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  • Cathedral of Christ the Redeemer

    Moscow Things to Do

    The last time that I visited the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour was in the year 2007. It is very centrically located, almost next door to the Kremlin. I crossed on foot the Patriarch Bridge and entered the Cathedral. Religious fervor in Russia is great. All the women, without exception, covered their heads with a handkerchief. In Spain, for...

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  • Boat Trips

    Moscow Things to Do

    Bogdan Khmelnitsky Bridge is the steel arch foot bridge through the Moskva River in Moscow. On this site from 1905 till 1907 was built bridge whose serve as railroad bridge for the Little Ring of the Moscow Railway. Authors was engineer Lavr Proskuryakov and architect Alexander Pomerantsev. In that period the bridge was call Krasnolushskyi...

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  • Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

    Moscow Things to Do

    The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (Russian: Могила Неизвестного Солдата, read: Mogila Neizvestnova Soldata) is a war memorial, dedicated to the Soviet soldiers killed during WWII. It is located at the...

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  • Alexander Garden

    Moscow Things to Do

    If you got tired of the sightseengs you should go to the Alexander Gardens just close to the Kremlin Walls. It is one of the first urban public parks in Moscow and consists of three parts: Upper Garden, Middle Garden and Lower Garden. It stretches along all the length of the western Kremlin wall about a kilometer between the building of the Moscow...

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  • Ostankino TV Tower

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Moscow Things to Do

    Metro station - VDNH Tikcet - for students and kids - 300 RUB, for adults - 650 RUB. Saturday, Sunday - 800 RUB. You need to book a suitable time for you on their webpage. You should go 1 houre before excursion. You can take only mobile phone and photo camera with you, passpost of course. Excursion lasts about 1 - 1,5 houre. You will go up using...

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  • Red Square - State History Museum

    Moscow Things to Do

    State Historical Museum stands on the central square of Moscow beside the walls of the ancient Kremlin and is the largest national museum in Russia. It was established in 1872 by public demand but under royal patronage of Alexander III.The museum halls are arranged so that the painted, carved and molded art objects represent the artistic and...

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  • Poklonnaya Gora & Kutuzovsky Avenue

    Moscow Things to Do

    Poklonnaya Gora is one of the highest spots in Moscow, standing at 171 metres. Located west from the centre of the city, it is home to many interesting sites. The main one is Park Pobedy (Victory Park), a green space unveiled in 1995 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the end of the Great Patriotic War (known as World War II outside of...

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  • Kremlin - Ivan the Great Bell Tower

    Moscow Things to Do

    The architectural ensemble of the Ivan the Great Belltower includes the pillar-belltower, the belfry and the Philaret extension. The architect Bon Friazin constructed initial belltower in 1505-1508 on a place of ancient church John Lestvichnik of the XIV century. The height of the belltower was about 60 meters. The pillar of the belltower was...

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  • Vysotki - Seven Sisters

    Moscow Things to Do

    Stalin did build seven other skyscrapers however, allegedly inspired by the Municipal Building in New York. They form a series of huge, cathedral-like structures with intricate exteriors and are given various labels: 'The Seven Sisters', 'Stalinist Gothic', 'wedding cake architecture' and so on.

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  • Novodevichyi Convent

    Moscow Things to Do

    It has been founded during 1524 and here used to retire high society women, some willing, some not. The most important building of the monastery is the Smolensk cathedral, built copying the style of assumption cathedral in kremlin. Other sites worth a visit in the monastery are: the bell tower the Assunption church and Ambrosievskaya tserkov. To...

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  • Tretyakov Gallery

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Moscow Things to Do

    The State Tretyakov Gallery (Russian: Государственная Третьяковская Галерея, read: Gosudarstvennaya Tretyâkovskaya Galerey) is famous art...

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  • Red Square - Kazan Cathedral

    Moscow Things to Do

    En la parte norte de la Plaza Roja, cerca de la puerta de la Resurección se construyó una catedral para conmemorar expulsión de los Polacos bajo la advocación de la virgen de Kazan . Es uno de los iconos más venerados en Moscú La iglesia ha sido destruida y reconstruida muchas veces , la que visitamos es la primera reconstrucción que se hizo, con...

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  • Red Square - Resurrection Gate

    Moscow Things to Do

    The current Resurrection Gate and chapel are replicas that were built in the 1990s. The icon of the Iverskaya Virgin, like the icon of the Kazan Virgin, was very honored in Moscow. There is a legend that during the time of the iconoclasts, the icon was pierced in the cheek by a lance and suddenly it started bleeding . This bleeding wound remained...

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  • Kremlin - Great Palace

    Moscow Things to Do

    The Great Kremlin Palace was formerly the tsar's Moscow residence. The palace, which has more than 700 rooms, was built for Tsar Nicholas I between 1838 and 1849 by Konstantin A.Thon and Nikolay A. Chichagov and associates. It comprises the Palace of Facet sand the Holy Vestibule, parts of a 15th-century Palace, the Tsariza's Golden Chamber from...

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  • Pushkin Fine Arts Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Moscow Things to Do

    The Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts (Russian: Музей изобразительных искусств им. А.С. Пушкина) is largest museum in...

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  • Old Circus - Nikulin Circus

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Moscow Things to Do

    There are two circuses in Moscow, the old circus near the river and the new circus in T'snetnoy Bul'Var. The new circus is the better of the two. They have the most elaborate display of animal training I have ever seen: multiple dogs, seals, monkeys, bears, lions. This is the only circus in the world where I have seen a bear honestly riding a...

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  • Manezhnaya Square

    Moscow Things to Do

    Manezhnaya square (Russian: Манежная площадь, read: Manezhnaya ploshchad) or well known as Manege Square is a large pedestrian zone at the heart of Moscow with many interesting details. The square is framed by the Hotel Moskva on the east, the State Historical...

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  • Kitai Gorod

    Moscow Things to Do

    Kitai gorod was my "home" during my short stay in Moscow. At that time, whole area was under constantly construction and it was almost always raining so it was not so great photo moment here. But in one side entrance in main street where we stay I saw a interesting sign. It was written in Russian: "Всем кто...

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  • Kremlin - Assumption Cathedral

    Moscow Things to Do

    The Cathedral of the Assumption was built 1475 - 9 by Italian architect Aristotele Fioravanti. It was and is one of the most important churches in Moscow. Princes were crowned here and almost all of the leaders of the Russian orthodox church are buried here.

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  • Kremlin - Tsar Cannon

    Moscow Things to Do

    The Tsar Cannon is an interesting specimen of sixteenth - century foundry work. It was cast of bronze in 1586 by the Russian master Andrei Shchokhov. Itweighs nearly 40 tons and has a barrel 5.34 m (17 ft) long and a bore of 890 mm (35 in). This is the largest bore of any cannon in the world. Its ornate carriage and the cannon balls lined up near...

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  • Peter the Great Statue

    Moscow Things to Do

    This is a very tall statue. In fact, at 96 meters it is the 8th tallest statue in the world. Here on VT it has been voted one of the ugliest 'buidlings' in the world and VT is not the only one ot have given it such a title. Moscow actually tried to palm it off to Saint Petersburg but, Saint Petersburg told Moscow to get stuffed!!!! I think it is...

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  • Marshall Zhukov Statue

    Moscow Things to Do

    Equestrian statue of Marshal Georgy Zhukov at the Manege Square was made by Vyacheslav Klykov in 1995. It is located right outside the entrance to the Red Square. Zhukov was one of the most brilliant Soviet military commanders. He was one of many Russian historic controversy. I heard and read that many historicist considerate him to be just as...

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  • Kremlin - Annunciation Cathedral

    Moscow Things to Do

    The Cathedral of the Annunciation (the Blagoveshchensky Cathedral) served as the house church of great Moscow princes and tsars.The Cathedral was built in 1484-89 by a team of buildersfrom Pskov as the court church of Grand Prince Ivan III. It was connected by a passage at the gallery level with the palace of the grand prince and laterwith the...

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  • Zoo

    3 out of 5 stars

    Moscow Things to Do

    The Moscow Zoo (Russian: Ìîñêîâñêèé çîîïàðê) was founded in 1864 by a group of professor-biologists, K.F. Rulje, S.A. Usov and A.P. Bogdanov, from the Moscow State University. In 1919, the zoo was nationalized. In 1922, the ownership was transferred to the city of Moscow and has remained under Moscow's control ever since. The zoo had an area of 10...

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  • Tsaritsyno Estate

    Moscow Things to Do

    The history of the Tsaritsyno Palace dates back to the 16th century when Tsarina Irina, the wife of Tsar Fyodor had an estate here. In the following centuries it changed its owner several times. In the late 18th century the complex was partly torn down and rebuilt after plans of empress Catherine the Great. The whole complex, which was never...

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  • Cathedral Square

    Moscow Things to Do

    The Cathedral Square is the oldest part of the Kremlin. I visited it many-many times. Last time it happened in March of 2015. The composition of the square is unusually ceremonial and picturesque. It is surrounded by cathedrals, each of which is a masterpiece of Old-Russian architecture. On the south side, adjoining the Great Kremlin Palace, there...

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  • Kremlin - Tsar Bell

    Moscow Things to Do

    At the foot of the Ivan the Great Bell-Tower,on a granite base (designed by the Neo - classical French architect Auguste - Richard Montferrand), is the world's largest bell, the 210 ton Tsar Bell. It was cast in the Kremlin by the foundry man Ivan Motorin and his son Mikhail in 1733-35. Russian masters Vasily Kobelev, Piotr Kokhtev, Piotr...

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  • Kremlin - Church of the Deposition of...

    Moscow Things to Do

    Church of the Deposition of the Virgine's Robe (the Rizopolozhenija Church) served as a house temple of Russian metropolitans and patriarches. Pskov masters constructed this church in 1485 in traditions of early Moscow architecture. The name of the church is connected with a Christian holiday - transferring of a cope (coverlet) of the Virgin from...

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  • Kolomenskoe Estate

    Moscow Things to Do

    Kolomenskoye (Russian: Коло́менское) is a former royal estate situated several miles to the south-east of Moscow downtown, on the ancient road leading to the town of Kolomna (hence the name). The scenic area which overlooks the steep banks of the Moskva River became a part of...

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  • The White House

    Moscow Things to Do

    It was built between 1965 and 1981 and is the home to the government of The Russian Federation. Previously it was he House of The Soviets. In 1993 there was a ten-day conflict (the 1993 Crisis) which was the worst street fighting Moscow has experienced since the Revolution. The building was damaged and there were black scars/burns left over it....

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  • Kremlin - Cathedral of the Dormition

    Moscow Things to Do

    The Dormition (Falling Asleep or Death) of the Virgin, a festival celebrated by the Orthodox Church on the 15th of August,corresponds to the Roman Catholic festival of the Assumption, also celebrated on 15 August. The Cathedral of the Dormition is, therefore, sometimes referred to - incorrectly - as the Cathedral of the Assumption. Inside the...

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  • Red Square - Pokrovskiy Cathedral

    Moscow Things to Do

    In 1812, the French army stabled their horses in St.Basil's Cathedral. Before leaving Moscow, Napoleon ordered it to be blown up, but cold, hunger and fear of sabotage by the people of Moscow prevented the order from being carried out.

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