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  • Kremlin

    Moscow Things to Do

    The Moscow Kremlin (Russian: Моско́вский Кремль, read Moskovskiy Kreml) or simply the Kremlin is a historic complex at the heart of Moscow from witch the modern city develops trough century. This complex is framed by the Moskva River (on south),...

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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 - Saint Basil Cathedral

    Moscow Things to Do

    The famous Cathedral of St. Basil the Blessed (Russian: Собор Василия Блаженного) has two official name by Russian Orthodox church: The Cathedral of the Protection of Most Holy Theotokos on the Moat (Russian:...

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  • Red Square

    Moscow Things to Do

    If you come to Moscow for just one day, make sure it is not Thursday. The Kremlin is closed on Thursdays, and not being inside is the same as missing London’s Tower or Louvre in Paris. Morning: The Kremlin Depending on your time and energy (money, too), it may come with or without the Armoury (about 2 hours and about $20). I suggest you go there...

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  • Red Square - Lenin Mausoleum

    Moscow Things to Do

    In Red Square in Moscow (Arch. A.V.Shchusev) is the tomb of V.I.Lenin, and is one of the masterpieces of the Soviet architechture. The first (temporary, wooden) building was opened Jan. 27 1924, near the Senate Tower of the Kremlin in Red Square. Two months later the temporary wooden Mausoleum was closed, and the construction of the new wooden...

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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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  • Tverskaya Street

    Moscow Things to Do

    Tverskaya Street is probably one of the busiest streets in Moscow. It begins from Red Square north to Leningrad Prospect. Where we stayed, hotel Marriot Moscow Grand is located on this busy road. From our hotel only takes 15 minutes casual walking along Tverskaya Street to Red Square. We didn’t notice pedestrian crossing on the busy road, to...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Metro

    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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  • VDNKh Exhibition

    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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  • Bolshoi Theatre

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Gorky Park

    Moscow Things to Do

    Gorky Park was name after Maxim Gorky, an author, the founder of Soviet Realism which was the officially approved type of art in the Soviet Union for approximately sixty years) and political activist. The park or leaisure factory as parks were known as in Soviet times) stretches along the Moskva River and sprawls itself over 300 acres. It was...

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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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  • Novodevichyi Convent

    Moscow Things to Do

    The first time that I visited the Novodevichi Monastir (Nuns Convent) was in the year 1981, in USSR times, together with a group of Spanish tourists, because individual travel in Soviet Union was forbidden. In the touristic program was included a visit to the monastery and what I remember most was the fine collection of icons. I had the opportunity...

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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 Bell

    Moscow Things to Do

    The enormous Tsar Bell is an impressive 6.14 meters in height, 6.6 meters in diameter and weighs some 200 tons, making it the largest bell in the world. The bell's bronze surface is decorated with relief depictions of Tsar Alexei and Empress Anna, who decreed the casting of the first Tsar Bell as well as the one on display today. The first version...

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  • Ostankino TV Tower

    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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  • Kremlin - Tsar Cannon

    Moscow Things to Do

    The Tsar Cannon is an interesting specimen of 16-th century foundry work. It was cast of bronze in 1586 by the Russian master Andrei Shchokhov. It weighs 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 it...

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  • Tretyakov Gallery

    Moscow Things to Do

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

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Old Circus - Nikulin Circus

    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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  • 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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  • Red Square - State History Museum

    Moscow Things to Do

    The State Historical Museum (Russian: Государственный исторический музей, read: Gosudarstvenny istoricheskiy muzyey) of Russia is famous museum of Russian...

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  • Pushkin Fine Arts Museum

    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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  • Alexander Garden

    Moscow Things to Do

    Alexander garden (Russian: Александровский сад, read: Aleksandrovsky Sad) is park in center of City. It is create along the Kremlin's western walls. Beautiful garden with shady trees and broad lanes is fantastic place to rest. The author 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 Patriarchal Cathedral of the Dormition of the Theotokos (Russian: Успенский Собор, read: Uspensky sobor) is a Russian Orthodox cathedral and it is dedicated to the Dormition of the Theotokos (Blessed Virgin Mary). It is located on north side of Cathedral Square....

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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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  • Cathedral Square

    Moscow Things to Do

    The Cathedral Square is located in the Moscow Kremlin. In the square stood the Cathedral of the Dormition, the Archangel Cathedral, Faceted Chambers, Cathedral of Annunciation, Ivan the Great Bell Tower. These are the one I saw and took photograph. Today the Cathedral Square is used for inauguration ceremony of the President of Russia. In the...

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  • Zaryadie

    Moscow Things to Do

    The XVI century English embassy has survived against all odds on Varvarka street in the Kitay-Gorod district. The first English was established in 1553 in this building to facilitate trade with India and the Orient through the Russian territory, and the Muscovy Company was given exclusive and tax-free rights to trade. The Russian merchants grew...

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  • Kremlin - Ivan the Great Bell Tower

    Moscow Things to Do

    The Tzar Bell (Russian: Царь–колокол, read: Tsar-kolokol), also known as the Tsarsky Kolokol or or Royal Bell, is placed between The bell is a 6.14 m high and 6.6m wide with weigh of 201,924 kg. It was made of bronze, but it was broken during casting and has never been rung. The bell...

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  • Kremlin - Church of the Deposition of...

    Moscow Things to Do

    The Church of the Deposition of the Robe (Russian: Церковь Ризоположения) is another church within Kremlin. It is belief that it was build in 1484-1485 by masters from Pskov. It is a cross-building single-domed church (hood-shaped...

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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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  • Vorontsovo Estate

    Moscow Things to Do

    This is the main gates of the Estate Vorontsovo. Built at the end of XVIII c. I like this park with an estate, so you will find many pictures of it on my pages. Main estate building was burned to smoulder in time of Napoleon wars in 1812. Now you can see main gates with guardhouses, Trinity church (in General Tips) and three outbuildings. There...

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  • Park Pobedii

    Moscow Things to Do

    The victory park is a large memorial site dedicated to the Great Patriotic War (WW2). The main feature is a 142m high obelisk, each 10cm representing a day of the war. On the grounds are a church, a mosque and a synagogue and the Museum of the Great Patriotic War.

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  • Zoo

    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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  • Changing of the Guards

    Moscow Things to Do

    Following the Kremlin wall away from the Moskwa River one can observe the changing of the Russian guards. It is situated next to the monument of the fallen soldiers and has a permanent guard honouring the monument.

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  • Church of St Nicolas

    Moscow Things to Do

    St. Nicholas church in Khamovniki is one of my favourites, not only because it is ‘close at hand’ from my office. You will like it, too – it’s close to metro and fast-food, on the way to Leo Tolstoy museum and the much-loved by foreign guests Gorky park is on the other side of the Moscow river. Although you may find this church very typically...

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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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