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Private Moscow Must-See Tour
"Itinerary:Red Square and Alexander Garden Fabulous Red Square and Alexander Garden is the focal point and a traveler's fantasy stop. Definitely got to be visited during the evening when it is incredibly lit up! See Kazan Church Historical Museum burial at the Kremlin Wall Mausoleum Senate tower Senate Spasskaya Tower
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The Armoury Chamber Early Opening Private Museum Tour
"Meet your guide in your hotel lobby in the early morning to be taken to the Kremlin - the oldest part of Moscow. Behind the Kremlin walls you will see many ancient magnificent structures such as the 15th century cathedrals the coronation the wedding and bury place of Russian rulers the bell-tower Patriach’s Palace Grand Kremlin Palace and of course the Armoury Chamber. The Armoury Chamber has a fantastic collection of insignia of Imperial power
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Private Moscow City Tour with Red Square and Kremlin
"The smell of history is in the air! When you think about Russia there is no way Red Square and Kremlin won't pop up. The stories about Moscow are as limitless as your desire to explore. On this tour you'll explore the heart of Moscow in depth. known for its architect Postnik Yakovlev who was blinded by Ivan the Terrible in order to prevent him to duplicate this kind of beauty Lobnoye Mesto (or ""Place of the Skulls"") where big and sometimes terrible events took place Kremlin Tour The Ivan the Great Bell To which started as a royal arsenal in 1508 and nowadays consists of 9 halls with a unique collections of the Russian European and Eastern weapons jewelry and household articles of the tsars belonging to the period from the 5th to the 20th centuries. Learn a ton of fun facts on this private tour with your friendly local guide:Red Square is a result of large fire in fiftee however it was really rare because it was considered sacred and made for royal decrees The Tsar Cannon was never actually used in any war conflicts For about 100 years the Tsar Bell was in a pit The sculptor who created the Min
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More Local Customs in Moscow

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Plunging rouble

I should have started a financial consultancy, really!I told a VT member heading to Moscow that there was no need to buy roubles in advance because the rate may go down.And see what happens - our...
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Roadside Stalls

This probably isn't a specific Moscow thing but I was surprised to note several of these little roadside stalls on the busy, very busy, main road between the city and Domodedovo Airport.The pics were...
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I Was Surprised To Find This Guy Still Here!

Where Josef Stalin is concerned it is pretty much impossible to find a balanced history of the man who led the Soviet Union from 1924 until his death in 1953.Without a doubt Stalin ran the USSR as an...
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Hitching A Lift

This is something I noticed several times during my visit where people would stand just before a bus stop, facing the traffic, and make a sort of wavy hand-gesture at about waist height. Within...
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Love It or Hate It? Peter the Great's Statue

It seems that no modern artist is worth his or her salt unless they can create controversy. This statue by the Georgian-born, Zurab Tseretli certainly stirred up some strong feelings when it was...
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I Thought They Were Revolting Russians!

OK This is just an excuse to use the pic but when I came across these guys on a corner of the square in front of the Kremlin I thought they were demonstrating about something - what about, I'd no idea...
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Finding A Public Toilet

I was interested to read that a common concern with visitors to Moscow was the lack of public toilet facilities - well, actually the word restroom was more often the term used.This wasn't something I...
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Keeping The City Clean - Part #2

Following on from my previous tip regarding the large-scale street cleaning around the city centre I also noticed the large numbers of manual-labouring cleaners both on the streets and in the...
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Keeping The Dust Down In Summer...

One thing that was immediately striking about Moscow is how clean the streets, pavements and public spaces are, certainly centrally. Despite being a busy, busy city with its main roads constantly...
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Finding Your Way Around

Central Moscow, the area around the Kremlin, is where most of the main tourist sights and attractions are. The area is perfectly walkable and there are several freebie maps available to help you...
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Your Holmes is our Holmes

This gentleman received his OBE as the best Sherlock Holmes of all times. There should have been the two of them, I suppose, but Watson died in 2002. You may want to look for the series at Amazon,...
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Cards and cash

Remember the post-apocalyptic ‘The Postman’ with Kevin Costner, when he still had his own hair? That’s how we’ll have it pretty soon, with foreign authorities blocking Russian banks, Russian...
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Foreign banks in Moscow

If you have cards with these banks and find their ATMs, you may escape ‘alien bank’ commission. These are just those I can recall offhand; you can contact your bank and ask – probably, it has an...
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The Moscow Coat of Arms

We are no different from many other European cities here, having chosen St. George as Moscow’s patron saint.There’s some logic, too: Prince Yuri the Long-Armed, the founder of Moscow (year 1147) was...
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Top Hotels in Moscow

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2/1 blvd, Kutuzovskiy prospekt, Moscow, 121248, Russia
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Petrovka ulitsa, 11/20, Moscow, Central Russia, 103031, Russia
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4 Neglinnaya Street, Moscow, Central Russia, 109012, Russia
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Ul Balchug 1, Moscow, Central Russia, 115035, Russia
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Kosmodamianskaya Nab. 52, Building 6, Moscow, Central Russia, 115054, Russia
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Top Things to Do in Moscow

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Red Square

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...
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KGB Headquarters Lubyanka

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...
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Kremlin

The official website of the Kremlin is: http://www.kreml.ru/en/ The website gives details about different exhibitions at various museums in the Kremlin, and information about entry times and ticket...
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Tverskaya Street

Tverskaya Street Hostel is the worst hostel of Moscow. There lot of mafia guys and girls stay, and commit crimes with the help of management. I have had very bad experience there. Thank God, I was...
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Red Square - Saint Basil Cathedral

Whether you are religious or not, Orthodox or not, the building commonly known as St Basil's Cathedral, at Red Square in Moscow is a feast for the eyes. It is colourful. It is picturesque. It is...
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VDNKh Exhibition

There’s a place in Moscow that should not be missed by any tourist visiting the city. It has everything one might expect from an ancient city whose history richened over the years until it reached...
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"My Moscow..."
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"Memories of Moscow"
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"Moscow is my Universe"
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"Mother Russia"
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"Marvellous Moscow"
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