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Moscow for a week!

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A travel journal to Moscow by Ksu

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Moscow for a week!

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Overview

View of Luzhniki from the Vorobyovi Gori Photo, Moscow, Russia
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New Page 1 To Moscow! To Moscow! To Moscow! Anton Chekhov. It is the year 1147 when Moscow was first mentioned in the old Russian chronicles by Youri Dolgorukiy, the prince of Suzdal. Year by year Moscow grew, was fortified, became a market town in the late 12th century, was almost totally destroyed during the Tatar invasion, in the 15th century Moscow extended its rule over most of central and northern Russia, again was destroyed in1812 by the Napoleon’s conquest, but was rebuilt within a short period… Now it’s the largest metropolitan area in Russia, which combines beautiful old cathedrals, churches and monasteries with modern Hi-Tech buildings.What is on...Read More

Marriott Moscow Grand Hotel

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Hotel | "Marriott Grand Hotel"

Marriott Moscow Grand Hotel Photo, Moscow, Russia
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Wherever you stay in Moscow, accommodation is going to be your main expense so booking ahead - at least a few nights’ before arriving I’d strongly advise to you. Traveling in Moscow I decided to stay in Marriott Grand Hotel that is situated in the Moscow center so it is easy to get to the main sites of the capital, such as Arbat Street, The Bolshoi Theater, Red Square with Saint Basil''s Cathedral and Pushkin Museum, it took several minutes to get there. The metro station - Mayakovskaya is close too. The first thing that I came across here is the attentiveness and benevolence of the staff, always meets you with smiles on their faces (even if you come back very late at night). Moreover, the roo...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 6, 2002

Marriott Moscow Grand Hotel
26-1 TVERSKAYA STREET
Moscow, Russia
7-095-937-0000

Savoy

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Restaurant

Savoy Photo, Moscow, Russia
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Have you got tired of such a hectic city like Moscow? I’m sure that the best Russian cuisine traditions will help you to feel better. Have a rest and get to the Savoy Restaurant. As you may know the Russian nobility often adopted various European styles, so the restaurant was decorated in rococo style, its bright and vivid mirrored interior with gold leaf. Its history leads us back to the middle of the XIX century, when a Deutsch Restaurant was opened in the house ¹ 4 on Pushechnaya Street; in those days it was called "Alpen Rose". During the XX century the restaurant and even the whole building underwent a number of changes, and now all citizens of the capital know it as The Savoy Restaurant, ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 6, 2002

Savoy
Savoy Hotel, 3 Ul. Rozhdestvenka, M: Lubyanka
Moscow, Russia
(095) 929 8600

The Honey Museum & Shop

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Attraction | "The Honey Museum & Shop"

The Honey Museum & Shop Photo, Moscow, Russia
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"The country (Russia) is filled with very productive bees, which make excellent honey." Once upon a time, there was the Honey Museum on the territory of the Kolomenskoye Museum and Nature Preserve (see the website: www.museum.ru/kolomen), which I found accidentally during one of my walks around Kolomenskoye. I thought that it couldn’t be such a museum in this ecclesiastical area. But later I learned that in old Russia, there were two patron saints of beekeeping, Zosima and Savaty. Among cherry and pear trees, I found an apiary with old-fashioned beehives arranged among beds of medical plants (bees can gather the pollen from about 47 flowers and ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 24, 2003

The Honey Museum & Shop
Kolomenskoye, Prosp. Andropova
Moscow, Russia

Coffee Houses

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Attraction | "Are you crazy about coffee houses?"

Coffee Houses Photo, Moscow, Russia
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Once in February, my friend and I were walking slowly, with a sort of saunter, along the streets with the lighted shop windows around. We crossed the road and faced the coffee house and thought that much time had been wasted (we were having a freezing winter day). We were dreaming about a sweet summer day that we had a long time ago, and to bring it back we decided to enter the building, it was Moscow-Rome (Metro station: Pushkinskaya, Stoleshnikov per., 12 phone number: 229-57-02), a nice place for two close friends to hang out. "Bring us two cups of tea," we asked the waiter. It was the splendid hot tea with the puffs, which come in so many different varieties, you can’t even imagine before comin...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 17, 2003

Coffee Houses
Moscow Centre
Moscow, Russia

Gosudarstvennyi Universal'nyi Magazin (GUM), (State Department Store) Photo, Moscow, Russia
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To buy, or not to buy. What to buy in Russia? What souvenirs can be found with a brand "made in Russia"? That is the question. Firstly, a decent map is of vital importance here; ideally, get a single-sheet map so you can see all of central Moscow at a glance. It’ll ease your way here, so a map can be found in Anglia British Bookshop, which offers a wide range of different books in English; you won’t find anything better than this shop can advise to you; also visit their web-site Anglia BookShop. Address& phone: 6 Vorotnikovsky per., M. Mayakovskaya phone: (095) 299 7766 Also it is a great Afisha magazine but it is...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 6, 2002

Gosudarstvennyi Universal'nyi Magazin (GUM), (State Department Store)
Krasnaia ploshchad', 3
Moscow, Russia
+7 095 929 3211; 7 0

Maya Plisetskaya Photo, Moscow, Russia
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"Her name is short as most of our contemporaries have and thunderous as the name of a pagan goddess — Maya."Her main principle, which goes through the whole life, is the refusal to do things any way but her own. And "She Did It Her Way".If "manners maketh man" as someone saidThen she’s the hero of the dayIt takes a man to suffer ignorance and smileBe yourself no matter what they sayIt is a short extract from the song of Sting "Englishman In New York" that I would like to suggest as the highlight of my article about Russian ballet dancer, Maya Mihailovna Plisetskaya. Once on the television I’ve seen one of her ...Read More

The Russian World

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Story/Tip

A golden spire of Moscow State University. Photo, Moscow, Russia
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The Russian world is the world that Russian men and women have created and lived in through centuries of history. The achievements and failures of those centuries have moulded the institutions, the art, the religion, the economy, the landscape, and the people of the "Russian nation." What were those achievements and failures? What is the character of the country and the people who have experienced them? What is the "Russian spirit" that runs through the history of Russia? Why is it not always understood by the non-Russians? To answer all these questions, let us first look more closely at the Russian landscape--a strange, evocative area with a wild, desolate beauty of its own. The beauties o...Read More

Mellow chimes over the Moscow river

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The Czar Bell Photo, Moscow, Russia
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Those evening bells! Those evening bells! How many a tale their music tells Of love, and home and that sweet time, When last I heard their soothing chime. At the beginning of the 20th century, the bell ringing was spreading widely over the Moscow river. In his novels, Ivan Shmelev describes this sound during the great Orthodox holidays. He especially loved the sound of bells at Christmas and Easter; in those days, the bells announced the church services, holidays, and other important events of the city or town. In old Russia, metal strips were first used in churches, and then the bells were brought to the country (first mentioned in 1066) and the belfry was ...Read More