Hire a guide to tour the Kremlin, they are abundant around the front gates, so negotiate a price. The guides are licensed and wear badges. They speak English fluently.
The Hermatage in St. Petersburg, again, hire a guide for a full day if possible, or multiple days (it is worth it).
Visit any of the Churches. St. Basils on Red Square and The Cathedral of the Resurrection in St. Petersburg are a must see. Many are undergoing restoration. Shopping is best at the airport Duty Free, but you've got to visit G.U.M. in Moscow. and the grand shopping Avenues (getting more Westernized every day)
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