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Awe-inspiring Moscow

An April 1998 trip to Moscow by chilblain

Quote: Moscow is Russia's capital, and a beautiful historic Russian city that everyone should visit. Try to ignore the ever present advertising and you'll love it!

Awe-inspiring Moscow

Overview

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Moscow, there is so much to see that you'll run out of time, no matter how much time you have. Pick your destinations based on what you are interested in, but the essentials are Red Square, The Kremlin, St. Basil's. By the way, did you know that 'Red' Square doesn't actually have anything to do with Communism, or even the colour red? It's actually a derivation from the Russian word for beautiful! The first time I saw in was in September 1997. I was studying in St. Petersburg and came through with friends on the night train. We got the first metro train to Okhotnii Riad, the nearest station, which is accessed through an underpass. We approached Red Square in the half-light of dawn, and saw the m...Read More

The Kremlin

Attraction | "Kremlin"

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Now, I'm a bit suspicius of guides sometimes as it can be really expensive, and being a canny Scot, why spend money you don't have to! But on one of my visits to the Kremlin, with my mother who wanted (and paid for) a guide, I succumbed. There are lots of them, they hang around outside the entrance, so even if you're not with an offical party, you'll find one. Don't be afraid to haggle over price. The lady we got was absolutely fantastic, great English, knew her stuff, and I was so glad we'd hired her. We went to the armoury, which is so much more than that! The old dresses are fantastic - and the Faberge eggs - the only place we saw them. The armour was good too, great for the boys! The Kr...Read More

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The Kremlin
Entrance From Red Square
Moscow, Russia 103073
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