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Walking Around the Red Square

A travel journal to Moscow by lindabanks

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Walking Around the Red Square

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I first visited Moscow in the early 90s, and – honestly speaking – I cannot say I have got really a lot of fine memories. It was just sad seeing a great capital reduced to that state. I have been there several times since, and it was a wholly different story. Brightly lit streets, superior infrastructure, the Museum of History that finally opened its doors, as well as the Tretyakov Gallery, add to the timeless sights that no amount of poverty can reduce to the unlovable state: the Red Square, the St. Basil’s Cathedral. Of course, this parts apply only to the centre of Moscow, as I have never visited the peripheral parts of the city, but if you are a tourist, you really do not need to. ...Read More

Red Square (Krasnaia Ploshchad')

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Attraction | "Red Square -- Thoughts and Ideas"

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Rarely has there been a place that has seen so many political changes: the Red Square was there when the country was beginning to unite under the rule of the prince of Moscow, when Ivan the Terrible instituted his ‘oprichnina’. Its buildings still stood when Russia became an Empire and Moscow lost the status of the capital to St. Petersburg, and when the monarchy fell and when Russia plunged under the rule of the communists and Moscow regained its status. It was also there when the peaceful (relatively) revolution took care of the Soviet Union and Russia began to transform once again. It has seen loads of historical changes, but its main attractions remain the same. There are still the...Read More

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Red Square (Krasnaia Ploshchad')

Moscow, Russia 103012