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One week in Moscow

A November 2001 trip to Moscow by kiwigal

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Quote: My trip to Moscow was very rushed but was very memorable. I did most of the touristy things while I was there and even saw the first snow of winter.

One week in Moscow

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GUM Photo, Moscow, Russia
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Standing in the middle of Red Square was a particularly memorable moment for me. It was an awesome feeling. Going to the Bolshoi Theatre and seeing Aida was also a highlight of my trip.Quick Tips: It will help you a lot if you learn Cyrillic before you travel to Moscow. I found that most people couldn't speak English, so learning to read signs became a necessity. Here are some websites that I found useful: The Expat Site - lots of useful info for people moving to Russia or Moscow. Moscow Yellow Pages - Information for Travellers. ...Read More

Red Square (Krasnaia Ploshchad')

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Red Square (Krasnaia Ploshchad') Photo, Moscow, Russia
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Known in Russian as `Krasnaya Ploschad` (which means red beautiful, supposedly referring to St Basils), Red Square is a major Russian icon. The Square was built in the 19th Century. I was awestruck standing in the middle of the square looking around me at the interesting buildings and imagining the history that had been written here. At the North end of the Square is the State History Museum which I didn't have the opportunity to see. At the opposite end is St Basil's Cathedral. St Basil`s is a very interesting example of Russian Orthodox church architecture. It is located at the Southern end of Red Square and was built between 1555 and 1561. G.U.M. which stands for The G...Read More

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Red Square (Krasnaia Ploshchad')

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