A November 2001 trip
to Moscow by kiwigal
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.
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.
The Moscow Times - English Language Newspaper
The Moscow Guide - Info on hotels, restaurants, entertainment, shopping etc.
Attraction | "Red Square"
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 Gosudarstevemy Universahy Magazin is located on the North Eastern side of Red Square. It was built in the 19th Century. During the soviet rule in Russia, this store was only for the aristocrats of society. Now anyone can shop here but the goods don`t come cheap! All the major European designers have stores here.
Last but not least is the Kremlin (and Lenin's Tomb in front) on the South Western side. The Kremlin was originally built in the 1950's but has been rebuilt and renovated many times since then. I unfortunately was only able to admire this building from afar as I didn't have the time or money to take a tour inside.
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 9, 2001
Red Square (Krasnaia Ploshchad')
Moscow, Russia 103012
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