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Moscow City of Power

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A July 2000 trip to Moscow by marcopolo

Quote: Moscow is a city in transition that is steeped in history, intrigue, darkness, and power.

Moscow City of Power

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Overview

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I enjoy many things about Moscow but my favorites are the Kremlin, the Arbat, Gorki Park, and the nightlife. You cannot help but be impressed by Moscow. It is a city that dominates the largest country in the world. It is a city run amok with sex and money. There are of course millions of poor people and only a handful of rich--but oh how those rich like to flaunt their wealth. Try and attend a performance at the Bolshoi Theater of premier Russian ballet.Quick Tips: Moscow is perhaps the most Russian of all major cities in that country. Try to enjoy a walk for shopping down the fabulous Arbat. See the Cathederal of St. Basil. Go to Gorki Park in the spring, summer, and fall and revel i...Read More

Church of the Resurrection of Christ in Sokol'niki (Tserkov' Boskreseniia v Sokolnikakh)

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Attraction | "Church of the Ressurection of Jesus Christ"

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I think that anyone who travels to Moscow will be fascinated with a visit to the Church of the Ressurection of Jesus Christ in Moscow. This marvelous church was built in 1862 as a tribute to the Russian defenders of the Napoleonic invasion of Russia. All of the people of Russia gave as much financial support as they could to help build this church. Some could only give one kopek but everyone contributed. Some of the most famous painters in all of Russian history came to the church to contribute to the beautiful interior including V. I. Surikov and other Russian immortals. I personally understood just how important this church was to the people of Russia when I saw the list of painters. Surikov i...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 18, 2000

Church of the Resurrection of Christ in Sokol'niki (Tserkov' Boskreseniia v Sokolnikakh)
Sokol'nicheskaia ploshchad', 3
Moscow, Russia 107113
+7 095 268 5410

Kuskovo Estate

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Attraction | "A Look at the wonders of Kuskovo"

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This superb residence of one of the most famous and richest of all Russian families, the Sheremetyevs, is a must for those interested in Russian architectural history. The estate was built in such a manner as to virtually merge landscape and architecture. The synthesis of nature and work of man is the main achievement of Kuskovo. Although the palace is not large by Russian standards, it is a joy to visit because of its surroundings. The centerpiece of the estate is the square in front of the palace that is situated on the banks of a pond. The palace is a modest structure built in the style of early classicism. The 72 yard long building is well preserved which is all the more remarkable as it is ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 11, 2000

Kuskovo Estate

Moscow, Russia

Tretiakov Gallery (Tret'iakovskaia Galereia)

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Attraction | "Tretyakov Gallery"

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The Tretyakov Gallery collection is the national property of the Russian government. It also constitutes a great source of national pride. The gallery contains art from the XII Century all the way through the 20th Century. The bulk of the art contained therein belonged to the famous patron of Russian art, Pavel Tretyakov. He began to amass his collection of art during the middle of the 19th Century. Upon his death his collection went to the city of Moscow. A fund was created to maintain the original art and to acquire additional pieces. The end result is arguably the most famous and largest collection of national art in Russia. Tretyakov, in effect, created what was to become the fir...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 10, 2000

Tretiakov Gallery (Tret'iakovskaia Galereia)
Lavrushinskii pereulok, 10
Moscow, Russia 109017
+7 (495) 951 1362

The Kremlin

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Attraction | "The Kremlin: Seat of Power (Part I)"

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Moscow was first recognized in Russian history in the year 1147. This date is credited with being the true foundation of what was to become the future capital city of the world's largest country. The present Kremlin covers 68 acres of land. To see the Kremlin is to get an idea of the existing architectural complexities of Russian monuments and the peculiarities of Russian architecture. This is especially true when one addresses the subject of the aesthetic ideal and nuances of old Russian architecture. The buildings of the Moscow Kremlin dominated the town for centuries. The advent of high rise buildings has somewhat negated this effect but the citadel of the Kremlin is still a formidable sight. ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 11, 2000

The Kremlin
Entrance From Red Square
Moscow, Russia 103073
+7 095 202 4256

The Kremlin

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Attraction | "The Kremlin: Seat of Power (Part II)"

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The architecture that dominates the Cathederal Square is the Ivan the Great Bell Tower. This was built between 1505 and 1508 by Bon Fryazin. It is 81 meters high and later on a multi staged belfry was added. On this square is also found the Faceted Hall or so called Tsar's Palace. This contains the chamber where foreign ambassadors were received by the Tsar. Although the outer portion of the building has changed over the centuries, the main chamber's decorations are intact although the wall paintings were not added until 1882. The real masterpiece of the palace architecture is the Terem Palace constructed from 1635-1636 by Russian Masters. It's outer appearance and inner scenes go a long way to...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 22, 2000

The Kremlin
Entrance From Red Square
Moscow, Russia 103073
+7 095 202 4256

Aarbat Street

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Attraction | "Strolling and Shopping Down the Historic Arbat"

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To walk down the oldest street in Moscow is to experience the most historical kilometer of the city. It is cleary something that everyone who goes to Moscow must experience first hand. One must also understand that 'Arbat' not only means this historic street but also a series of fascinating by-streets and small lanes around the Arbat. The unique color and climate of the Arbat pulsates with the inner spirit of old Moscow. Walking through this fascinating labyrinth of twisting small streets with old Russian names enables one to feel the uniqueness of Moscow as no other area of this huge metropolitan sprawl. If you know anything about Russian history you will recognize many of the most famous names ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 1, 2000

Aarbat Street
Aarbat Street
Moscow, Russia