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Travels to Russia - Moscow

A May 1991 trip to Moscow by roza4

Tsaritsyno Photo, Moscow, Russia More Photos
Quote: Moscow is the capital of Russia. This is the center of culture and art. Everything in the center city is full of history. History is in the buildings, statues, people.

Travels to Russia - Moscow

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What to see? Definitely, Kremlin and its museums, cathedrals and buildings, Bolshoi Theater, Pushkin Museum (great collection of art), Novodevichiy Monastery, Tretyakov gallery, Garden ring, Kolomenskoye and lots of churches. Also Moscow has a great Central Puppet Theater. Go and watch "Don Juan", it is hilarious and you don't need to know the language to enjoy yourself.Quick Tips: If you don't speak Russian, have somebody with you who does. People on the streets may be able to speak English, but you can't assume that. Also you need some basic knowledge of Russian to understand the signs in metro. Once you are done exploring Moscow, jump in the train and visit Moscow suburbs: Zagorsk, S...Read More

The Kremlin

Attraction | "The Kremlin - An Overview"

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The Moscow Kremlin is the center of the city. To get here by public transportation you can take the light green line to Teatral'naya, or the red line to Okhotny Ryad, or the dark blue line to Ploshchad Revolutsii. The Kremlin has been built and rebuilt since the time that Moscow was first mentioned in writing in 1147. It once had white walls. That was in 14th century. In the end of the 15th century Kremlin was totally rebuilt and most of its current appearance dates back to that time. This was the place of coronation of all the Russian tsars. The Kremlin has several museums and churches on its grounds. The Kremlin is built as a city inside the city. The walls and towers of red brick surround ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 8, 2002

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

Metro

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Attraction | "Moscow Metro"

Metro Photo, Moscow, Russia
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The Moscow subway or metro as it is called in Russia is very well developed and is truly a reflection of the times it was built in. The first stations were built in mid 1930's and they are great examples of both Art Deco and their own time: marble and granite, statues of the soldiers, workers, unbelievable frescoes and mosaics on the ceilings and cathedral-like walls. The first line was opened in 1935 and the lines and stations were continuously added. The construction of new stations continues today as the city limits grow and more suburbs gradually become parts of Moscow. The stations built in the 1960's have more modern style and not as much decor. The lines have different colors and this...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 14, 2002

Metro
Garden Ring and Mayakovskaya
Moscow, Russia 103012
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Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts (Muzei Izobratelnykh Iskusstv imeni A.S. Pushkina)

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Attraction | "The Pushkin Fine Arts Museum"

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Open daily except Mondays from 10 am to 6 pm. The museum is located in the very center of the city very close to the Arbat area. The closest metro station is "Kropotkinskaya". This is the second largest art collection in Russia, first being Hermitage in St. Petersburg. Pushkin museum was finished in 1912, and it has a large collection of classic scultures from Greece and Rome, the most famous sculpture in this museum is a copy of Michelangelo's "David", the original of which can be seen in Florence. Its curator in the beginning of the 20th century was Tsvetayev, father of Marina Tsvetayeva, one of the most beloved poets of her time. She was a contemporary of Anna Akhmatova...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 1, 2002

Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts (Muzei Izobratelnykh Iskusstv imeni A.S. Pushkina)
Ulitsa Volkhonka, 12
Moscow, Russia 121019
+7 095 203 9578

Tretiakov Gallery (Tret'iakovskaia Galereia)

Attraction | "Tretyakov Gallery"

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Open: Tue-Sun 10 am – 8 pm, closed Mon The gallery was established by a wealthy Russian merchant Pavel Tretyakov in 1856. He and his brother bought most of the paintings in the current collection. The building was recently restored and looks really great. This is one of the largest collections of Russian art in the country. You can find here paintings by such masters as Kiprensky, Repin, Bryullov, Surikov, Chagall, Shishkin, Kramskoy, Levitan, Serov, Kandinsky. One of the largest paintings in the collection is "Appearance of Christ before people" by A. Ivanov which took its painter 20 years to paint and is the size of one of Le Brun’s paintings in Louvre. The amazing thing about this paint...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 8, 2002

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

Tsaritsyno

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Tsaritsyno Photo, Moscow, Russia
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This ensemble of gorgeous buildings and structures has an interesting history. Catherine II bought the property because she was enchanted by its appearance and renamed it Tsaritsyno (which means "tsar’s", the word is really a noun that used to be an adjective). She commissioned a famous architect Bazhenov to build a summer residence for her that would be like her St Peterburg palaces. He spent years designing and building the estate, the money stopped coming from the queen and he spent some of his own money to finish the complex. When Catherine saw the finished work, she didn’t like it and nobody really knows why, maybe the palaces were too small or maybe she didn’t like Bazhenov’s affiliation wit...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 31, 2002

Tsaritsyno
Ulitsa Dolskaia, 1
Moscow, Russia 115569
+7 095 321 6366

Moscow airports

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Moscow has 4 airports: Sheremetyevo, Vnukovo, Domodedovo and Bykovo. All the airports are located beyond the city limits. Sheremetyevo is an international airport, and this is where everybody lands and departs from if they come from Europe or the US. The signs here are in Russian and English. Vnukovo is the oldest Moscow airport and people fly from here to Ukraine, Belarussia, Baltics and the Caucusus. Domodedovo is the second largest airport and serves such destinations as Siberia, Far East, and Asian republics of the former USSR. Bykovo is a small airport and people fly from here for short distances. I’ve flown from Sheremetyevo and Vnukovo and both are large airports. You can get into the ...Read More