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Visiting Moscow

Moscow has more than its fair share of famous attractions—there’s the red-brick fortress known as the Kremlin; Stalin’s seven skyscrapers; and Red Square just as worthwhile, so don’t overlook the Tretyakov Gallery for Russian art, the laid-back Patriarch’s Pond neighborhood, and opera or ballet at the Bolshoi. Those in search of tourist-friendly restaurants and nightlife must visit Aarbat Street, while bargain-hunters and fashion lovers alike will thrill to the 200-plus stores in the GUM Department Store complex on Red Square.

So whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget... Read More
Moscow has more than its fair share of famous attractions—there’s the red-brick fortress known as the Kremlin; Stalin’s seven skyscrapers; and Red Square just as worthwhile, so don’t overlook the Tretyakov Gallery for Russian art, the laid-back Patriarch’s Pond neighborhood, and opera or ballet at the Bolshoi. Those in search of tourist-friendly restaurants and nightlife must visit Aarbat Street, while bargain-hunters and fashion lovers alike will thrill to the 200-plus stores in the GUM Department Store complex on Red Square.

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Stories and Tips Moscow

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Bring & Imbibe

Written by 80 Ways Tim on 25 Jul, 2005

Before we left, my mum organised a 'Bring & Buy' sale to raise funds for the trip. The idea was to sell enough junk to pay for our Trans-Siberian railway tickets. Friends and family gave vast quantities of goods for sale at the event, displaying…Read More


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A Quiet Little Mongolian Girl

Written by 80 Ways Tim on 06 Jul, 2005

The train was just like any other and the cabin pretty standard, but somehow, to both of us, it was the most exciting place in the world. Grinning so much that my cheeks ached, I had the distinct feeling that our journey was officially underway.…Read More


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The Day We Caught The Train

Written by 80 Ways Tim on 06 Jul, 2005

Following Thom’s lead, I had decided to get a haircut—a shaved head, no less. Our Rough Guide listed a place with English-speaking staff that might help to avoid embarrassing mistakes. We set about finding it, suffering from the usual problem of trying to read road…Read More


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Moscow City Cops

Written by 80 Ways Tim on 29 Jun, 2005

It’s raining in Moscow, and it’s putting a real downer on things. The Kremlin just isn’t as exciting as it should be, and our first impression of Russia is not what we’d hoped. A quick piggy-back ride past St Basil’s Cathedral, and we marched off again…Read More


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The Metro

Written by suartd on 08 Aug, 2006

The best way to get around Moscow is definitely by Metro. It is so cheap (400rub for 60 trips) and extremely efficient. At busy times there is a metro every 40 seconds and even late at night there is a metro every 5-6 mins. You…Read More


Moscow (by Martin Cruz-Smith)

Written by 80 Ways Tim on 22 Aug, 2005

Sitting in my flat, planning our route around the world, there were two destinations I couldn't wait to lay my eyes on: China and Moscow. I'd heard so much about Russia, and since reading Martin Cruz-Smith's Gorky Park, I'd become a big fan of the Soviet…Read More


Krasnopresnenskaya Metro Station - Warning!

Written by KDKerr on 13 Jun, 2005

Within Lonely Planet's Moscow Guide, there was a section called "The Great Moscow Police Tourist Rip-off." Mention of this scam didn't appear within the Rough Guide to Moscow, and I didn't see it take place for the first 2 days I spent wandering around the…Read More


Transportation from Sheremetyevo

Written by thbslawson on 08 Mar, 2005

As you exit customs to the main floor of Sheremetyevo 2, you'll be greeted by a barrage of annoying, pushy taxi drivers who want very badly to charge you around $50+ dollars to take you to your destination. There's a much cheaper route to…Read More


Hassles, Irritations, Problems, and Problems Sol

Written by Wasatch on 12 Jun, 2006

Our biggest problems were before we got to Russia, in getting our airplane tickets. Screw up was piledupon screw up by both Orbitz and Lufthansa. At one point I counted 18 phone calls needed to get Orbitzto understand that their computer and Lufthansa’s…Read More


Restrooms

Written by Wasatch on 12 Jun, 2006

The usual sources of tourist information have dire news about public restrooms in Russia. On the whole,we found the facilities better than we expected.Some charged a fee, 5 to 8 rubles (20-30¢). Many were free. All were clean, but many look shabby. They ranged from…Read More


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