Overview Moscow

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

The Budget

Written by Wasatch on 11 Jun, 2006

The brochure price for a river cruise is not as all inclusive as the brochure would lead you to believe. Besure to read ALL the fine print to learn what is not included in the “all-inclusive” price. Here is what wespent for two on top…Read More


St. Petersburg, Russia By Ship

Written by Wasatch on 05 Jun, 2006

This Experiences review covers our cruise stop in St Petersburg. Moscow and ports in between are discussed in other entries.During the Soviet era, the expression Potemkin Village meant a misleading showpiece village makingRussia look better than it actually was. The Soviets were good at this,…Read More


Aboard the MS Tolstoy

Written by Wasatch on 05 Jun, 2006

This “Experince” review is specific to what we experienced on the MS Tolstoy. For a discussion of how to pick ariver ship cruise, see “Experience—How To Pick a River Cruise”First off, and this is very important, there are several reviews of the Tolstoy on the…Read More


The River Cruise Stops

Written by Wasatch on 04 Jun, 2006

During the Soviet era, the expression Potemkin Village meant a misleading show piece making Russia lookbetter than it actually was. The Soviets were good at this, and Moscow and St. Petersburg are PotemkinVillages on the grand scale. The great advantage of a Russian river cruise…Read More


MOSCOW- Russia’s showpiece capital

Written by Wasatch on 04 Jun, 2006

Arrival at the Moscow airport after 17 hours of airplanes put us in bad mood, a 115-minute wait at passport control, unclear signs, and pushy mobs of Russians. When we finally reached the arrival hall, things began to pick up. As promised, a person holding…Read More


Business trip extension in Moscow

Written by SDCarol on 22 Jul, 2003

Business Trip Extension in Moscow The overnight train between Nizhny Novgorod and Moscow (500km) costs $46 for first-class accommodations that are clean and attractive. There were two people to each compartment, with comfortable bunks. The small table in each compartment was covered with linen, a potted…Read More


Moscow, Much to Do

Written by j_cemw on 09 Sep, 2002

There's a lot to say about Moscow and I won't be able to say it all here, naturally - but I'll do my best to give an informative glimpse of this fantastic city. I can't comment on hotels because we're lucky enough to have friends…Read More


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Mellow chimes over the Moscow river

Written by Ksu on 24 Feb, 2003

Those evening bells! Those evening bells! How many a tale their music tells Of love, and home and that sweet time, When last I heard their soothing chime. At the beginning of the 20th century, the bell ringing was spreading widely over the Moscow river. In his novels,…Read More


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The Russian World

Written by Ksu on 17 Feb, 2003

The Russian world is the world that Russian men and women have created and lived in through centuries of history. The achievements and failures of those centuries have moulded the institutions, the art, the religion, the economy, the landscape, and the people of the "Russian…Read More


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Moscow State University / 1980 Olympic Stadium

Written by NNegrete98 on 30 Mar, 2002

Being a college student at the time of my most recent trip, I found visiting the campus of Moscow State University very enjoyable. Simply walking around the campus you are sure to meet people from around the world. The campus is very green and…Read More


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