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Winter Moscow by Russian Artists

7 Nov

Winter Moscow is especially charming… Some are fascinated by its small quiet streets totally covered with snow, others are fond of illumination mirrored in the river ice. Here is how winter Moscow is seen by some Russian artists.

A winter fairy-tale. By Igor RazhivinИгорь Разживин. Волшебница зима

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Moscow: Time-lapse Photography

24 Oct

Amazing night Moscow in less than 2 minutes!

Back to the USSR

14 Oct

Following the collapse of the Soviet Union Russia has changed dramatically. But some landmarks of the Soviet past are still kept intact giving us an unique opportunity to touch the history and go back to the Communist epoch.Кремлёвские звёзды

Our tour will start on Red Square, in the very centre of Moscow. Red ruby stars of the Kremlin towers (above) and Lenin’s Mausoleum (below) with the embalmed body still carefully preserved are probably the most well-known surviving symbols of the epoch.Мавзолей Ленина

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Top 10 Moscow Museums

15 Sep

Autumn in Moscow… Rainy and gloomy weather… The temperature is hardly climbing over +10 – not the best time for long walks. However there is still plenty to do in Moscow! Today we want to suggest some of the most famous Moscow museums – you will certainly find something interesting!

Tretyakov Gallery 

The State Tretyakov Gallery is the world’s foremost depository of Russian fine art. Medieval icons, masterpieces by most prominent Russian artists, examples of Soviet art – thousands of best paintings, drawings and sculptures can be found here.

2. Третьяковская галерея (экспозиция)

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Walking in Moscow Parks. Part 2

1 Sep

Though it has been raining in Moscow for the whole weekend weather forecasts promise that the next week will be warmer and sunnier. And we continue our walks in Moscow parks. Last time we had a look at Alexander Garden, Gorky Park and Kolomenskoye. Our today’s program is not less interesting!

Tsaritsyno Park

Tsaritsyno — as well as Kolomenskoye — used to be a residence of Russian monarchs. The architectural complex and the park itself were constructed by prominent Russian architects Vasili Bazhenov and Matvey Kazakov following the order of Catherine the Great.

Царицыно

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Walking in Moscow Parks. Part 1

30 Aug

If you’re tired of Moscow’s noise and fuss, taking a walk in one of Moscow parks may be a splendid idea. Overcrowded in summer many parks should be definetely visited in autumn when they’re especially nice. There are dozens of Moscow parks which are worth seeing! Today we selected three beautiful parks, but we will certainly cover more parks in future posts.

Alexander Garden

Alexander Garden in the very centre of the city by the Kremlin walls is one of the Russia’s first public parks and certainly one of the most well-known. Massive gates lead in the Garden from Manezhnaya Square.

Александровский сад. Ворота

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Exploring Moscow Metro

26 Aug

Moscow life without Metro is unbelievable — 313 km of railways link together every part of the city. With its 6.73 million passangers daily the Moscow Metro is the world’s third most heavily used rapid transit system following the Tokyo Subway and the Seoul Metropolitan Subway — and, at the same time, one of the most beautiful. Once in Moscow don’t miss the opportunity to explore the underground world of the Moscow Metro!

The first line opened in 1935 was expected to demonstate the power of the Soviet state and to provide a comfortable and rapid way of travelling around the city.

Строительство метро

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