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The Kremlin

The Kremlin

The oldest part of Moscow dating back to the city's foundation in 1147, and situated at the very heart of the city on top of a hill, the Kremlin is a fortress surrounded by a thick red...

Red Square

Red Square

Red Square is a dramatic open cobbled space in the centre of Moscow, originally the city's market place that served as a public gathering place to celebrate festivals, listen to...

St Basil's Cathedral

St Basil's Cathedral

St Basil's Cathedral with its multicoloured domes is the most famous image of Russia, standing on the edge of Moscow's Red Square, a striking design that was commissioned by Ivan the Terrible to...

Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theatre

Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theatre

Moscow's oldest theatre, the Bolshoi, dates from 1824 and is Russia's most famous theatre, with its world-renowned opera and ballet companies in residence. Completely rebuilt after a fire in 1856,...

Tretyakov Gallery

Tretyakov Gallery

The Tretyakov Gallery houses some of the great masterpieces of traditional Russian art from before the Revolution and has the world's finest collection of Russian icons from the 11th to the 17th...

Poklonnaya Hill

Poklonnaya Hill

Poklonnaya, literally meaning 'bow down', lies in the west part of Moscow and was historically a spot for Western visitors of the city to pay homage before entering the city. Today it is a...

Cathedral of Christ the Saviour

Cathedral of Christ the Saviour

After Napoleon retreated from Russia, Tsar Alexander I declared that a cathedral be built in remembrance to the soldiers who had died defending mother Russia. Decades later the cathedral...

Borodino Panorama Museum

Borodino Panorama Museum

The battle of Borodino is regarded as the bloodiest of the Napoleonic wars, seeing over 70,000 casualties in a single day, an event which saw Napoleon brand the Russians as being 'invincible'. The...

Moscow Metro

Moscow Metro

Moscow's Metro stations together amount to the most beautiful public transport facility in the world. Visitors to Moscow should not miss taking a ride on this glorious underground rail system, and...

Yasnaya Polyana

Yasnaya Polyana

Located 120 miles (200km) from Moscow, Yasnaya Polyana is the estate where Lev Tokstoy was born in 1828. In 1921, the property became a memorial to the celebrated author of War and Peace and Anna...

Golden Ring

Golden Ring

Consisting of a circuit of historic cities northeast of Moscow, the Golden Ring (sometimes called the Golden Circle), is a popular tourist route for holidays in Russia. The cities are popular...

Arkhangelskoye Palace

Arkhangelskoye Palace

The Arkhangelskoye Estate, about 20 kilometers outside Moscow, is an old aristocratic estate home that has been a museum since the fall of the Russian tsarist regime in 1917. It was built in 1703...

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