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Moscow's architecture is world-renowned. Moscow is also well known as the site of Saint Basil's Cathedral, with its elegant onion domes, as well as the Cathedral of Christ the Savior and the Seven Sisters. For a long time, the view of the city was dominated by numerous Orthodox churches.

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All-Russia Exhibition Centre

All-Russia Exhibition Centre, Moscow

The All-Russia Exhibition Centre is a permanent general-purpose trade show in Moscow, Russia. The exhibition center was rebuilt by the vision of Joseph Stalin to create a cultural center by a Soviet city figure that glorify the ideology of communism and socialism. The place that was selected was Moscow's northern suburb - Ostankino. The main planner was the architect Vyacheslav Oltarzhevsky who was planning a central avenue with fountains …

Bolshoi Theatre

Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow

The Bolshoi Theatre is a historic theatre in Moscow, designed by the architect Joseph Bové, which holds performances of ballet and opera. The Bolshoi Ballet and Bolshoi Opera are amongst the oldest and greatest ballet and opera companies of the world, respectively. The theatre is the parent company of The Bolshoi Ballet Academy …

Cathedral of Christ the Saviour

Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, Moscow

The Cathedral of Christ the Saviour or Khram Khrista Spasitelya is a Church in Moscow, Russia, on the bank of the Moskva River, a few blocks west of the Kremlin. It is the tallest Orthodox church in the world. The Cathedral took many years to build and did not emerge from its scaffolding until 1860 …

The Kremlin, Moscow

Moscow Kremlin, Moscow

The Moscow Kremlin, sometimes referred to as simply the Kremlin, is a historic fortified complex at the heart of Moscow, overlooking the Moskva River to the south, Saint Basil's Cathedral and Red Square to the east, and the Alexander Garden to the west. It is the best known of kremlins (Russian citadels) and includes five palaces, four cathedrals, and the enclosing Kremlin Wall with Kremlin towers. The complex serves as the official residence of the President of the Russian Federation …

Monument to Minin and Pozharsky

Monument to Minin and Pozharsky, Moscow

The Monument to Minin and Pozharskyis a bronze statue on Red Square in Moscow, Russia, in front of Saint Basil's Cathedral. The statue commemorates Prince Dmitry Pozharsky and Kuzma Minin, who gathered an all-Russian volunteer army and expelled the forces of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth from Moscow, thus putting an end to the Time of Troubles in 1612 …

Moscow International House of Music

Moscow International House of Music, Moscow

The Moscow International House of Music (Dom Muzyki) was officially opened in 2003 with the debut of a new orchestra, the National Philharmonic of Russia under musical director Vladimir Spivakov. Also known as the Moscow International Performing Arts Centre, it is situated on the Kosmodamianskaya Embankment off the Garden Ring Road …

Moskva River

Moskva River, Moscow

The Moskva River, also known as the Moscow River, is a river of western Russia. It rises about 90 miles west of Moscow, and flows roughly east through the Smolensk and Moscow Oblasts, passing through central Moscow. About 70 miles south east of Moscow, at the city of Kolomna, it flows into the Oka River, itself a tributary of the Volga, which ultimately flows into the Caspian Sea …

Ostankino Tower

Ostankino Tower, Moscow

The Ostankino Tower is a television and radio tower in Moscow, Russia, owned by Moscow branch of unitary enterprise Russian TV and Radio Broadcasting Network. Standing 540.1 metres tall, Ostankino was designed by Nikolai Nikitin. It is currently the tallest freestanding structure in Europe and eighth tallest in the world. The tower was the first free-standing structure to exceed 500 m in height. Ostankino was built to mark the 50th anniversary of the October Revolution …

Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts

Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow

The Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts is the largest museum of European art in Moscow, located in Volkhonka street, just opposite the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. The International musical festival Svyatoslav Richter's December nights has been held in the Pushkin museum since 1981. The museum's current name is somewhat misleading, in that it has no direct associations with the famous Russian poet Alexander Pushkin, other than as a commemoration …

Red Square

Red Square, Moscow

Red Square is a city square in Moscow, Russia. The square separates the Kremlin, the former royal citadel and currently the official residence of the President of Russia, from an historic merchant quarter known as Kitai-gorod. Red Square is often considered the central square of Moscow and all of Russia, because Moscow's major streets—which connect to Russia's major highways—originate from the square …

St. Basil's Cathedral

St. Basil's Cathedral, Moscow

St. Basil's Cathedral has been the hub of the city's growth since the 14th century and was the city's tallest building until the completion of the Ivan the Great Bell Tower in 1600. The original building, known as Trinity Church and later Trinity Cathedral, contained eight side churches arranged around the ninth, central church of Intercession; the tenth church was erected in 1588 over the grave of venerated local saint Vasily (Basil) …

Spasskaya Tower

Spasskaya Tower, Moscow

The Spasskaya Tower was once the main entrance into the Kremlin. In czarist times, anyone passing through the gates had to remove their headgear and dismount their horses. This tradition was broken in the soviet era. Cars approached the gate head on from the place of skulls and the road beside GUM. In order to pass through the gate, you had to be a head of state, top politburo member, or top government member. All other traffic was routed through the borovistky gate …

State Historical Museum

State Historical Museum, Moscow

The State Historical Museum of Russia is a museum of Russian history wedged between Red Square and Manege Square in Moscow. Its exhibitions range from relics of prehistoric tribes that lived on the territory of present-day Russia, through priceless artworks acquired by members of the Romanov dynasty. The total number of objects in the museum's collection comes to millions …

State Tretyakov Gallery

State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

The State Tretyakov Gallery is an art gallery in Moscow, Russia, the foremost depository of Russian fine art in the world. The gallery's history starts in 1856 when the Moscow merchant Pavel Mikhailovich Tretyakov acquired works by Russian artists of his day with the aim of creating a collection, which might later grow into a museum of national art. In 1892, Tretyakov presented his already famous collection of approximately 2,000 works to the Russian nation …

Triumphal Arch of Moscow

Triumphal Arch of Moscow, Moscow

The third and the oldest surviving Triumphal Arch of Moscow was built in 1829-34 on Tverskaya Gate Square to Joseph Bove's designs in order to commemorate Russia's victory over Napoleon. It replaced an earlier wooden structure built by the veterans of the Napoleonic Wars in 1814. The arch was built in brick and lined with ashlar. The columns and statues were of cast iron. A seiuga (six-horse chariot) was designed by Giovanni Vitali …


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Moscow, the Russian capital, is located on the Moskva River, which bends its way through the southern and western parts of the city. Most of the main sites are on the northern bank of the river. The other major waterway is the Yauza River, which flows into the Moskva east of the Kremlin …

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Moscow may trace its history back to the 12th century, but today it is a modern, sprawling capital that could rival New York as a city that never sleeps. Visitors will enjoy Moscow as much for its fine dining and lively nightlife as they do its world class museums and historical sites. All roads in Moscow seem to lead to the Kremlin and Red Square, which for centuries have stood at the heart of the city …

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