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Moscow ( Москва, Moscú ). A voyage to Moscow, Russia, Europe.
During any season, any hour of day, Moscow thrills visitors with its artistry, history and majesty.
Kremlin & Red Square
The very founding site of the city (and arguably, the country), the Kremlin and Red Square
are still at the heart of Moscow – historically, geographically and
spiritually. Feel the weight of this significance as you wander within
the walls of the ancient fortress, marvel at the mind-boggling
magnificence of St Basil's Cathedral, and pay your respects to the
revered leader of a now-defunct state. Moscow will move you. She'll
tantalise your senses, soothe your spirit, and boggle your mind; and it
all starts right here.
is more thrilling than watching a nimble ballerina defy gravity, as
she leaps and spins across the stage at the glittering Bolshoi Theatre? Or feeling the force of Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture,
just a few blocks away from where it premiered more than a century
ago? Or oohing and aahing as circus performers soar under the big tent?
The classical performing arts in Moscow are still among the best in
the world. Nowadays, even the most traditional theatres are
experimenting with innovative arrangements, reviving lost favourites
and hosting world premieres. Whether you appreciate the classics or
experiment with the contemporary, the capital's performing arts are sure
The remains of the
Soviet state are scattered all around the city. Monuments remember
fallen heroes and victorious battles, while museums attempt to analyse
and synthesise the past. See Lenin and Stalin – off their pedestals –
at the whimsical Art Muzeon. Step into the Socialist Realist fantasy at
VDNKh. Descend into the depths of the Soviet system at Bunker-42 Cold
War Museum. And remember the millions who suffered at the Gulag History Museum.
Nowadays, many fun or clever retro clubs and cafes give their guests a
taste of the Soviet experience. You can even try your hand at
Soviet-era arcade games (beyond Tetris).
like to talk about 'the city that never sleeps,' but they should talk
about Moscow. You don’t have to be a high-heeled glamour girl or a
deep-pocketed man about town to enjoy the capital by night. Moscow has a
club or a cafe for everyone, from nostalgia-rich retro to rocked-out
indie, from contemporary-cool art cafes to let-loose dance clubs. And
no matter where you spend the evening, all are invited to gather in the
wee hours to watch the sunrise over Moscow’s golden domes and silver