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Moscow ( Москва ). A voyage to Moscow, Russian Federation (Россия), Eurasia.
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.
What 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
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).
People 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