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TOURS TO THE CAPITAL OF RUSSIA
WELCOME TO THE CAPITAL OF RUSSIA
WELCOME TO MOSCOW
Some people love Moscow. Some hate it. Most do both. It's glittering,
it's gray. It's friendly, it's surly. It's beautiful, it's bleak. It's
hedonistic, it's religious.
It's the epicenter of the new Russia, with shops, restaurants and
nightlife that most provincial Russians can still only dream about.
Much more than most major cities, Moscow rewards those who
take the time and trouble to get to know it. For the capital of the
world's biggest country, to many newcomers it seems oddly
quiet and village like. You may be dazzled by the wild
nightlife in the clubs and bars but it will take more
effort to find the pulse of the city.
The slur that St Petersburg cast on Moscow - that it's 'just a
big village, not a real city' - is partly true. Moscow indeed began
life as a provincial outpost and grew slowly, with different
neighborhoods taking distinct identities. Now, it's more like
several thousand villages. Each street, courtyard and staircase
has its own character. Moscow has its great buildings, historic sites,
seats of the high and mighty, broad avenues, famous theatres, busy restaurants,
parks and squares, but the real flavor of this city is in its small nooks and crannies, each
of them unique.
Pass beneath the Kremlin walls and stroll around the historic precinct
within. Walk through Red Square and feast your eyes on St Basil's Cathedral.
Then start to explore wherever your fancy takes you. Markets, Parks, quiet
streets off the main avenues. The beautiful old convent of Novodevichy and the
cemetery next door, where famous multitudes are buried.
The Tretyakov or Pushkin
fine art museums that house world famous collections of Russian and
impressionist art. The old royal palace of Kolomenskoe on its bluff above the
sinuous Moscow River. Take a boat ride along the river itself. Go to a concert
or go wild at a club. Or go underground of the famed metro really deserve the
adjective "elegant". Soon you may just be entranced.
There is no better way to get to know Moscow, or its
citizens, than by strolling around, studying faces, randomly walking into stores
to see what's for sale, even if you buy nothing.
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