The Kremlin Necropolis

If you have been lucky enough to visit Red Square already, you probably have noticed that almost the entire side of the Kremlin wall facing the square is guarded and off limits most of the time. Why you ask? Because besides the large “black box” located in front of the wall, known as Lenin’s Mausoleum… Continue reading

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Moscow’s GUM

A visit to Moscow is never complete without a visit to Moscow’s world famous Red Square (Красная площадь). In just one relativity small area, one can see many of the famous buildings and landmark Russia is known for. But what many people may not know, is that nearly one whole side of the square is… Continue reading

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Liden & Denz makes a cameo in spy fiction

What would you think if I told you that Liden & Denz Moscow Centre was serving as a cover for Russian spies? That’s crazy right? Well, in the real world it is. But in the fictional spy thriller Red Sparrow by former CIA agent Jason Matthews it’s not! The novel follows the career of Dominika Egorovna, a state intelligence officer… Continue reading

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Arbat Street

Most visitors to Moscow are familiar with the most famous sites and attractions. Red Square, the Kremlin and perhaps even some of the many Soviet monuments. But one place that many people (besides most Muscovites) are not aware of is the historic Arbat Street (Арбатская улица). Located right in the old center of Moscow, The Arbat… Continue reading

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Poklonnaya Hill & Park Pobedy

Anyone who has ever been to Russia can’t help but notice the Russian pride in their various military victories throughout history. This pride usually manifests itself in memorials and monuments dedicated to those who fought and died in the conflicts. Even in some of the smallest villages and in the most remote areas of Russia,… Continue reading

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The Seven Sisters

Every major city has its own unique buildings and architectural style that sets it apart from other cities, and Moscow is no exception. Looking at any picture of the Moscow skyline, you will quickly notice seven massive buildings in the distance, each with numerous spires on the roofs pointing upwards. It no coincidence that all… Continue reading

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Large Scale of Things: All Russian Exhibition Centre

Russian Exhibition Centre

Large Scale of Things: All Russian Exhibition Centre One thing visitors to Moscow may quickly notice is the immense scale of things. Nearly every structure in the city was built with the large scale of Russia itself in mind. The All Russian Exhibition Center (Всероссийский выставочный центр, or ВВЦ as its official abbreviated and ВДНХ… Continue reading

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Gorky Park

Gorky Park (Парк Горького) is an eco-friendly recreational zone in Moscow, and one of the biggest parks of the city. It is located just across the Moskva river (Река Москва) from Park Kultury metro station. The park was opened in 1928, named after Maxim Gorky (Максим Горкий). Konstantin Melnikov, a famous Soviet avant-garde architect, was… Continue reading

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