Lost in Moscow public transport? Here the best apps!

Best apps for Moscow public transport

With a population of 13 million, huge concentric circular roads and Cyrillic lettering Moscow can seem like a daunting place to get around. But after two weeks living here I have devised a list of apps that can help you navigate Russia’s biggest city. All of the apps are free!   Citymapper This app uses… Continue reading


Round and Round: the New Moscow Central Circle

Moscow Central Circle

Round and Round: the New Moscow Central Circle On the 10th September a new line opened on the Moscow Metro circuit: the Moscow Central Circle, or MCC (Московское центральное кольцо, МЦК). The new route, drawn on my handy Yandex Metro app map in a dusty pink that Farrow and Ball would possibly care to call… Continue reading


Biking in Moscow

At first glance, Moscow does not seem like the ideal place to ride your bike. The busy roads and sometimes unpredictable driving of the locals can easily turn your calm ride into a nightmare. That being said, Moscow is actively changing and the mayor is taking measures that have had a real impact for bikers… Continue reading


Moscow’s Underground Art Exhibits

Many cities across the world have adopted the metro as the preferred method of public transportation, but few have gone to the same extent as Russia has to beautify their metro stations and turn them into an unofficial historical and national art museum of sorts. Built at the height of Joseph Stalin’s rule, the Moscow… Continue reading


St Petersburg Practical Information: Public Transport

This week’s practical information is all about public transport within the city. There’s a wide range of ways to get around the city and although you can do it on foot, of course, the public transport here is cheap and efficient and definitely worth using. The metro is the most obvious choice: with five lines… Continue reading