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Metro
Moscow's Metro system is magnificent. ...
Taxi
Moscow's streets are dotted with yellow ...
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From the airport
From Domodedovo Airport:
Trams and Trolley buses
Tram stops ...
Driving Tips
City in a day
Seeing the whole of Moscow in one day is an impossible task. A good idea would be to concentrate on ...
Maslenitsa [Blini Day]
This festival lasts one whole week. This was an ancient Russian ritual that was resurrected only ...
Victory Day
This is an extremely solemn event contrary to what is suggested by its name.  Russian soldiers ...
Moscow Yacht Festival
This grand event takes place in Gorky Park. Yachts are on sale for charity apart from which ...
When to go
The best time of the year to visit Moscow is during the summer season from June to August. The ...

Moscow, Russia

Moscow Today
Moscow, capital of Russia, is one of the largest metropolises in the world with an ever growing population. Moscow is a place where life is constantly on the move- a fact which is reflected in the opening of new restaurants, clubs and shopping malls ever so often. It is a perfect fusion of ancient meets modern. Juxtaposed with the Cathedrals built as early as the 11th century and other historic structures such as the Kremlin and Museums, are other recently built chic and modern structures. Moscow is quite simply the historical, cultural, political as well as financial capital of Russia.

Moscow back then
Moscow, historically, was the foundation of the Russian state. Ivan the Great following the Mongol invasion of areas surrounding Moscow, warded of these invaders and consolidated the Russian state from Moscow.
 
Moscow as a city grew in different stages so that city walls were constantly being knocked down and rebuilt so as to encompass newly acquired areas. Moscow progressed through distinct historical phases- each of these manifests itself in the architecture of the buildings. Czarist rule brought with it beautiful and ornate,

Baltschug Kempinski Moscow
This hotel is located in the neighborhood of Zamoskvorechie on the Moscow River. The hotel was built
Hotel Savoy
This hotel is located near Kremlin and Red Square. It was built in 1912 and has a wonderful ambience
Moscow Marriott
This hotel was opened in 1995 and has a central location. Contrary to appearances it is also one of
Hotel Metropol
This hotel is located in the vicinity of the Kremlin and Red Square. It was built in 1901 and provid
Park Hyatt Ararat
This hotel is located in the neighborhood of the Kremlin and Red Square. It is the archetypal 21st C
East- West Hotel
This hotel enjoys a central location and has an extremely peaceful ambience. In room faciliti

GUM
This shopping centre is located in the vicinity of the Red Square. It is the most famous of Moscow's
Okhotny Ryad
This is another of Moscow's famous shopping malls. It is located right outside the Kremlin and a ran
The Arbat
While much of what is sold here is over priced and readily available in other shopping areas, a few
Eliseyevsky Magazin
This is a food emporium where expensive chocolates, vodkas, cookies and salted herring are available
Central House of Artists
Artists have put up their creations for sale on the ground floor of the museum.   Address: 1
Pyatniskaya Street
This area is unique and quite eclectic since it is consists of a number of small shops and galleries

Moscow Yacht Festival
This grand event takes place in Gorky Park. Yachts are on sale for charity apart from which visitors
Russian Open
This golf tournament in Russia is held annually. The venue is usually the Le Meridian Moscow Country
Millionaire Fair
Moscow is famed for the vast income differential that exists between the rich and the poor. Along wi
Prodexpo
This is a drink and food exhibition which is held annually in Moscow. It is the first of its kind in
New Year's Eve
Tourists and other merry makers usually converge at Red Square to welcome the New Year. Two constant
Paskha (Easter)
Easter is observed in Kolomenskoye where a service is held in the Church of Ascension. Muscovites fe

Korchma Taras Bulba
This restaurant takes its name from one of the main characters in a Gogol novel. The restaurant is f
Rostiks
American styled fried chicken is most popular at this low- cost fast food joint. However, traditiona
Krasnaya ploschad
This restaurant is located in the centre of Moscow and customers get a breathtaking view of Moscow f
Okhotny Ryad Shopping Centre
The food court in this famous shopping mall is a good option for those on a budget and those traveli
Parizhsk
Easy going best describes the atmosphere of this restaurant. Open twenty four hours a day it offers
Mama Zoya
This restaurant is especially interesting because of what its location has to offer- it is a boat re

Fast Facts
Location:Located on the Moskva River in the Central Federal District, in the European part of Russia.

Local City Name:
Moscow

Area:
1,081 sq km
Dialing code:
+7
Area Code:
495
Emergency Numbers:
Fire: 01
Police: 02
Ambulance: 03

Population:
10,409,200

Languages:
Russian, English

Time zone:
GMT +3 (Last Sunday in October - last Sunday in March: GMT +4)

Currency:
Russian Ruble (RUR)
The RUR is divided into 100 kopeks


Average January Temperatures:
- 13°C (- 9°F)

Average July Temperatures:
18°C (64°F)

Annual Rainfall:
24.3 inches

 
What to do with children in town
Kolomenskoye This is a sprawling estate situated along the Moscow River. This estate can be enjoyed by children and adults alike. It is ...
Health And Safety
Tourists should always carry their passports with them. Russian policemen often ask to see these as well as documentation proving that you ...

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