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Moscow back then

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ImageMoscow, 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, luxurious and excessive palatial scale edifices. Soviet Russia manifested itself in bleak and drab colored sky scrapers that dot Moscow's skyline.

 

Both of these eras of imperial and communist rule left their mark on Moscow in the form of monuments such as The Cathedral of Christ the Savior, Novodevichy Convent, the Armory Museum, Red Square, Lenin's Mausoleum and Marx's statue with the historical words: 'Workers of the World Unite' engraved beneath it.  

 

 

 

Transportation/Getting Around

Driving Tips
Drivers should carry with them at all ...
Buses
Bus stops are denoted by the letter 'A'. It is not advisable to take the bus since travel time is ...
Metro
Moscow's Metro system is magnificent. It covers all of Moscow and travel prices are affordable. The ...
Taxi
Moscow's streets are dotted with yellow Fords or Volgas. They are often concentrated in areas where ...
Car for hire
A car can be hired on a day to day basis or on a weekly basis. The price varies depending on what ...
From the airport
From Domodedovo Airport:
Visitors can either take a cab to the city centre which will cost ...