The Russian capital, Europe’s largest city with 12.2 million residents within the city boundaries and 16.8 million in the conurbation.
The spiritual and political power of Moscow reaches back 870 years in history.
Moscow has special charm, boasts a unique architecture, all to make a visit to the capital city a memorable occasion.
At the heart of the city is Red Square, where the power of the state meets religion, history and commerce. The coloured onion domes of St Basil’s Cathedral are justly world famous, the Square is enclosed by the mighty Kremlin walls on one side, finest shopping at GUM department store on the other with the red bricked State History Museum completing the ensemble. To the side sleeps the embalmed body of Lenin in his mausoleum.
Contained within the Kremlin walls are three magnificent cathedrals including the resting place of Ivan the Terrible, the golden topped bell tower, tsar’s cannon and the glittering diamond fund. Alongside is the Alexander Garden with the perpetually guarded tomb of the unknown soldier.
All principal Moscow streets radiate from Red Square.
Discover ancient hallowed churches, Moscow Baroque houses, constructivist style with Stalin architecture buildings along these routes, which add to the magnificent heritage making Moscow’s urban style unique and unforgettable.
Stalin’s skyscrapers known as the “Seven sisters” were built in Moscow between 1947 – 1957. Stained glass, marbles, bronze, oak sourced from around Baikal lake, red stone quarried from the Ural Mountains, only the finest materials garnished these magnificent buildings.
Moscow has developed to become one of the most modern cities in Europe with the impressive skyscrapers that rise in the west of the city at Moscow International Business Centre, better known as Moscow City, to give one of the highest skylines on the continent.
Yet Moscow has over 40 percent of its territory covered by greenery, it is one of the greenest capitals in Europe and far beyond , even having the largest forest in an urban area contained within its boundary.
Moscow is a scientific and cultural centre with Russia’s premier institutes, universities, libraries, and museums. The city leads a diverse cultural life. All conceivable cinemas, clubs, concert halls, more than 40 drama and musical theatres, with the star attraction of the Bolshoi Theatre, and presenting leading productions at the Art Theatre, The Maly Theatre, and The Vakhtangov Theatre.