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Moscow

Moscow
Continent:  Europe
Country: Russia
Population: 12,197,596 (2015 estimate)
Dialing Code:+7 495, +7 499
Time zone: MSK (UTC+03:00)

 

 

 

Moscow, capital of Russia is the most populous city of the Russian Federation.  It is a major political, economic, cultural and scientific center and also the largest city on the European continent.

Owing to its large economy and status, Moscow is ranked as the ninth most expensive city in the world. Well heeled  Muscovites flaunt their wealth by sipping Champagne with sushi at elite restaurants and shopping for designer labels at very expensive boutiques.

Even with the tumbling ruble in its economy and economic sanctions, Moscow remains the bullet point of a major world superpower. This doesn’t make the city a no-go area however, with over 40% of its territory covered by greenery and architecture as one of the city’s main tourist attractions, Moscow is definitely a tourist friendly city.

The city is keen to celebrate its great writers, composers and artists. It boasts of world class institutions such as the Bolshoi Theatre, the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory and the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts. 

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Activities

Moscow, on the Moskva River in western Russia, is the nation’s cosmopolitan capital. In its historic core is the Kremlin, a complex that’s home to the president and tsarist treasures in the Armoury. Outside its walls is Red Square, Russia's symbolic center. It's home to Lenin’s Mausoleum, the State Historical Museum's comprehensive collection and St. Basil’s Cathedral, known for its colorful, onion-shaped domes.

The Garden Ring district has bars, nightclubs and museums like the Pushkin State Museum, with many Impressionist works, and the State Tretyakov Gallery, specializing in Russian art. Nearby are the Bolshoi Theatre, known for ballet and opera, and Tretyakovsky Proyezd, a street lined with luxury shops. To the north, the Ostankino TV Tower offers panoramic views. Wintertime brings ice-skating to Gorky Park, plus the Russian Winter Festival, featuring music and dance. South of the city center is the open-air architecture museum Kolomenskoye, showcasing a wide range of building types.

Nightlife in Moscow , is quite the sight- jazz, rock or vodka is your thing, there are plenty of options. Even the culinary circuit has come on leaps and bounds, though an evening at one of the city’s growing stable of world-class restaurants requires considerable investment. This is, after all, a capital of oligarchs.

Climate

Moscow has a humid continental climate with long cold winters (quite normal by Russian standards ) lasting from mid November to the end of March and warm summers. Everyone knows that Russia is cold but not as cold as Siberia or the far North. 

The high summer months of July and August are peak season in Moscow and a reasonable time to visit, although the city can be crowded and sometimes uncomfortably warm at this time of year. It can also be surprisingly wet. If circumstances permit, the early summer months of May or June, or early autumn, are generally better choices. Winter is best avoided altogether, although a cover of fresh snow does serve to give the city an undeniably romantic atmosphere.

Eating Out

Since the demise of Communism, all the cuisines of the world have found their way to Moscow. Dining out is a thoroughly cosmopolitan experience, although fine food often comes with a stratospheric price tag. At the cheaper end of the market, there are plenty of inexpensive shashlik (shish kebabs) and Sushi cafes catering to ordinary Muscovites rather than oligarchs.

You should be aware that some of the more upmarket restaurants in Moscow also have a rather snooty door policy known as ‘face control'. To fit in with the Muscovite high flyers, it pays to observe the local dress code when dining in the smarter places. For men, jeans and jumpers can be acceptable as long as you have proper footwear - leather shoes, never trainers. At more expensive places, diners are expected to dress expensively. Women are always expected to look ultra-feminine - which usually means make-up, showy dresses and high heels.

Getting Around

Sheremetyevo International Airport , one of the five primary commercial airports, is the most common entry point for foreign visitors, handling 60% of all international flights. Moscow also has an extensive network of buses, trolleybuses and trams, run by Moscow City Transport but the easiest way to get around Moscow is using the efficient but often crowded Metro system. Car – hire is expensive.

Kids Attractions

Moscow may not be the most obvious destination for a family holiday, but Russians do love children, and Russian tradition holds a particular reverence for childhood. It's no surprise, then, that Moscow can offer a host of entertaining and often highly original attractions for children, many of which traverse the language barrier effortlessly and have a universal appeal.

With lots of Circuses, amusement parks and Entertainment centers to keep the kids having fun all day long. The Moscow state circus is one of the most obvious destinations for visitors with children. The Red square & Koomenskoe park are also magical spots which appeal to kids with lots of colourful and traditional entertainment for kids.

Gorky Park, the oldest amusement park is also the best equipped and most popular among adults and kids alike.

Language

The official language is Russian.

Money

 The official currency is the Russian Ruble (currently $1 is very approximately 30ru.)

Night Life

Visitors to Russia are always struck by the Russian enthusiasm for classical art forms, particularly theatre, music and dance, and Moscow is one of the top places in the country to sample the glory of Russian ballet, opera and drama.


For those less classically inclined, the city also has all the nightclubs, bars and brew-halls you would expect from a modern European capital. However, going out in Moscow can be a very expensive business. Even with the necessary cash, most elite nightspots have very strict dress codes where even wearing this season’s Prada collection may not get you past the ‘face control’ on the door. Moving considerably down market, there is a seedy side to city nightlife too, with plenty of shady lap dancing bars.

Restaurants

This city boasts of hundreds of restaurants, bars , cafes and fast food outlets. From cheap basement venues to fine dining establishments, Moscow has it all. 

Shopping

Shopping in Moscow is set for big spenders. Ultra fashion conscious super rich Russians fill the gaudy and glamorous stores selling everything from designer clothes to quirky souvenirs. Shopping in Moscow however doesn’t require you to break the bank; with a little research you can find some truly original and unique Russian purchases. 

Sightseeing

There is a lot to see in  the vibrant and vast city of Moscow. See the Kremlin, Russia’s political centre filled with architectural masterpieces.

Red Square is traditionally the first stop for visitors to Moscow and it certainly lives up to expectations. There are also museums, parks and galleries to fill your ever expanding itinerary.

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