1. Fly the cable car over Moscow River Opened in November 2018, the ride is a fantastic experience, which quickly bagged the top spot in a matter of days. 700-800 rubles gets you a return ticket from Luzhniki to Vorobyevy Gory. At night time you get a bird’s eye view of the magnificence of Neskuchny Sad’s light display. 2. Dance, ride and chill at Gorky Park This centrally-located slice of heaven is the capital’s pride. Fun activities and rentals of every sort imaginable, cool bars such as Lebedinoe Ozero, or a game of boules and cocktails at La Boules. Or just a chillout session by the famous pond. When you’re in Moscow in the warmer months, Gorky Park should be at the very top of your list. In winter, a huge chunk of the park turns into a skating rink. P.S. And don’t forget to visit Neskuchny Sad - the long serene stretch along the embankment. Konstantin Kokoshkin/Global Look Press 3. Travel to medieval Russia at Kolomenskoye This … [Read more...] about 50 things you must do in Moscow: Our randomized guide!
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View of the Mokhovaya street and Pashkov House, Moscow, 1798. Public Domain Gérard de la Barthe, Cornelis de Bruijn, Auguste Jean Baptiste Antoine Cadolle – few people today have heard of these European artists. But thanks to their work we can get an idea of what Moscow looked like hundreds of years ago. In September 1812, Napoleon's troops entered Moscow. A fire that raged for several days destroyed most of the city, and since landscapes were not particularly popular in Russia in the late 18th and early 19th centuries very few depictions of pre-1812 Moscow remain. This is why works by European artists who happened to be in Russia at the time are such valuable sources of information about this period. Cornelis de Bruijn View from the Sparrow Hills, 1714. Public Domain One such artist was Cornelis de Bruijn, a Dutch traveler, author and artist. In the early 18th century, he visited the Russian Empire, where he was received by the court of Peter … [Read more...] about How European artists saw Moscow in the 18th and 19th centuries
20. Vorobyevy Gory This station was built in 1959 on a bridge spanning the Moskva River – the first station of its kind in Russia. In the 1990s the station was renovated, and since 2010 it has been used as an exhibition hall for porcelain, dolls, animal sculptures and period costumes. If you are lucky, you might have the chance to see a seasonal exhibition dedicated to Russian achievements in sports or space exploration. 19. Spartak Construction began on this station in the 1970s, but the project was eventually frozen due to mismanagement. It opened anew on Aug. 27, 2014, the same day as the nearby stadium of Spartak Moscow. The station is decorated with soccer-themed panels, and the main colors are white and red – the colors of Spartak. 18. Dinamo The USSR’s focus on health and sports was the main theme in the decor of the Dinamo station, which is named after the nearby stadium. The design of the above-ground pavilion pays homage to Ancient Greece, the … [Read more...] about 20 Moscow metro stations ranging from beautiful to absolutely breathtaking
See where Leo Tolstoy went for walks and learn how to raise your child to become a scientist. Here are Russia's most beautiful country estates that once belonged to outstanding writers, composers and artists. Even those mansions of well-known historical personalities that lost their original interiors, and which have been recreated, are now turning into tourist meccas for both Russian and foreign tourists. Specially for Russia Beyond, blogger and photographer Vadim Razumov, who is the brains behind the Country Estate Express (Usadebny Express) tourism company, gives his pick of the most interesting day-trips for foreigners. 1. Zakharovo and Bolshiye Vyazemy (Moscow Region) Zakharovo Boris Kavashkin/TASS Russia's most important poet, Alexander Pushkin, wrote his first poems here. As a child he used to visit Zakharovo, the estate of his grandmother Maria Gannibal (Hannibal). The big wooden mansion is now entirely devoted to the poet's childhood. Bolshiye Vyazemy … [Read more...] about 5 picturesque estates near Moscow where famous and wealthy Russians lived (PHOTOS)
Castle concerts, 19th century war painting, and a three-day rave are the pick of the bunch between World Cup matches this weekend. 1. Music: Mojo (with Seth Troxler) at Gazgolder Kicking off Friday at midnight, Moscow’s ritziest club is playing host to two full days of straight techno this weekend. The star-studded lineup will feature none other than electronic royalty Seth Troxler, who will be accompanied by Romanian highflyers Praslesh as well as Moscow household names Nikita Zabelin and Easy Changes, among others. Here’s a taste of what to expect: Characterized by their 70s theme, Mojo events promise a blurry psychedelic ambiance to give you that summer vibe. Show up in your waviest garms. Where:Gazgolder, Nijni Susalni Pereulok 5 (Metro: Kurskaya) When:Friday midnight through till 15:00 on Sunday How much:2000 rubles ($32) for Friday, 1500 rubles ($24) for Saturday, 3000 rubles ($47) for both Website:https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1119528 2. Art: Vasily … [Read more...] about What to do in Moscow this weekend (June 29