Moscow – the city and it’s Environments
The red-brick towers of the Kremlin occupy the founding site of Moscow; churches and monuments remember fallen heroes and victorious battles; and remains of the Soviet state are scattered all around the city. Even history is being examined in innovative ways, as new museums broach subjects long brushed under the carpet.
Sometimes referred to as simply The Kremlin, but in reality it is a city within a city, it is a historic fortified complex at the heart of Moscow, overlooking the Moskva River, Saint Basil's Cathedral and Red Square and the Alexander Garden.
It is the best known of Kremlins (Russian citadels) and includes four palaces, four cathedrals and the enclosing Kremlin Wall with Kremlin towers. The complex serves as the official residence of the President of the Russian Federation.
It also boasts the two richest repositories of Imperial treasures – Armory Chamber with 12th to 19th century jewellery, including the renowned Faberge Egg exhibit, the Diamond Fund.
Moscow is a city of superlatives. It boasts the most billionaires, the most expensive cups of coffee and – coming soon – the most colossal building in the world.
Former factories and deserted warehouses have been converted into edgy art galleries and intriguing underground clubs. World-class venues such as the Pushkin Fine Arts Museum are experimenting and expanding.
Tchaikovsky and Chekhov are well represented at Moscow theatres but you can also see world premieres by up-and-coming composers, choreographers and playwrights. The ancient city has always been a haven for history buffs.
A panoramic city tour will orient you with the city’s diverse and cultural riches, including a visit to Our Saviour’s Cathedral and it’s tragic past, the splendid 16th century New Maiden’s Convent, enjoy breathtaking views across Moscow city from the Sparrow Hills and other essential sights.
You must also get the feel of the daily life of Moscow with a Metro ride and souvenir hunters can indulge their hobby at the huge Izmailovo Bazaar.
From artistry and history to recreation and procreation, Moscow is a cauldron of creativity.