Russia's economic boom may not have lasted long enough to see its planned skyscrapers to completion, but it did finance an architectural trend that has left its...more
It's no secret that Russia reveres its writers, and Moscow is full of museums devoted to its most famous authors. In fact, there's an entire genre called...more
In 1882, private collector Pavel Tretyakov created this gallery—the country's main repository of Russian art—by presciently donating his collection...more
Located directly across the street from the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, the State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts is one of Russia's top museums. As part of a...more
Russians are passionate about their steam baths, and believe them to be a cure for almost any ailment. The 19th-century Sandunovskiye Bani (Sanduny for short)...more
Moscow's streets are so congested that a tour bus risks never reaching the sights. For a more stress-free form of sightseeing, board one of the riverboats that...more
The site of extravagant military parades during the Soviet era, this may be the most famous square in the world. The Kremlin walls and Lenin's tomb stand on one...more
St. Petersburg may be where palace lovers flock, but Moscow has a few royal residences worth visiting as well. When the czars still lived in Moscow,...more
Staying sane in rough-and-tumble Moscow means knowing where to find the city's oases. Novodevichy Monastery is one of them. Despite the name, it's actually a...more
The Moscow Conservatory, one of the largest and most famous music schools in the world, can be an amazing concert bargain. While tickets to concerts by visiting...more
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