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Borodino Field
Borodino field is a huge memorial, a monument to the military glory of Russia. It is situated not far from the small settlement called Borodino and has been a battlefield twice. Napoleon’s Grand army and the Russian troops led by M. Kutuzov fought here in1812.
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Muranovo Estate Museum
One of the best known open-air memorial museums in Russia, Muranovo has preserved all features of a 19th-century country estate. The most well-known representatives of the Russian gentry grew up there, away from the hustle and bustle of the capital city.
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Ethnomir
Ethnomir is an ethnographic park and museum 80 km from Moscow. It is a popular holiday destination for families with kids. The concept of Ethnomir is to create a park which brings together cultures from around the world and presents them in one site.
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Radonezh
The settlement of Radonezh, located 55 km from Moscow in the direction of Sergiyev Posad city, is one of Moscow Region’s landmarks and a major destination for pilgrims. It is in Radonezh young St. Sergius of Radonezh decided to become a hermit.
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Serednikovo Estate
The estate of Serednikovo is a large architectural and landscape ensemble dating back to the late 18th century. It is also associated with Russian author, Mikhail Lermontov. The estate surrounded by a landscape park, is a fine sample of Russian classicism.
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Shakhmatovo Estate
Shakhmatovo, Tarakanovo, and Boblovo manors have been merged into the Alexander Blok and Dmitry Mendeleev Historical, Literary and Nature Museum and Reserve, related to the Russian poet Alexander Blok and to Dmitry Mendeleev, the outstanding Russian chemist.
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The Abramtsevo Museum Reserve
The Abramtsevo Museum Reserve is one of the most famous memorial and art museums in Russia, located 60 kilometres away from Moscow. Abramtsevo is the birthplace of the Russian Art Nouveau, the ‘national-romantic style’ which assimilated the best of folk art.
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Melikhovo Estate Museum
The Chekhov State Literary and Memorial Museum in Melikhovo near Moscow is one of the most interesting house museums dedicated to A. Chekhov. This place has preserved the mansion perfectly, as well as the outbuilding, and the garden of the estate.
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KOLOMNA
Kolomna is one of the best-known and most popular cities for tourists in the Moscow Oblast. You can easily do a day-trip from Moscow to Kolomna. The city features an overwhelming number of historical monuments, churches, interesting buildings and museums.
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Arts and Crafts of Moscow Region
The handicrafts and artistic achievements of craftsmen are an important part of Russian culture. The Moscow Region is one of the ancient centres of Russian folk art. Artists’ teams and workshops grouped around Russia’s capital throughout the centuries.
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Gorki Leninskiye Museum Reserve
Gorki Leninskiye is one of the most famous estates in Moscow Oblast. 19th-century furnishings are well preserved here. The complex includes the Lenin Museum, Lenin’s memorial flat recently transferred from the Kremlin, and the Scientific and Cultural Centre.
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Sergiyev Posad
Sergiyev Posad is a small city 70 km from Moscow that became an open-air collection of church architectural masterpieces. Established here in the mid-14th century, the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius is the largest friary and religious awareness centre in Russia.
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Zakharovo Estate Museum
The estate of Zakharovo, located in the Odintsovsky District of the Moscow Region, 54 km to the west of Moscow, contains a mansion, annexes, an old pond and a park. Pushkin, the founder of Russian literature, lived in Zakharovo until he turned seven.
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Bolshiye Vyazyomy Estate
Located on the bank of the Vyazyomka River, 54 km to the west of Moscow, the estate of Bolshiye Vyazyomy is a beautiful area dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries. It is truly one of the most enchanting places associated with Russian poet A. Pushkin.
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Arkhangelskoye Estate Museum
The Arkhangelskoe Memorial Estate is one of the most wonderful attractions near Moscow. This is the estate which used to be owned by Russia's richest aristocratic families of the 18-19th centuries including the Sheremetevs, the Yusupovs, and the Golitsyns.
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Kimry
The small town of Kimry is located 160 km away from Moscow in Tver Region. Tourists are attracted to this city mainly due to more than 100 architectural landmarks, among which the wooden architecture in the Art Nouveau style is the most popular.
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Pereslavl-Zalessky
140 km away from Moscow lies a beautiful town – Pereslavl-Zalessky. It is one of the towns of the "Golden Ring" of Russia. Its history is closely intertwined with the names of the Prince Alexander Nevsky, Tsar Ivan the Terrible, and Emperor Peter the Great.
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Serpukhov
The ancient town of Serpukhov is situated 99 km to the south of Moscow in one of the most charming locations of Moscow Oblast. It is first mentioned in Russian chronicles in 1339, which makes this town almost two centuries younger than Moscow.
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Boris Pasternak House Museum in Peredelkino
The poet and writer, whose creative mind produced work contrary to the Soviet authorities, was only 46 when he fell into disrepute with the government. He had to retreat to his dacha in the writer’s colony of Peredelkino, where he felt more safe.
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Dmitrov
Dmitrov is a small and very old city located 65 km to the north of Moscow. It was founded by Prince Yuri Dolgorukiy after his foundation of Moscow. In the past, Dmitrov formed the northern defensive line of Moscow. Its earliest rampart still exists today.
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Monasteries of Moscow Region
Over the last few years monasteries around Moscow have been rapidly reconstructed. Over the hundreds of years they have been glorified by great saints, hermits, and preachers. Objects of religious reverence such as miraculous icons and relics are kept in them.
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