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Arkhangelskoye Estate Museum
The Arkhangelskoe Memorial Estate is a wonderful place near Moscow which is certainly worth at least one visit. 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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Tropinin Museum
It might be a challenge to find the V.A. Tropinin Museum, but if you succeed you will greatly enjoy the museum and its collections. The small building of the museum is tucked away in Zamoskvorechye, which has long been famous for its mansions, gardens, and the quiet and slow-paced merchant lifestyle.
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Museum of Cosmonautics
The district around the VDNKh Metro station is one of the most interesting and impressive places whose origin is directly related to the Soviet epoch. The famous statue ‘Worker and Kolkhoz Woman’ by Vera Mukhina, a memorial house of a member of the Academy of Sciences Sergei Korolev.
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Museum of Patriotic War of 1812
The museum is dedicated to one of the most glorious pages of Russian history – the Patriotic War of 1812 and Russia’s victory over Napoleon. The museum display occupies the atrium-museum (architect P.Y. Andreev).
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Chambers of the Romanov Boyars
The Chambers of the Romanov Boyars museum is situated in a historic building –15-17th century chambers near the Kremlin. The chambers are considered to be the birthplace of the first tsar of the Romanov dynasty Mikhail Fyodorovich. The museum halls house themed displays and reconstructed interiors dedicated to the former estate residents’ life.
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Novodevichy Convent in Moscow
The Novodevichy Convent is one of the key Orthodox complexes that played a crucial role in the history of religion and public life of Russia. At the same time, this monastery is one of the most beautiful architectural monuments in the country, a true masterpiece of the 16th–17th centuries.
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CATHEDRAL OF CHRIST THE SAVIOUR IN MOSCOW
The Cathedral of Christ the Saviour is the largest Orthodox cathedral in Russia, being of at least the same importance to Moscow as the Kremlin and Red Square. This majestic memorial cathedral erected on the bank of the Moskva River opposite the Kremlin was built to gratify God for saving Russia from Napoleon’s invasion.
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Izmailovo
The earliest reliable data on the village located on this site dates back to the 15th century. The beauty of this protected green area can rival with that of the capital’s best parks. Moreover, Izmailovo offers perfect opportunities to relax and get engrossed into the history of Moscow.
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Gorki Leninskiye Museum Reserve
Gorki Leninskiye is one of the most famous estates in Moscow Oblast, a 30-minute drive from the Domodedovskaya metro station. Most people only associate it with the name of Vladimir Lenin, the Soviet leader. Indeed, 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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Melikhovo Estate Museum
The Chekhov State Literary and Memorial Museum in Melikhovo is the principal museum in Russia dedicated to the life and creative work of the great writer. Seventy kilometres away from Moscow, this place has perfectly preserved the mansion, the outbuilding, and the garden of the estate, as well as the schools built by Chekhov.
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Sergiyev Posad
Sergiyev Posad is a small city 70 km from Moscow in the direction of Yaroslavl that in seven centuries became a major Orthodox centre and an open-air collection of church architectural masterpieces. Established here in the mid-14th century, the monastic community of St. Sergius of Radonezh is the largest friary and religious awareness centre in Russia.
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Zamoskvorechye
Zamoskvorechye is a vast and exceptionally interesting district southward of the Kremlin, where outstanding architectural landmarks have survived to our times, such as the Resurrection Church in Kadashi, St. Kliment’s Church, the State Tretyakov Gallery, the Church of St. Gregory of Neo-Caesarea and many other historical sites.
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Old Arbat Street
The Arbat (Russian: Арбат) is a street you can only talk about delightfully! There are so many stories connected with it, so many people has it witnessed, so many memories it keeps... You name it!
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Jewish Museum and Tolerance Centre
There’s a museum in Moscow that definitely belongs on the list of places worth visiting. Note that you can go there any day except Fridays and Saturdays. As you surely have guessed by now, it’s about the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center.
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Muzeon Park of Arts
Muzeon Park of Arts is one of the places in Moscow you fall in love with once and for all. It happily combines the Soviet past and the latest novelties of Moscow life.
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Tsaritsyno Park in Moscow
Tsaritsyno (Russian: Tsaritsyno or Царицыно) is a reserve area in the southern part of Moscow, a unique historical, natural and architectural ensemble with a palace and park complex dating back to the second half of the 18th century as its gem.
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Kolomenskoye in Moscow
Kolomenskoe is an area in the south of Moscow which served as a residence for Russian grand princes and tsars for many centuries. Today, it is home to Kolomenskoe Historical, Architectural and Natural Landscape Museum Reserve. Its unique collections of treasures, art objects, and authentic household items attract thousands of visitors yearly.
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Moscow zoo
The Moscow Zoo is one of the oldest zoos in Europe. Located in the city centre, the zoo is a favourite place for families with children and a popular tourist attraction. The zoo is home to about 1,100 species, being second only to the Berlin Zoological Garden within the European territory.
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Vasnetsov House Museum
There is a truly remarkable museum on a quiet lane near the Garden Ring in Moscow. The museum is the house of Viktor Vasnetsov, a famous Russian artist (1848-1926). Viktor Vasnetsov is a past master of painting who created the Neo-Russian style.
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State Tretyakov Gallery
The exhibition space of the main building of the gallery in ​​Lavrushinsky Lane, which is traditionally called the Tretyakov Gallery, is over 12 thousand sq.m. It is divided into 62 theme halls.
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Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts
The A.S. Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, or the Pushkin Museum, as the Muscovites often call it, is one of the most interesting places in the capital. It exhibits a collection of foreign art which is the first in its size in Moscow and the second in Russia (after the State Hermitage, situated in Saint-Petersburg).
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State Museum of GULAG History
The State Museum of GULAG History is dedicated to one of the most tragic chapters in the history of Russia – political repression and the labour camp system of the Stalinist period. GULAG is a Russian acronym for the government agency called the Chief Directorate of Camps.
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Leo Tolstoy Estate Museum in Khamovniki
Leo Tolstoy lived most of his life in Yasnaya Polyana (Russian: Ясная Поляна, literally: "Bright Glade"), his family estate near Tula. During his short visits to Moscow he usually stayed in rented apartments or with his wife Sophia’s relatives.
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State Tretyakov Gallery on Krymsky Val
The branch of the State Tretyakov Gallery on Krymsky Val is entirely devoted to 20th century Russian art. It is there that you can see the first version of Malevich’s "Black Square", Tatlin’s "Letatlin", Mashkov’s still lifes and Konchalovsky’s portraits, etc.
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Moscow Underground Architecture
The Moscow Metro is considered one of the most beautiful rapid transit systems in the world. Architecturally, this is a true underground museum, which can be accessed for the price of one ride. Each of its 222 stations is unique in its own way, and many of the stations built in the Soviet era are recognised as masterpieces of architecture.
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Vadim Zadorozhny's Museum of Equipment
Vadim Zadorozhny Vehicle Museum (Russian: Muzey tekhniki Vadima Zadorozhnogo or Музей техники Вадима Задорожного) is a private museum of vintage cars, motor bikes and military vehicles, one of the largest in Europe.
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Maxim Gorky Apartment Museum
The Memorial Museum of Maxim Gorky is a must see for anyone visiting Moscow, and not only because this is where the great writer once lived and worked. Gorky’s house on Malaya Nikitskaya Street is a unique art nouveau landmark in Moscow.
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Kitay-Gorod
Kitay-gorod, also referred to as the Great Possad, is an area of Moscow located east of the Kremlin. This is where the earliest streets of Moscow are preserved, as well as numerous unique monuments of architecture, and an active government district.
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Kremlin Armoury Museum
The Armoury Chamber of the Kremlin in Moscow is an amazing treasure house museum. The museum collection is made up of unique items, which were preserved in the royal treasury and in the Patriarch’s sacristy. These include personal belongings of Russian tsars.
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The Kremlin and Its History
The Kremlin is one of the most important examples of Russian architecture and Europe’s largest fortress. For years, the complex grew larger every time it was reconstructed until it reached its current size in the 15th century, during the reign of Ivan III.
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The Diamond Fund Museum in Moscow
In the Moscow Kremlin there is a special place known as Diamond Fund. There are natural diamonds and nuggets, as well as strikingly beautiful jewellery from various historic periods, of which the Imperial Crown of Russia is considered to be the gem.
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Red Square and Its History
Red Square is the heart of Moscow and the main square of Russia. Its monuments embody Moscow’s centuries-old history in all of its manifestations. Few squares in the world combine churches, defensive walls, towers and museums in a single space.
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Saint Basil's Cathedral in the Moscow Red Square
The Cathedral of Saint Basil dates back to the 16th century and the era of Ivan the Terrible. It is the most famous symbol of medieval Russian architecture. This ornate church building occupies the vast expanse of Red Square in Moscow.
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