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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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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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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 and towers, museums, a cemetery with a mausoleum, and a huge department store in a single space.
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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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The Diamond Fund Museum in Moscow
The core of the collection is comprised of strikingly beautiful jewellery from various historic periods, of which the Imperial Crown of Russia is considered to be the gem. Military awards and numerous imperial regalia are also on display.
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Saint Basil's Cathedral in the Moscow Red Square
The Orthodox 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 church architecture. The ornate cathedral has a rather unconventional look.
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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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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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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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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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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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The Kremlin and Its History
The Kremlin is one of the most important examples of Russian architecture and Europe’s largest fortress still in regular use. Its walls conceal magnificent cathedrals and palaces of different epochs as well as the Armoury Chamber and the Diamond Fund, all of which extremely interesting museums.
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Kremlin Armoury Museum
The Armoury Chamber of the Moscow Kremlin is an amazing treasure house museum. The museum collection is made up of unique items, which were preserved for centuries in the royal treasury and in the Patriarch’s sacristy. These include personal belongings of Russian tsars, valuable gifts from foreign embassies as well as household and decorative items made by Armoury craftsmen.
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Kitay-Gorod
Kitay-gorod 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. Kitay-gorod adjoins Red Square and leads into the historical part of Moscow.
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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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