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CATHEDRAL OF CHRIST THE SAVIOUR IN MOSCOW
The Cathedral of Christ the Saviour is the largest Orthodox cathedral in Russia. This majestic Moscow cathedral erected on the bank of the Moskva River opposite the Kremlin was built to gratify God for saving Russia from Napoleon’s army invasion.
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Saint Basil's Cathedral in the Moscow Red Square
The Saint Basil's Cathedral dates back to the era of Ivan the Terrible. It is the most famous symbol of medieval Russian architecture. This ornate complex of nine churches built on a common foundation occupies the vast expanse of Red Square in Moscow.
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Museum of Cosmonautics
The Museum of Cosmonautics is the largest space museum in Moscow. It is located on the ground floor of the Monument to Conquerors of Space. In this Moscow museum you can see the personal possessions of the first cosmonaut, the first spacesuits, etc.
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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 including a number of rare species of wild fauna.
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Chambers of the Romanov Boyars
The Chambers of the Romanov Boyars museum is situated in the 15-17th century chambers near the Kremlin. It is part of a unique architectural ensemble in Varvarka street. The chambers are thought to be the birthplace of the first tsar of the Romanov dynasty.
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The Kremlin and Its History
The Moscow 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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Kremlin Armoury Museum
The Armoury Chamber of the Kremlin (rus - Kreml) is an amazing treasure house museum. Its 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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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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The Diamond Fund Museum in Moscow
In the Moscow Kremlin there is a Diamond Fund, sharing a building with the Kremlin Armoury. There are natural diamonds, nuggets, and strikingly beautiful jewellery from various historic periods, of which the Imperial Crown of Russia is considered to be the gem.
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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 Red Square. 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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Jewish Museum and Tolerance Centre
The Jewish Museum is currently the most high-tech museum in Russia. The Museum boasts an extensive collection of materials presenting the history and culture of the Jewish people as well as the Russian history in an interesting and visual manner
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Vasnetsov House Museum
There is a truly remarkable Moscow art museum located on a quiet lane near the Garden Ring in Moscow. The museum is the house of Viktor Vasnetsov, a famous Russian artist. Viktor Vasnetsov is a past master of painting who created the Neo-Russian style.
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Zamoskvorechye
Zamoskvorechye is an exceptionally interesting district southward of the Kremlin. This is a favourite place for Muscovites. Many streets and lanes have undergone reconstruction and now feature broad sidewalks, stylish lanterns, benches and cycling lanes.
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Old Arbat Street
The Arbat is one of the main tourist venues of the capital, with its unparalleled atmosphere. There are not many streets in the world where such an incredible collection of outstanding artists and cultural figures have lived and worked in such close proximity.
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Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts
The A.S. Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts is one of the largest Moscow art museums in the capital. It exhibits a great collection of foreign art and full-size plaster models of major monuments of the ancient, medieval, and Renaissance periods.
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State Tretyakov Gallery
The State Tretyakov Gallery is one of Russia’s largest art galleries. The Tretyakov Gallery mainly exhibits classical Russian art – paintings, sculptures, icons, and works of decorative arts and crafts from the 11th to the early 20th century.
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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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Maxim Gorky Apartment Museum
The Memorial Museum of Maxim Gorky on Malaya Nikitskaya Street is one of the most beautiful house museums in Moscow, built in a unique art nouveau style. Here, you will experience the life and creative work of Maxim Gorky, a five-time Nobel Prize nominee.
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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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Leo Tolstoy Estate Museum in Khamovniki
The Leo Tolstoy estate museum in Khamovniki is a historical building which used to belong to Tolstoy himself. The museum is notable for the fact that everything here is just the way it was when Tolstoy lived here in 1893-1895 as if the time has been frozen.
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State Museum of GULAG History
The State Museum of GULAG History is dedicated to the tragic chapters in the history of Russia – political repression and the labour camp system of the Stalinist period. For two decades, 15 to 17 million prisoners have passed through the GULAG system.
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Tropinin Museum
The museum of the great Russian artist V.A. Tropinin is located in Zamoskvorechye. It is housed in a 19th century building, a sample of the Moscow merchant mansion, and presents true masterpieces of 18-19th century fine art, including unique furniture, etc.
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Museum of Patriotic War of 1812
The Museum of Patriotic War of 1812 opened its doors in Revolution Square, the heart of Moscow. It tells the story of one of the most complicated stages in the history of Russia, its victory over Napoleon and its role in the release of Europe.
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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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Novodevichy Convent in Moscow
The Novodevichy Convent is one of the most beautiful architectural monuments in Moscow, a true masterpiece of the 16th–17th cent., that played a crucial role in the history of Russia. The Novodevichy Convent is an example of Moscow Baroque architecture.
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Tsaritsyno Park in Moscow
Tsaritsyno is one of unique sights in the southern part of Moscow. It's a historical, natural and architectural ensemble with a palace and park complex dating back to the second half of the 18th cent. It was founded in 1776 by the order of Catherine the Great.
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Kolomenskoye in Moscow
Kolomenskoe is a sightseeing attraction in the south of Moscow which served as a residence for Russian grand princes and tsars for many centuries. Today, it is home to the Kolomenskoe Historical, Architectural and Natural Landscape Museum Reserve.
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Vadim Zadorozhny's Museum of Equipment
The Vadim Zadorozhny Vehicle Museum is a private museum of vintage cars, motor bikes and military vehicles, one of the largest in Europe. The museum displays cars which belonged to Soviet leaders, numerous antique cars of the 1900s–1940s and much more.
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Moscow Underground Architecture
The Moscow Metro is considered one of the most beautiful rapid transit systems in the world. 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 Moscow architecture.
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Izmailovo
Izmailovo is both a large district of Moscow and a well known park. The earliest reliable data on the village located on this site dates back to the 15th century. The beauty of this protected green area rivals that of the capital’s best parks.
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Muzeon Park of Arts
Muzeon Park of Arts is a large and well-planned plot of green land stretching along the River Moskva. The key theme of Muzeon is the art of sculpture. There are over 700 sculptures here in total, including the monuments of Soviet period, and modern sculptures.
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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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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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Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure
Gorky Park is located in central Moscow and is the city's most popular park, offering a wide variety of leisure activities ranging from relaxed strolls to modern art exhibitions. The park stretches along the picturesque embankment of the Moskva River.
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