Who was in Moscow, knows Russia.

Karamzin N.


  The Old Arbat, located between the gate area of Arbat and Smolenskaya square, is om of the oldest surviving streets in Moscow. This symbol of the old town has been immortalized in poems, novels, songs, and even movies a fair amount of times and is a popular tourist attraction. Today under this name we mean a narrow and busy street, but in fact Arbat is a historical district of Moscow, which celebrated its 500th anniversary in 1993.

On the 25th of December in 1812 Russian emperor Alexander I issued the manifesto according to which a cathedral should be built in honor of the victory of Russia over the Napoleon’s army. The new Cathedral was meant to become the embodiment of the great feat of Russian people and the commemoration of “gratitude to God who rescued Russia from threatened death”.

The ethnographic Park Museum “Ethnomir” (Ethno World) is an unusual project: on the territory of 140 hectares one can find a small model of the diverse planet of people. The territory is divided into 6 different ethno areas; each of them recreates a national culture of a particular country or geographic area: "Russian Compound", "Ukraine and Belarus", "Central Asian Countries", "Museum of the Russian stove," "North, Siberia and Far East" and "South Asia Countries".

"Izmaylovsky Kremlin" is the unique center of culture and entertainments based on the well-known Vernissage in Izmailovo. Here it meets the amazing architecture and friendly atmosphere of this Russian Compound!

For curious natures are opened: Museum of bread, Museum of chocolate, Museum of the Russian toy, Museum of history of vodka, Museum of history of the basis of the Russian Navy.

The first drafts of this hi-rise business district knows as “Moscow City” saw the light of day in 1992: that same year the Moscow government first conceived the project. The Moscow IBC, initially planned as an analogue of Paris’ La Défense and London's Canary Wharf, is, in fact, still under development.

The Moscow Kremlin is the main sight of Russia. He keeps a set of secrets and fascinating stories - about Napoleon's escape from the Kremlin, painting of the Kremlin brick from white to red, the murdered tsarevitch Dmitriy, about rich treasures and other improbable things. Hundreds of books are written about it and the Kremlin guides are the main keepers of these stories.

The Moscow metro is not just the most beautiful in the world-it is the only underground, which construction was based on not just a transportation necessity. The 1930-ies, when the first metro line was opened were the blossom of Stalin’s construction. . In Moscow the empire was built, and it was built for ages. There wasn't enough place necessary for demonstration of this greatness, on the earth, but underground him was more than enough. So grew a whole underground city, inlaid with riches from all over the country, decorated with the best of its artists.

Novodevichy Convent is located in the south-west of Moscow, in the bend of the Moscow River, and is an outstanding architectural monument of the 16th and 17th centuries. The convent was founded by Tsar Vasiliy III in 1524 in honor of the return of Smolensk lands to Russia ten years earlier. This also explains the second name of the monastery – the Mother of God of Smolensk.

Poklonnaya Gora, literally "bow-down hill", is famous hill located in the west of Moscow, between the rivers Setun and Fil’ka. Once the Poklonnaya Mountain was far outside of Moscow and offered a panoramic view of the city. Historically travellers would stop here to look at Moscow and pay their respects, hence the name of the mountain. A memorial sign with the words "The monument to the Victory of the Soviet people in the Great Patriotic War of the 1941-1945 years will be erected here" was installed on the Poklonnaya Hill on the 23rd of February of 1958. Words to action, the Victory Park was built around the memorial sign.


The largest historical museum of Russia, the State Historical Museum, was founded in 1872 by request of the Russian scientific community.
The State Historical Museum was supposed to "serve as a visual history", therefore the items were brought here from all over Russia. Altogether, Russian scientists, historians and archaeologists managed to collect more than 4 million showpieces.


The State Tretyakov Gallery is an art museum in Moscow, which has one of the largest and most significant collections of Russian fine arts. The Gallery is called by the name of the Moscow merchant and industrialist Pavel Mikhailovich Tretyakov (1832-1898). The Tretyakov family bought the House on Lavrushinsky pereulok at the end of 1851. In 1856 Pavel Mikhailovich acquired the first paintings, initiating the famous collection. In 1892, he handed his collection as a gift to the city of Moscow. 

VDNKh, which in Russian stands for Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy, is located in the north of Moscow, in Ostankino. The unique appearance of this once All-Union Exhibition formed for decades. The exhibition opened its doors on the 1st of August of 1935, under the name of the All-Union Agricultural Exhibition.

The remarkable natural zone situated on the right bank of the Moskva River, "Sparrow Hills", is the highest point of Moscow, standing at about 220 m above sea level. A great place to relax with family or friends, Vorobyovy Gory, as they are known among the locals, is a unique ecological area offering a great panoramic view of the whole city center. Sparrow Hills also provides plenty of alternatives for sport lovers, and those looking for entertainment.