Moscow, Russia

Moscow is the capital of Russia. Having played a central role in the development of the Russian state and its history, Moscow was the capital of the former Soviet Union and cont... more

Moscow, Russia

Moscow is the capital of Russia. Having played a central role in the development of the Russian state and its history, Moscow was the capital of the former Soviet Union and continues to pave the way as Muscovites move into the 21st century. An 860 year-old city, Moscow has many reminders of its imperial and Soviet past. It is a sprawling city with numerous museums, Soviet-era monoliths and post-Soviet kitsch.

Moscow has many attractions, but many of them are not friendly to a non-Russian-speaker. English-language newspapers like The Moscow Times , Element , Moscow News and others can help to navigate towards English-language friendly attractions and services.

Moscow has two circuses, the Nikulin circus on Tsvetnoi Bulvar (metro Tsvetnoi Bulvar), and the new circus near the University.

The Obraztsov Puppet Theatre at the very north part of the Garden Ring has performances during the winter in the evening. Everything is in Russian and meant for children, but the stories are simple and quite understandable even if you don't understand Russian. 

Make sure you visit a Russian bathhouse (banya) while in Moscow, as it's an important Russian tradition and Russians, especially 40+, go at least once a week. Have a hot steam, followed by a good whipping with birch branches. While its not the most pleasant experience, the benefits you'll receive afterward will enable you to understand why Russians are loyal to their banya. Most famous banya is the Sanduny (or Sandunovskaya banya).

Like any city with snowy winters, Moscow is a great place to go ice skating. Gorky Park is most famous but overcrowded and ice is not always in ideal condition; Bosco rink on a Red Square is glamourous and easy, although bit costly and not too favoured by advanced skaters. Luzhniki has arguably the best ice, although service can be tough and open hours are not always convenient. 

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This restaurant of Russian aristocratic cuisine, with a re-created historic atmosphere of noble estate. history of the house goes to the end of the XVIII century, when a Petersburg grandee, who served at the court of Catherine II, retiring and moved...

The very name of the Baltschug Grill holds the key to what makes this restaurant such a special gastronomic experience - the open grill kitchen. Beneath the admiring looks of the guests, the finest steaks and seafood are being cooked to perfection. ...

  This restaurant has retained the atmosphere of sophistication and XIX century combined with the comfort that can satisfy the most demanding guest. Rooms of the restaurant are made in a variety of interiors for all tastes of the most demanding ...

Radio City restaurant menu was developed with the wishes of the modern urban residents and includes elements of the absolute classics, such as the beloved of Caesar salad, City - burger with Cheddar cheese and bacon, which was voted the best burger ...

We were intending to create an inexpensive, simple but stylish place with delicious and popular food prepared of the freshest products. Why not to try Georgian food? This cuisine is one of the most favourite, diverse, coloured and colourful. This cu...

  Accenti word in Italian means "accents." And the name of this presupposes clarity, sense and balance. Here everything is selected, presented clearly and effectively. Over crisp tablecloths flicker bulk lampshades, whose light is reflected in t...

Funny Daisy Girls will show you what real dancing on the bar. cocktail menu for Srazy Daisy (bar "Crazy Daisy") has developed a world champion Dmitry Sokolov. Dancing on the bar are even more fun with our signature drinks.

  Interior institutions nezateyliv, bright saturated colors with a predominance of black and red, conciseness and functional form, at least the scenery. But it is simple, soft lighting and evocative detail, for example, Japanese newspapers on th...

Established in 1995 as one of moscow’s first premium restaurants and with the theme "when sweden meets russia", scandinavia quickly set a new style for high class cuisine in the russian capital becoming a favourite amongst the city’s dining-crowd. 

Aloha - Hawaiian real bar with serene island design and an impressive selection of rum from the Caribbean. Aloha Kitchen lets you feel anywhere - from the Thai coast, to the mainland of South America. Soups, Hawaiian sandwiches, snacks, meat, fish a...

Tiki-Bar - the first Hawaiian bar in Moscow. The ideology of the bar is based on the traditional concept of "ticks" that emerged in America in the early twentieth century. In the design uses the same theme as in the legendary tiki bars, such as «Don...

The first in Moscow bourbon bar, stylized America 50-60's: Pin-up beauty, popular at the time, advertisements, leather sofas and endless bar. Cocktail culture of the country at that time was rapidly developing and the national U.S. whiskey, served a...

is the first Moscow show bar, which opened its doors in 2005. Since then, 24 hours a day we are busy turning the traditional supply of cocktails in a magical and exciting show. Every day we receive hundreds of guests to not only enjoy the virtuoso p...

An authentic Irish bar, owned by Irishmen in Irish-friendly Moscow. Katie's is a favourite with locals and expats alike for its fine food and great atmosphere. A professional chef has created a diverse menu comprising traditional pub grub and a sele...

Cocktail bar first appeared in 2004, since then, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, we rejoice in the visitors with the slogan "change money on a good mood." Map of cocktails - a real alphabet tastes, there coexists a classic of the gen...

Lomonosov Moscow State University is a coeducational and public research university located in Moscow, Russia. It was founded on January 25, 1755 by Mikhail Lomonosov. MSU was renamed after Lomonosov in 1940 and was then known as Lomonosov University. ...

Things do to in Moscow

With the façade extending for 794 ft (242 m) along the eastern side of Red Square, the Upper Trading Rows were built between 1890 and 1893 by Alexander Pomerantsev (responsible for architecture) and Vladimir Shukhov (responsible for engineering). Th...

For six centuries the Assumption Cathedral had been the state and cultural center of Russia: Great Princes were set for reigning and local princes swore fealty, inaugurations of Tsars and coronations of Emperors took place here. Bishops, Metropolita...

The Bolshoi building, which for many years now has been regarded as one of Moscow’s main sights, was opened on 20 October 1856, on Tsar Alexander II’s coronation day.

The Gallery of Russian Ice Sculpture' is the year-round exhibition of ice sculptures kept at subzero temperature. Exposition is spaced at 450 square meters and is accompanied with light and music show.

Moscow Museum of Modern Art is the first state museum in Russia that concentrates its activities exclusively on the art of the 20th and 21st centuries. Since its inauguration, the Museum has expanded its strategies and achieved a high level of publi...

The Kremlin

www.kreml.ru - Sightseeing

The Moscow Kremlin is a symbol of the Russian State, one of the greatest architectural complexes in the world, a treasure house of magnificent relics and monuments of art.

Gorky Park

www.moscow.info - Outdoor Activities

The Central Park of Rest and Culture Named After M. Gorky, to give it its full name, is one of the most famous places in Moscow (thanks presumably to Martin Cruz Smith's grizzly tale of a psychopathic professor, and the Hollywood film it inspired - ...

For the burial of the Father of the Revolution, something special had to be arranged. Immediately after his death in 1924, a wooden mausoleum was erected on the square. In 1929, architect Aleksei Shchusev was commissioned to design a more lasting ho...

Moscow Nightlife

Funny Daisy Girls will show you what real dancing on the bar. cocktail menu for Srazy Daisy (bar "Crazy Daisy") has developed a world champion Dmitry Sokolov. Dancing on the bar are even more fun with our signature drinks.

Aloha - Hawaiian real bar with serene island design and an impressive selection of rum from the Caribbean. Aloha Kitchen lets you feel anywhere - from the Thai coast, to the mainland of South America. Soups, Hawaiian sandwiches, snacks, meat, fish a...

Tiki-Bar - the first Hawaiian bar in Moscow. The ideology of the bar is based on the traditional concept of "ticks" that emerged in America in the early twentieth century. In the design uses the same theme as in the legendary tiki bars, such as «Don...

The first in Moscow bourbon bar, stylized America 50-60's: Pin-up beauty, popular at the time, advertisements, leather sofas and endless bar. Cocktail culture of the country at that time was rapidly developing and the national U.S. whiskey, served a...

is the first Moscow show bar, which opened its doors in 2005. Since then, 24 hours a day we are busy turning the traditional supply of cocktails in a magical and exciting show. Every day we receive hundreds of guests to not only enjoy the virtuoso p...

An authentic Irish bar, owned by Irishmen in Irish-friendly Moscow. Katie's is a favourite with locals and expats alike for its fine food and great atmosphere. A professional chef has created a diverse menu comprising traditional pub grub and a sele...

Cocktail bar first appeared in 2004, since then, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, we rejoice in the visitors with the slogan "change money on a good mood." Map of cocktails - a real alphabet tastes, there coexists a classic of the gen...

Moscow Dining

This restaurant of Russian aristocratic cuisine, with a re-created historic atmosphere of noble estate. history of the house goes to the end of the XVIII century, when a Petersburg grandee, who served at the court of Catherine II, retiring and moved...

The very name of the Baltschug Grill holds the key to what makes this restaurant such a special gastronomic experience - the open grill kitchen. Beneath the admiring looks of the guests, the finest steaks and seafood are being cooked to perfection. ...

  This restaurant has retained the atmosphere of sophistication and XIX century combined with the comfort that can satisfy the most demanding guest. Rooms of the restaurant are made in a variety of interiors for all tastes of the most demanding ...

Radio City restaurant menu was developed with the wishes of the modern urban residents and includes elements of the absolute classics, such as the beloved of Caesar salad, City - burger with Cheddar cheese and bacon, which was voted the best burger ...

We were intending to create an inexpensive, simple but stylish place with delicious and popular food prepared of the freshest products. Why not to try Georgian food? This cuisine is one of the most favourite, diverse, coloured and colourful. This cu...

  Accenti word in Italian means "accents." And the name of this presupposes clarity, sense and balance. Here everything is selected, presented clearly and effectively. Over crisp tablecloths flicker bulk lampshades, whose light is reflected in t...

  Interior institutions nezateyliv, bright saturated colors with a predominance of black and red, conciseness and functional form, at least the scenery. But it is simple, soft lighting and evocative detail, for example, Japanese newspapers on th...

Established in 1995 as one of moscow’s first premium restaurants and with the theme "when sweden meets russia", scandinavia quickly set a new style for high class cuisine in the russian capital becoming a favourite amongst the city’s dining-crowd.