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Moscow Metro



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The Moscow Metro is something what shouldn´t be missed - especially the "Koltsevaya" line. It is an architectonical treasure where you will feel there like in a gallery. Particularly the oldest metro stations from the 30´s to 50´s of the last century corresponds to a very opulent style of that time. Stations were decorated by stones such as marble or granite, you can find there mosaics, reliefs and big chandeliers. At present, the Moscow Metro is considered one of the finest examples of architecture of socialist realism. On the photo you can see the station “Komsomolskaya” (Комсомольская) and others.

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The Lenin’s Mausoleum


Red Square, Moscow, Russia

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After the Lenin´s death in 1924, a wooden mausoleum was erected on the Red square. In 1929, architect Aleksei Shchusev was commissioned to design a more lasting home for the body. The result, unveiled a year later, is a squat but attractive pyramid in layers of red, grey and black granite that harmonizes remarkably well with the Kremlin buildings behind it, despite its clear Constructivist influences. The corpse of Lenin´s body is embalmed and lying in a glass casket. His orange-tinted face and hands look waxy and are bathed in light.

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St. Basil’s Cathedral


Red Square, Moscow, Russia

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The most famous sight on Red Square - the St. Basil's Cathedral - was commissioned by Ivan the Terrible in the 16th cent. to commemorate a military victory. Its design combines 9 individual chapels and above each one of it there is a dome. At the beginning of the 20th cent. the Cathedral was almost a victim of the atheist principles of the Bolshevik regime. In 1918 the communist authorities melted the cathedral's bells and closed its gates. The demolition of St. Basil's Cathedral was proposed to Stalin, but for unknown reasons he rejected the proposal.

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Moscow Kremlin


Red Square, Moscow, Russia

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Built between the 14-17th cent. by outstanding Russian and foreign architects, Kremlin was the residence of the Great Prince and also a religious centre. It contains within its walls a unique series of masterpieces of architecture - religious monuments of exceptional beauty such as the Church of the Annunciation, Cathedral of the Dormition, Church of the Archangel, the bell tower of Ivan Veliki, and palaces such as the Great Palace of the Kremlin, which comprises within its walls the Church of the Nativity of the Virgin and the Teremnoi Palace.

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Kolomeskoye


Prospekt Andropova 39, Moscow, Russia

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Kolomenskoye is a very attractive area - a former royal estate located some miles away from the center of Moscow city. Here you have a sloping area which is covered with lush green cherry trees and various other plants. On this estate you will find various museums and churches that were built centuries ago - e.g. the church of the Ascension, the Wooden palace of Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich and the Chambers of Vasily III. This marvelous place is listed under the UNESCO list and many local Russian people come here on weekends.

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Ostankino TV Tower


Ostankino tower, ulitsa Akademika Koroleva, 15, Moscow, Russia

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In 1967 it was the tallest free-standing steel structure in the world. Today, the Ostankino, 540 meters tall, is the 4th tallest tower in the world (after Burj Khalifa skyscraper in Dubai, Guangzhou TV tower in China, and the CN TV Tower in Canada). Inside there is the broadcasting center, an observation platform (located at a height of 337 meters), and a 3-story restaurant the Seventh Heaven located at a height of 328-334 meters. The main feature of the observation platform is the transparent glass floor, which enables you to look into the precipice under your feet, but it is not recommended for people suffering from acrophobia.

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