Moscow is the capital of Russia, with striking architecture that ranges from grand palaces and cathedrals to unique museums and Russian Baroque skyscrapers. St. Basil’s Cathedral and the Kremlin are iconic landmarks, along with the top-secret nuclear hideout Bunker 42 and elegant Metro stations decorated with chandeliers, statues, and dazzling mosaics.

    The city is also known for its theatre and performing arts. Bolshoi Theatre is one of the best places in Russia to enjoy world-class ballet and opera performances. Shoppers can find plenty of charming stores on Arbat Street and Flacon Design Centre, as well as upscale department stores and luxury boutiques on Tverskaya Street.

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      As the vibrant capital of Russia, Moscow overflows with history, art and culture. This is a fast-changing, modern metropolis of 12 million, but through its historic buildings, museums and monuments, Moscow is a city that also embraces its past. The size and scope of Soviet-style architecture and infrastructure is unmistakably Russian. St. Basil’s Cathedral and the Kremlin are...

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      Moscow is a shoppers' paradise, with a huge range of places to shop from high street stores to sleek mega-malls to fun flea markets. Browse for stylish fashions along Kuznetsky Most, soak up some old-city charm while you shop on Arbat Street, or uncover unique designs and artwork at some of the newer, hip areas like Flacon Design...

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