Moscow – Capital of Russia and seat of one of the largest communist regimes in the World. With a population of over 10.5 million, situated along the Moskva River in what is classed as the European area of Russia, Moscow is the most populated city on the expansive European Continent.
The turbulent times of Moscow has seen Tsars overthrown, internal military coups and invasions from Europe, more notably Napoleon’s French army in 1812 and Hitler’s German army in the Second World War, both who underestimated the severity of the harsh Russian winter and retreated with the loss of most of their men.
Moscow is still known for some of the greatest architectural structures in the world like The Kremlin, Red Square and Ascension Church in Kolomenskoye. Other notable structures include Saint Basil’s Cathedral, Seven Sisters and Ostankino Tower, which when completed in 1967 was the tallest free standing building in the world.
But it is the culture that sets Moscow apart from other eastern European cities. With Museums, Galleries, and the famous Bolshoi Theatre which includes the amazing Bolshoi Ballet, a veritable icon in dance performance in the world.
There is so much to see and do in Moscow, with 96 Parks and 18 Gardens including the Central Park of Culture and Rest, sometimes known as Gorky Park, Neskuchniy Garden, the oldest park in Moscow and Izmaylovsky Park, a huge urban expanse that rivals only Richmond Park in London.
The Moscow scene has changed somewhat since the Soviet times and now boasts a vibrant nightlife along Tverskaya Street, an area known as the playground of the rich and has some of the world’s largest nightclubs. The adjoining Tretyakovsky Proyezd features upmarket shops.
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