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City Guide : MoscowLocated on the Moskva River in the European part of Russia, Moscow is the capital of Russia. It has been the center of Russian homeland throughout the history. Moscow was the capital of Soviet Union and Muscovite Russia. Constituting 7,31% of the overall Russian population, the city is the most populous city in Russia and in Europe. Moscow is the Russia's educational, economic, financial and transportation center. Moscow is the locus of world-renowned Kremlin availing as the ceremonial domicile of the President.
There are plenty of attractions in Moscow to view and contemplate. UNESCO World Heritage sites, sights from the Communist era, monument and sculptures, modern structures, natural attractions, religious buildings, modern structures, transport architectures and museums are too many in the city.
The Kremlin at the central Moscow is a spiritual complex enclosed by high walls. Established on the Borovitsky Hill, Moscow Kremlin overlooks Moskva River (south), Red Square (east), Saint Basil's Cathedral and Alexander Garden (west). Kremlin walls and towers are alluring.
Lenin's Mausoleum (Lenin's Tomb) is placed at the Red Square in Moscow. You should certainly see the tomb of Lenin since you will see the world's most famous mummy. Six months later after the death of him in 1924, Lenin's body was embalmed.
Lobnoye Mesto having a length of 13 m is a circular stone platform in Red Square. It is in front of the Saint Basil's Cathedral.
Cathedral of Saint Basil the Blessed known as Saint Basil's Cathedral is located at the city center on the Red Square. It is a multi-tented church shown as the symbol of the location of Russia between Europe and Asia.
Innumerable museums, monasteries and churches are existed in the city. Pushkin Museum of Arts (European art-Volkhonka Street), State Tretyakov Gallery (Russian fine art-Central Moscow), Moscow Museum of Modern Art (modern art-Petrovka), Chudov Monastery (Kremlin), Preobrazhenka Cemetery (northern part of Moscow), Nativity Church (Putinki) and Church of St. Nicholas (Khamovniki) are just examples to name.
Countless avenues, boulevards, streets, squares, bridges, parks, gardens, Moscow rail terminals all will bewitch you. Red Square, Pushkin Square, Lubyanka Square, Gorky Park, Neskuchniy Garden, Vodootvodny Canal and lots of bridges over the canal all are fascinating enough to make you tranced by Moscow.
Culture & EntertainmentMoscow is the center of performing arts in Russia. Ballet and film is pervasive in Moscow. Russian ballet is unique to the country. There are about 132 cinemas, 93 theaters and 24 concert halls in Moscow. Bolshoi Theater, Malyi Theater, Vakhtangov Theater and Moscow Art Theater are among the main theaters of the city. Moscow International Performance Arts Center known as Moscow International House of Music shows the best examples of classical music. Circuses of Moscow are popular. Moscow State Circus and Moscow Circus on the Tvestnoy Boulevard are the main ones.
A breezy entertainment atmosphere is waiting you in Moscow. The best alternatives of natural recreation are present in the city. Camping, mountain biking, fishing, snow tours, hunting and skiing are offered by the world of nature nearby the city.
Nightlife is pretty diversified in Moscow. Different options are presented for fun. A night in one of the circuses, watching performing art at Malyi Theater or a vibrant night in the bars, clubs and other favorite nightlife areas will make you live unprecedented experiences.
The main nightlife locations are gathered around Tverskaya Street. The south of this street teems with a plenty of expensive, luxurious bars and clubs. Novy Arbat Street is another place of many major nightclubs.
Food & DrinkMoscow is one of the best-equipped cities for dining out. You will be served by both run of the mill, old style Russian restaurants and modern cuisines via modern eateries. International cuisines are popular within the city. Armenian, American, European, Italian, Japanese, Ukrainian and a lot more cuisines offer the best quality and tasty delicacies. A great deal of buffet restaurants and coffee shops at every point of the city are present. All sorts of international delicacies are found in Moscow.
Vodka is the main drink of Moscow entertainment life.
ShoppingLocal souvenirs, caviar, vodka and authentic crafts are the main purchases peculiar to Moscow. Tverskaya Street is one of the most crowded shopping places of the city. Tretyakovsky Proyezd in Kitai-gorod is the home to up scale boutiques.
You will find shoppes at the center of the city selling designer clothing of Moscow fashion designer Igor Chapurin. Chapurin collection is popular in Russia and in Europe.
Izmaylovo Market at Izmaylovo is the major art and craft market in Moscow and Russia. Handmade crafts, antiques, Russian paraphernalia, a plenty of traditional souvenirs, rugs of Central Asia, jewelry, chess sets, pottery and a lot more are found here.
Vnukovo Airport Is Getting A New Face
One of Moscow’s oldest transportatIon hubs, Vnukovo InternatIonal AIrport Is undergoIng renovatIon. And now Is the tIme for a closer look at thIs aIrport, whIch Is expected to have a complete new look by the end of 2012. Security measures have recently been increased at Vnukovo. Planning your trip, keep in mind that you will have to pass through more than one checkpoint. If your time is limited, you can take the advantage of Vnukovo’s ‘express passenger’ service. 1,000 ruble (approx. 30 USD) for domestic flights and 2,000 rubles (approx. 60 USD) for international flights for adults, the service provides a personal assistant to help you with pre-flight procedures. The business lounge is located on the 4th floor of Terminal A. The present lounge will soon move to its new location. Till that time, choose it more for brief visits. A nursery is available at Terminal A and D. For admission to this section, which has baby beds, highchairs and play areas, you need to make a stop at the first aid center If you need to access internet, you can connect it free of charge at Terminal A; nevertheless, you need to pay for it at Terminal B. There is also an internet cafe on the 2th floor of Terminal A. Car rental service is not available at Vnukovo Airport. If you need a rental car at arrival, you need to be well-prepared for it in advance. One of the best alternatives for transportation between the airport and the city center is the Aeroexpress railway company link. This train, which you can catch at Terminal A, reaches the city center approximately in 35 minutes and a ticket costs 320 Rubles (approx. 10 USD). Train tickets can also be purchased over internet. AIRPORT SERVICES Döviz Bürosu / Currency Exchange: Postahane / Post Office : Lounge: Oyun Alanı / Play Area: Kuaför / Hairdresser: Otel / Hotel: Mescit / Mosque: Araba Kiralama / Car Rental: Ücretsiz İnternet /Free Wireless - var (yalnızca Terminal A’da / only in Terminal A)
Ticket Sales Offices : Moscow
|Moscow Sales Office|
|Address||Valovaya Street 35, Wall Street Business Center Moscow|
Reservation:8-800-7006161 - Tool Free
Бесплатный колл-центр 24/7: 8 800 700 6161
|Fax||+7 (495) 933 55 23|
|Vnukovo (VKO) Operation|
|Address||VNUKOVO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT; TERMINAL A ; 4 TH. FLOOR 119027, MOSCOW; RUSSIAN FEDERATION|
|Phone||Reservation: Tool Free - Бесплатный колл-центр 24/7: 8 800 700 6161|
Everyday 20 hours opened (07.00/11.00 closed)
|Cargo GSA - FF Cargo Services Ltd.|
|Address||Office 504, Kommunalny proezd 30, Khimki, Moscow region, Russia|
|Phone||+ 7 495 648 65 01|
|Fax||+ 7 495 648 65 01|
|Address||Vnukovo International airport, Cargo Terminal “ Vnukovo-Kargo” 3th floor, office D308|
+7 495 775 08 49/53660
+7 495 775 08 49/53665
|Fax||+7 (495) 933 55 23|
|FF CARGO SERVICE LTD.|
|Address||FF Cargo Services LTD. Off.504, 30 Kommunalnoy pr., Khimki, 141400 Moscow regıon Russia|
|Phone||00 7 495 648 6501|
Moscow : Airport Information
Address : Vnukovo International Airport, Moscow 119027, Russia Phone : +7 495 937 55 55
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|Phone Code||:||007 495|