Moscow

You will find one of the most famous cities in the world, capital of Russia, its treasury of cultural and historical treasures!

Moscow's history goes back for many centuries - settlements existed here in the early Middle Ages. It was first mentioned in chronicles: April 4, 1147, Prince Yuri Dolgoruky took its friends and allies in a town called Moskov. From this conditional date and maintained the official history of the capital, in 1997 celebrated the 850th anniversary.

Although the XIII-XIV centuries the city and survived the Mongol invasion, an epidemic of plague and raided Khan Tokhtamysh constantly reinforce the provisions of Moscow as one of the centers of Russia. Built a new Moscow Kremlin, later turned oak in white stone. Soon around Moscow unites the majority of the Russian lands. In the next century, Prince Ivan IV the Terrible, the first time claims to be no longer a prince and king of Moscow and All Russia.

Moscow at the first kings of the Romanov dynasty is the capital of the huge state. Although Peter I moved the capital to St. Petersburg, but Moscow has remained the place of coronation of the emperors. As the ancient capital of Moscow and took Napoleon Bonaparte, who had hoped to conquer all of its capture of Russia - but Moscow has become an insurmountable obstacle, to defend the country in 1812.

After the revolutionary events of the early twentieth century, Moscow regaining the status of the capital. Image of the city is undergoing major changes, losing many of the old heritage, but gaining a lot of new and - for example, unique in its beauty and functionality of the Moscow Metro. In the era of the Great Patriotic War, the capital once again become a line of defense during the famous Battle of Moscow.

The new millennium brings Moscow set of transformations and changes, often difficult and controversial. But modern Moscow continues to be a symbol of our country, uniting its heroic past and a great future. Moscow - a cosmopolitan city. At all times there coexisted different cultures and religions.

It is a city with 865 years of history, which cherishes the legacy of the past. But at the same time, Moscow is a modern dynamically developing metropolis, a major international business and financial center. Moscow - port of five seas. Using the capabilities of river transport, you can not only see the main attractions of the Russian capital, but also take a cruise on the cities of the Golden Ring of Russia, down the Volga to the shores of the Caspian Sea, in St. Petersburg on the Baltic Sea.

Moscow never sleeps - Lights of Moscow streets and houses and enables you to enjoy a walk after sunset. In the afternoon you are invited to museums and exhibition halls, you can take a walk in a park or take a river cruise. In the evening, guests are greeted with theaters and concert halls and night clubs, discos and restaurants are open until dawn. Moscow is constantly changing, grow new buildings and districts, restored monuments, temples and museums. Opened after reconstruction of the Bolshoi Theatre and the Moscow Planetarium. Appeared on the map of the capital and new attractions recreated Palace of Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich in Kolomenskoye, all year round gives a meeting with Santa Claus tale manor in Kuzminki, once in a secret bunker at a depth of 65 meters houses the Museum of the Cold War.

In Moscow there, where to relax in nature, because the green areas occupied by more than a third of the capital area. It's 116 parks, 118 specially protected natural territories and 64 monument palace architecture, as well as botanical gardens and a zoo.

Russians and especially Muscovites themselves recently rediscovered again and fell in love with the golden-domed Moscow. And they are ready to share with you experiences, knowledge and emotions!

Well dress up clothes in history and pick out little things, remembering bygone decades away, it will be easy as a walk on second-hand and markets. And everyone can climb on one of the stellar Moscow spiers or take a look at the Kremlin and Cathedral of Christ the Savior with bird's-eye view!

If you've never tried Russian cuisine, then after the first test in any Moscow restaurant you definitely want to take with them the recipe. A Moscow walks - is far more than just information about the history of the city and its attractions, and the whole adventure and full-bodied with your participation.

Moscow at night is transformed - this time contrasts between dusk old Moscow courtyard and the sea of lights, mesmerizing anyone who admires the panorama of Moscow, the time when you want to discover the secrets of the city.

The phrase "Lights of Moscow" is not accidental. Firstly, not without nostalgia - many years ago there was a Soviet products under that name (perfumes, chocolates). But special lighting in that era Moscow at night was no different. In the new century, the city was transformed thanks to a special lighting concept of historical buildings and monuments in Moscow. The flickering lights of the night city itself - a fascinating spectacle, and only look at the monuments in an unusual light doubly interesting.

What is particularly striking is the fact that at the end of each such trips you have yourself become a little Muscovite, though lived in Moscow for one week, and somehow feel the capital of Russia a little differently.

Moscow - a city that is not just decide the fate of the entire country. After moving here the Party Central Committee and the Soviet government from Petrograd to Moscow in 1918, moved here and Vladimir Ilyich Lenin. Under his leadership, the party and the Soviet government in a short time managed to rebuild the country's economy on a war footing, developed and conducted in the life of the system of emergency measures, called "war communism" .During the civil war, Lenin led the development of plans for major strategic operations of the Red Army to defeat the White Guard armies.

After the victorious conclusion of the Civil War, Vladimir Lenin led the struggle of the party and all the working people of the Soviet Republic. He writes articles, letters, spoke at the Congress party reports about the economy, history, develops the principles of association of the Soviet republics into a single multinational state.

In May 1922, Vladimir Lenin became seriously ill. In May 1923 L. due to illness moved to Gorky (now - Museum "Lenin Hills"). January 21, 1924, Lenin died. For five days and nights, the people said goodbye to his leader. The funeral took place on January 27 at the Red Square; coffin with Lenin's embalmed body was placed in a specially built mausoleum of Lenin.

Red Square and the Mausoleum - the main objects of the Russian capital, forever associated with the name of the great historical figure of Lenin.

Red Square

Lenin Mausoleum

Victory Park

Central Museum of Armed Forces

Monument Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Sparrow Hills

Catherine Park

Izmailovo Kremlin

Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics

Museum and Exhibition Center "Worker and Collective Farm Girl"

State Historical Reserve «Gorki Lenin's»