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History of Moscow Monuments

11.10.2016 18:30
Moscow monuments....there are quite a lot of those in our city! Well, first of all let's get clear - there are so many monuments in Moscow that listing them all would pro... 7

Eliseevsky Store in Moscow

21.07.2016 22:00
Eliseevsky store is probably one of the most famous stores in the entire Moscow. Do me a favor, if you're strolling along the beautiful Tverskaya st., don't forget to fin...

Bolotnaya Square

24.09.2015 22:52
The name of the area, Boloto (literally meaning the marsh), was known since the 14th century, when it was located in the meadows on the low bank of the Moscow River and... 21

Lev Tolstoy Memorial Estate in Khamovniki

02.09.2015 21:31
Near the centre of modern Moscow, though a place which a hundred years ago was in the country, there is a cozy little home-estate which was once owned by Leo Tolstoy. 43

Moscow legends about count Bruce

17.08.2015 22:26
We will tell you about one of the most remarkable Moscow residents, a contemporary of Peter the Great, Count Bruce, whose life gave rise to a great number of legends, m... 49

Special Secret Subway In Moscow

29.07.2015 20:52
Metro-2 is the informal name for a purported secret underground metro system which parallels the public Moscow Metro. The system was supposedly built, or at least start... 113

Vladimir Vysotsky remembered

24.07.2015 23:29
Vladimir Vysotsky's legacy comprises of over 600 songs and over 100 poems. He sang his songs with the accompaniment of a “Russian” seven-string guitar. 130

The Marfo-Mariinsky Convent

06.07.2015 15:54
The angel standing on a cloud has blue wings and a lily in his hands. The angel is painted on a column in the Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God in the Mar... 85

Nativity Church at Putinki

04.06.2015 02:46
The Church of the Nativity of the Theotokos at Putinki is one of the most picturesque churches in Moscow and the last major tent-like church in the history of Russian a... 115

Ivan the Terrible’s library - greatest historical mystery

28.05.2015 23:33
The search for Ivan the Terrible's famous library has been going on for several centuries with no result. Over this period, many doubts have been expressed about the li... 136

Spasskaya Tower

27.04.2015 22:39
The Spasskaya Tower is the main tower with a through-passage on the eastern wall of the Moscow Kremlin, which overlooks the Red Square. 126

The Tsar Cannon

31.03.2015 20:17
It was created in 1586 in Moscow's Cannon Court by eminent Russian cannon-caster Andrei Chokhov on the order of Tsar Feodor Ioannovich, the sovereign ruler of All Great... 148

The most English places in Moscow

16.03.2015 19:02
Despite the distance between Russia and the UK, the countries are connected by commercial and cultural ties that stretch back centuries. Evidence of this relationship c... 162

Pancake week - Maslenitsa in Russia

16.02.2015 22:16
Perhaps the most cheerful holiday in Russia is the Pancake week (Shrovetide). This holiday is considered to come from pre-Christian times, when the Slavs were still pag... 208

St. Tatyana's Day - the history of the holiday

22.01.2015 18:54
On January 12, 1755, Empress Elizabeth Petrovna signed a decree placed before her by her favorite, Count Shuvalov, ordering the founding of Moscow University. The Count... 178

Svyatki: Russian Christmastide

06.01.2015 18:35
Russian Christmastide, or Svyatki (also spelled Sviatki), is celebrated between Orthodox Christmas (January 7) and the Epiphany (January 19th).  260

The Kutafya Tower

03.01.2015 21:35
The Kutafya Tower is an outlying barbican tower of the Moscow Kremlin, built in 1516 under the leadership of the Milanese architect Aloisio da Milan... 174

The Old English Court

24.12.2014 03:18
The Old English Court is a stone mansion erected in the early 16th century in Varvarka-street on the east side of the Kremlin. 184

Moscow at Night

01.01.1970 06:00
It's a little journey on the roof of an unfinished building in Mosfilmovskaya Street. 0

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