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Moscow Travel Guide

by our Russia expert Terry Emery
 
Terry EmeryEven when St Petersburg was the Russian capital, Moscow retained the political and commercial power it has today. Founded in the 12th century, and repeatedly attacked by Mongols and Tartars, it has always looked east as well as west. Attacked by both Napoleon (1812) and Hitler (1941-43), the cityís resistance is seen as beginning the end of their regimes. The tourist focus has to be Red Square with the massive red-walled palace / fort / ministry of the Kremlin. Leninís mausoleum (originally temporary) is still a place of pilgrimage for vast numbers (the embalmed body is re-preserved each year). The wonderful St Basilís Cathedral, with its coloured onion domes, faces the Kremlin, neatly embodying the church/state duality, ever-present in Russia. Moscow cultural life is a third strand, with the Bolshoi and State Circus important elements in the cityís life Ė for locals and tourists alike. In winter Moscow can be spectacularly cold, for the visitor it can be a warm host.
 

360 Tour of various sights


Russia Facts

National Flag: Russian Flag
Language(s): Russian
Currency: Russian ruble
Dialling Code: +7
Time Zones: Zone 1 : GMT + 2
Zone 2 : GMT + 3
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Tourism Website:
http://www.russia-travel.com/

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Moscow Weather Forecast

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Today
10/01/2015
Overcast Skies Overcast Skies -1°C
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19°F
Sunday
11/01/2015
Snow and Overcast Skies Snow and Overcast Skies -1°C
30°F
-7°C
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Monday
12/01/2015
Snow and Overcast Skies Snow and Overcast Skies -2°C
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Tuesday
13/01/2015
Light Snow and Overcast Skies Light Snow and Overcast Skies -8°C
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 Moscow Weather Forecast
 

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