Remnants of Russia’s Soviet rule are scattered throughout the vast city of Moscow. The city was first built around the historic and grandiose Kremlin Fortress, that is now the residence of the Russian President and is considered an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Russian Orthodoxy is vividly apparent in shaping the Russian capital, with nearly 600 churches scattered throughout the city, church bells, grand cathedrals, and golden domes are all mainstays in the city’s cultural designs. Apart from the magnificent structures, Moscow also offers some of the best classical performing arts in the world, including tantalizing ballet performances, renditions of classical Tchaikovsky’s compositions and modern displays of experimental innovations.

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Moscow, Russia

Sanduny Baths

A bathhouse who's story began with love, a queen's blessing, and diamonds.

Moscow, Russia

Stoleshnikov Lane

Before luxury shops lined Stoleshnikov Lane, the district was home to tablecloth makers for Russia's Royal Court.

Moscow, Russia

GUM Department Store

Historically a center of commerce in former Soviet Union, this shopping destination was restored back to its original 20th century design after two attempts at demolition.

Moscow, Russia

Moscow Cathedral Mosque

The Moscow Cathedral Mosque is the most prominent mosque in Moscow, one of only four in the metropolis.

Moscow, Russia

State Historical Museum

This state-sponsored history museum in Moscow's Red Square features over 4.5 million artifacts.

Moscow, Russia

Kremlin Regiment

This special unit in the Russian Federal Protective Service is famous for protecting the Tomb of the unknown Soldier.

Moscow, Russia

Baltschug Kempinski Hotel

In its early days, this Russian hotel offered a number of rare services such as an on-site restaurant and barber shop.

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