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Moscow
Welcome to the heart of Russia!
One of the world largest cities, a modern metropolis, the capital and ancient center of the Russian state with a history going back many centuries. It is the city, which everyone should visit.

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Moscow today is a fast growing European metropolis with modern architecture, a sophisticated transport infrastructure (and the most beautiful metro in the world!), with a variety of entertainment oriented to the modern tourist. It is a city that never sleeps.
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Moscow's architecture is impressive because of its diversity. Until today, the ancient layout of the streets has been preserved, the unique monuments of ancient Russian architecture and the baroque, masterpieces of Russian classicism and art nouveau, extremely rare properties, which had belonged to the nobility and the Tsars. It is a city unlike any others.
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The Soviet period gave Moscow broad avenues, large squares, a uniquely beautiful and functional metro, avant-garde and constructivist masterpieces, areas with experimental buildings and the legendary Stalin skyscrapers. The city is a garden.
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In Moscow, you will find objects of cultural interest known all over the world, including the famous Bolshoi Theatre, where everyone wants to go. More than 170 theaters, an incredible number of museums, exhibition halls, festivals and cultural awards for all tastes. It is a city of great culture.
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Bears, caviar, vodka, Matrioshkas? Street festivals dedicated to Russian holidays are regularly held in Moscow. Do you want to feel like late 17th century boyars or maybe ride on a "troika with bells?" Skate on the Red Square? It is a city where everything is possible.
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the heart of Russia!
Welcome to "Discover Moscow" — a collaborative project of the Department of Education, Department of Cultural Heritage, Department of Culture and Department of Information Technology.
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Moscow
is the capital of Russia
2,511 km2
TOTAL AREA (970 sq mi)
12197596
POPULATION 2015 (within city limits)
It is the political, economic, educational and cultural centre of the country
Ways to get to Moscow
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Ways to get to Moscow
Moscow is the main transportation hub of Russia, so to get to the city is quite easy by any means of transport. You can reach the Russian capital with full comfort, no matter how – by plane, by train, by bus or by car.
Hunting for a visa
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Hunting for a visa
To enter the Russian Federation, citizens of foreign countries need a visa, with an exception for the citizens of the states, which have signed agreements with Russia on mutual visa-free entry. Consular departments of Russian embassies and travel agencies are dealing with the visas to Russia.
Moscow without anxiety and danger
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Moscow without anxiety and danger
Moscow is one of the safest European capitals for tourists. You can walk day and night in the main city of Russia without thinking continually about the risks and dangers. Nevertheless, here are a few simple rules, which work in any modern metropolis, you should follow in Moscow also.
Moscow: royal chambers and comfortable capsules
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Moscow: royal chambers and comfortable capsules
Moscow is undoubtedly a city of contrasts. Here you can still feel like boyars of the 18th century, with all these "Gypsies and bears." But to find options for budget accommodation is also easy.
Tasty food in Moscow
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Tasty food in Moscow
According to a popular belief, Moscow is an unreasonably expensive city to live in. But the capital of Russia as a normal metropolis may surprise on many sides: by excessive luxury and by more than financially reliable options for visitors of the city. Below you will find the gastronomy possibilities that guests of Moscow can enjoy.
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Moscow travel secrets
Moscow public transport consists of a metro service and ground transport - trams, trolleybuses and buses. Commuter trains with stops within the city run from all urban railroad stations – they can also be a convenient means of transportation.
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