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St Petersburg Russian Museum

Russian Museum is a Fine-art museum, located on Arts Square at Inzhenernaya Street in Saint Petersburg city, Russia. Moreover, the museum contains a vast collection of Russian paintings, sculptures and icons. It is the world's largest depository of Russian fine art. It is also one of the largest museums in the country after the State Hermitage. Let’s check out...

Peterhof Grand Palace in St Petersburg

St Petersburg Peterhof Grand Palace is a majestic palace located outside St Petersburg city in Russia. The palace ground are surrounded with large lush manicured gardens and impressive fountains. It is said to be Versailles of Russia. Let’s check it out. Getting there Peterhof Grand Palace geographically sites about 25km west of St Petersburg city. The quickest way to Peterhof Grand...

Exploring St Petersburg City Sights

St Petersburg is city is a place full of culture and history. It is home to a number of world-class museums including a buzzing arts and shopping scene. Also, the city never sleeps and is always buzzing at night. Let’s check out the sights and sounds of what makes the city one of the best Russian cities for arts,...

Izmailovsky Flea Market

Izmailovsky Flea Market is a small dedicated tourist flea market situated in the East district of Moscow City, Russia. It is the go-to place for Russian souvenirs at a good bargain all in one place. The place takes its name from Izmailovsky Park, which is a landmark in the neighborhood. Lets check it out with a day trip. Getting to...

Up Ostankino TV Tower observation deck Moscow

Ostankino TV Tower is a television and radio tower. It offers great views from its upper observation deck overlooking the city of Moscow. The tower was designed by Nikolai Nikitin and stands about 540 meters in height. Commendably, it is currently the tallest free-standing structure in Europe. Also, notably, from 1967 and 1974, the tower momentarily was the tallest...

Kolomenskoye Ascension Church Moscow

Kolomenskoye Estate is a historical site located on the outskirts of the city of Moscow, Russia. The highlight of the Kolomenskoye Estate is the 5-century old Kolomenskoye Ascension Church with its correspondingly rich history. The site is also known as Dyakovo Gorodishche, it's historical name. It was said to be about 2 and a half thousand years old, and...

Victory Park Pobedy Moscow

If you in Moscow and crave a bout of history is an open city monument park, the Victory Park Pobedy Moscow is one such place to spend some time at. Victory Park is a modern memorial park located in west Moscow, Russia. Also, the establishment is known as Park Pobedy. It is located on a hill known as Poklonnaya...

Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure, Moscow

Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure is a central park located at Krymsky Val in Moscow, Russia. It is one of the few large open green spaces in the city of Moscow. Gorky Park prides itself as the country eco-friendly recreational zone. Additionally, the 121 hectare park has an open concept and offers free entry 24 hours a...

The State Tretyakov Art Gallery Museum Moscow

Continuing on my Russian adventures, The State Tretyakov Art Gallery is a fine arts museum in Moscow containing over 130,000 exhibits. The museum prides itself as the go-to fine arts gallery in the city of Moscow, Russia. It is the foremost depository of Russian fine art in the world. Moreover, the State Tretyakov Gallery is located rather centrally in...

Puskin State Museum of Fine Arts Moscow

The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts is the largest museum of European art in the Russian Capital of Moscow. Geographically, it is located along Volkhonka street and is about a 15 minute walk from the Kremlin Royal Amoury. Also, it is located just opposite another iconic Moscow landmark, the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. It is also known...

Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines

The Moscow Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines is one of the few quirky historical attractions worth visiting in downtown Moscow if you are into video games and have a couple of hours to spare. Opened on April 2007, the attraction museum is a private historical interactive museum. Additionally, the establishment offers a collection of arcade machines that were produced...

Getting around Moscow Metro, Subway and Trains

Following my walkabout of Moscow city, let me take a time to share about my experience using their public transport system to get around and to the city. Trains from the Airport- Aeroexpress When you fly into Moscow, chances you will land at the Moscow Domodedovo (DME) International Airport. The airport is very well connected with a dedicated Airport express train...

Exploring Moscow City Sights

Moscow (Москва) is the capital of modern Russia. It is also an administrative state serving most of the country government functions. Also, it is the country's most populous city, being home to 13.2 million residents within the city. I visited the city during my explorations of Russia, with a stopover at St Petersburg too. Let me take you on...

Moscow GUM department store

GUM is not your average departmental store in a city. What drew me to visit the Moscow GUM department store is largely due to its century-ling history, as well as it's interesting quirks and uniqueness, which makes it an exploration worth writing and sharing about. In a nutshell, the building is essentially a mall. The GUM name (Russian: ГУМ) is...

VDNKh park Moscow

Moscow VDNKh Vystavka Dostizheniy Narodnogo Khozyaystva (VDNKh) is a permanent general purpose trade show and amusement park located in the Northern part of Moscow in Russia. The park opened on ‎February 1935. Also, it used to be known as the ‎All-Union Agricultural Exhibition, before adopting its current name. Moreover, the venue is primarily a trade and exhibition center, used to...

Moscow Inner Kremlin, Royal Armoury and Cathedrals

Following my explorations of the Moscow Red Square and Grand Kremlin, this next part of my journey brings me behind the Red fortification walls into the Inner Kremlin. Let’s check out the sights of the Moscow Inner Kremlin, the Royal Armory and Cathedrals today. Entering the Kremlin Most of the areas inside the Kremlin is publicity accessible, via require an admission...

Moscow Red Square and Grand Kremlin

Russia is a country brimming with history and culture. For the first segment of my Russia trip, I shall touch on places of interest in Moscow, particularly, the iconic Moscow Red Square Grand Kremlin and Palace. The Moscow Red Square The Red square is a must-visit in Moscow. It is an icon and symbol of Russia. The square is essentially a...
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