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  • Writer's pictureErin

Navigating Moscow

Updated: Mar 7, 2023

There is no shortage of amazing things to do in Moscow. From parks to museums, there is something for everyone. Traveling to Russia is the closest thing to time traveling that I have found. It is full of history that is frozen in time and lost in another world. When it comes to exploring history first hand Moscow is the city to be in.

Red Square, Moscow, Russia
Red Square

Red Square

At the heart of Moscow's historical and political world, you can explore Red Square and the Kremlin. The square is full of small vendors, entertainers, and people enjoying their day. The majority of the must-see of Moscow is in the Red Square, from Lenin's tomb, where you can still see the preserved Soviet leader, to the St. Basils colorful Cathedral, and then the Mall that ties it all together. A tour through all of those is a must when you visit the square. You'll discover more history, see more of royal life from pre-soviet times, through the Soviet era, and into modern political times.

Ploshchad Revolyutsii, Moscow, Russia
Soldier with dog statue at Ploshchad Revolyutsii station

Moscow Metro

Become a true Muscovite and take the subway, called the Moscow Metro. It is a fantastic and efficient way to travel the sprawling city, and they are a testament to what makes Moscow, Moscow. Some of my favorite stations are Komsomolskaya, known as one of the most beautiful stations that welcomes you into the city if you arrive by train. Then travel to Ploshchad Revolyutsii, known for the soldier and his dog that brings good luck to everyone that rubs the dog's nose. Continue on to Kiyevskaya, Novoslobodskaya, and Taganskaya, each station has its own story and theme. I recommend spending the day hopping from station to station, taking in the metro's architecture, history, and culture.

Gorky Park, Moscow, Russia
Gorky Park


The large city comprises several famous parks from Park Pobedy to Gorky Park, and neither one is a typical park. They are elevated parks with tours, history, churches. Gorky Parks stretches along the Moscow River with traditional Russian foods, fountains, and arboretums. Park Pobedy was built after WWII as a memorial to the struggles Russians went through to become victorious over Germany. This tribute humbles you as you take in the monument. These are just two of the more amazing parks to explore in Moscow.

Moscow is not a city to miss. It has something for everyone from history, culture, and politics. Contact me today to schedule an online consultation to plan your perfect trip to Russia.


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