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My mother and I visited Moscow in May of 2003, for eight days and nights. We had just spent an equal amount of time in St. Petersburg, Russia's younger, once-capital, city.

St. Petersburg teems with palaces, museums, beautiful architecture and historical interest. However, Moscow is nearly three times the age and, as we walked its streets and explored its churches and neighbourhoods, the increased richness of treasures became apparent to us.

Before the trip, my mother was fairly concerned that Moscow would be a disappointment after experiencing the "Window on the West" that is St. Petersburg. But, from the moment we arrived, we instantly felt a spark with the older, larger city. . .we felt at home.

The memories I will treasure most:

*The parks and squares ~ poor weather might have ruined this one, but we were graced with sunny, warm days. . .and the parks and squares were full of activity and cheer

*The glorious churches ~ colours candy-bright or faded with age, doors open as museums or closed for repairs. . .old or new, big or small, the churches of Moscow (and there are lots of them) are undeniably beautiful

*Zamoskvoreche and Kitai Gorod neighbourhoods ~ these areas call out to be explored on foot, every side street and alley holding some architectural treasure

*The Kremlin ~ the surprising core of the city. . .our images of a dark and dreary Soviet-style state were changed forever

*Moscow Metro ~ the luxurious Palaces for the People don't disappoint. . .I have yet to see anything else quite like it

It's hard for me to pinpoint what appeals about a given place. . .sometimes they beckon you to return and explore further. . .Moscow's calling. . . ;-)

  • Last visit to Moscow: May 2003
  • Intro Updated Oct 23, 2003
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  • diageva's Profile Photo
    Jun 24, 2008 at 3:25 PM

    Thanks for the information and all the work in this page. I have to come back.... And I have read what I wanted to read... if Moscow was disappointment or not.... more after St. Peterb.. thanks

  • apekovic's Profile Photo
    Mar 16, 2008 at 2:04 AM

    Dear Stevie, this is a statue of famous poet (one of the best ever), Sergei Yesenin (Sergei Alexandrovich Yesenin). Best regards, Alexander from Belgrade, Serbia

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    Oct 16, 2007 at 5:52 AM

    Lovely Moscow pages. Tomas Eriksson :)

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    Aug 20, 2007 at 1:06 PM

    Hi, Stevie! Thanks for your informative and nice page!

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  • Heavens-Mirror's Profile Photo
    Aug 31, 2006 at 2:39 PM

    Great tips and photos on Russia :)

  • Tuzik's Profile Photo
    Jun 18, 2006 at 11:31 PM

    Hi Canadienne, I'm getting ready to leave for Russia. While checking your extremely interesting comments and tips, I saw this sculpture... it is of Sergei Esenin, famous Russian poet.

  • yooperprof's Profile Photo
    Jul 14, 2005 at 11:41 AM

    Excellent photos and yummy restaurant tips! I'll avoid American food if I ever go to Moscow.

  • joyojoy's Profile Photo
    May 26, 2005 at 12:22 AM

    Thank you so much for all this insight to a city I haven't been to before. I'll be there this summer and your tips willbe a great help I know.

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