Moscow, Russia

Rich history, amazing architecture, and one-of-a-kind food.

Map of Moscow

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Moscow's Edibles

When you come to Moscow, you have to put food on your to-do list! Breakfast is a quick snack with coffee and or tea. Lunch is a warm meal with soup, potatoes, macaroni, and rice. Dinner usually begins with Zakuski, which includes smoked fish, salads, and salami. Classic Russian foods includes Borscht, a beet and cabbage soup, and Orkroska, a soup with cucumber, onion, and hard boiled eggs. Make sure to try all of these foods because they're here and only here!

Borscht

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Moscow's Rare Places

There are many places and things to do at Moscow. A must see in Moscow is the Kremlin, at the center of the city. The Assumption Cathedral was a church and burial place for many heads of the Russian Orthodox Church. The Armoury used to manufacture and store weapons, but is now used to make jewelry, icon frames, and embroidery. The Diamond Fund Exhibition Center has many precious stones and jewelry that were worn by empresses and tsars. These are some of the things you have to see when you visit Moscow.

The Kremlin

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Historical Moscow

Moscow is also full of rich history and culture. The first settlement was built on a fortified site. You must catch a show at the world famous Bolshoi Theatre. Moscow also has many museums like the State History Museum and the Central Museum of Revolution. Other museums include the Armoury and the Russian National Exhibition Center. Mosow has lots of culture and history to explore there.

Bolshoi Theatre

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Moscow's Buildings

Moscow is full of ancient and popular buildings. The Bell Tower of Ivan the Great, built between 1505 and 1508, is a tourist attraction. The Red Square, 2300 feet long and 430 feet wide is used for special occasions and ceremonies. The Moscow Metro is a tourist attraction and a highly efficient subway. GUM , the country's largest department store , built in the early 1890s and remodeled in 1953. All of these are important and valuable in Russian history so make sure to take a picture!

GUM

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Russian Language

Learn the language that has been said for centuries in Moscow. Most of the native Russians speak Russian because it is naturally spoken. The roots of Russian literature reach back to an oral folklore. English is the second language spoken by many Russians in Moscow. More about Russian is that it comes from the Eastern Branch of the Slavac language . When you're in Moscow, try to have a conversation with a native Russian.

Moscow's Weather

When yo're in Moscow, make sure to bring the right clothes! The summer months are the wettest while snow is common form mid October to early April. Except for marginal areas, Russia's climate is from cool to cold. Winters are the mildest along the Black Sea. Moscow' climate is relatively warm summers and cold winters. When Russian weather comes to mind, it is the winters that come to mind so make sure to bring warm clothes!

Snow in Moscow

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Sources

Books

Source #1

Black, Angela. Cultures of the World Russia. New York, NY: Marshall Cavendish, 2005. Print.

Source #2

Wilson, Neil. Nations of the World Russia. Austin, TX: Raintree Steck, 2001. Print.

Source #3

Kort, Michael. Nations in Transition Russia. New York, NY: 1998. Print.

Source #4

Fader, Kiem. Modern Nations of the World Russia. San Diego, Cal.: Lucent Books, 1998. Print.

Web Sites

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Vorhees, Mara. "Top 10 Moscow Attractions." Lonely Planet. N.p., n.d. Web. May 8, 2013. <http://www.lonelyplanet.com/russia/moscow/travel-tips-and-articles/70769>.

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N/A, . "Moscow, Speaking the Language." Expat Focus. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 May 2013. <www.expatfocus.com/expatriate-moscow-language>.

Encyclopedias

Source #8

Gohstand, Robert. "Moscow." Encyclopedia American

Source #9

Bilocerkowycz, Jaroslaw. "Moscow." World Book 13. 2009.

Databases

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Bourgoin, Suzanne. "Constantin Stanislavsky." Gale Research 198. n.pag. Gale Research . Web. 27 May 2013.