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Moscow Travel Guide

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Moscow River Cruises

The Volga River is the longest river in Europe and it's so important to the Russian psyche that it is often referred to as the Mother Volga...

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Banya

Few of Russia's traditions are as steeped in ritual than a trip to the banya, a sauna-style bathhouse where the steam is produced by throwing...

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A Walking Tour of Moscow

Moscow can at once overwhelm and awe. The city's sights are somewhat spread out, meaning you'll need a few days to see them. The outlined walk...

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Vodka: A Taste of Russia

The national drink is an inseparable part of Russian social life. Vodka is drunk everywhere, with the intention of breaking down inhibitions...

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Ride the Moscow metro

The efficiency of Stalin's metro system contradicts the standstill of Russian bureaucracy. The vast system transports about 9 million passengers...

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Red Square

No matter how many times you walk on the uneven cobblestones of Red Square, the view is awe-inspiring and the experience monumental. Stand in...

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Moscow's Metro

Even if you don't plan on using the metro to get around Moscow, it's still worth taking a peek at this wonder of the urban world. The first...

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Moscow's Famous Buildings

With their spookily lit cornices dominating the skyline since the mid-20th century, the "Seven Sisters" (also known as the "Stalin Gothics"...

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Caviar

Caviar in Russia? Who can resist? Unfortunately, the black variety became scarce after restrictions on sturgeon fishing were put in place to...

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Moscow Markets

Rynoks (outdoor markets) are good places to find strange and delicious foods. Look for lumpy red churchkhela, a kind of Georgian candy made...

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Top Reasons to Go to Moscow

See the spectacle of Red Square at Night: The heart of Russia is transformed at night by the glowing red stars atop the Kremlin towers and...

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