Moscow is the city where a lot can be seen and done

I have been to many countries.
When I visited different cities of the world, I saw a lot of interesting things there. Beautiful landscapes, monuments and statues, famous buildings and big museums. And I asked myself: what would I advise to see in Moscow to a foreigner if he decided to come? Well, I’ve got a few suggestions!
 
Red Square and the Kremlin are necessary to visit. If you have been to Moscow and you haven’t visited Red Square and the Kremlin, then you haven’t been to Moscow!
 
Red Square with the famous onion domes of St Basil’s Cathedral  is around 500 metres in length and was originally a market square for the Kremlin in the late 15th century. It has long been a place of protests and processions, but is now used more often for cultural events, fireworks and concerts. You won’t believe it, but the cathedral was built in the middle of the 16-th century!

Once the home of the Tsars and the old headquarters of the Soviet Union, the Kremlin is now the residence of the Russian President. There are several cathedrals and churches inside the Kremlin, including Ivan the Great Bell Tower, built in the 17th century. The magnificent State Armoury  or the Armoury Chamber and the State Diamond Fund are also worth visiting. The modern grey concrete Palace of Congresses stands among the ancient churches as a reminder of the Soviet era.

One of the things a foreigner can do is to pay a visit to the Lenin Mausoleum to have a look at the body of the former Soviet leader. This is extremely popular with locals, so you’ll have to queue with hundreds of them for at least 40 minutes before being let inside the Mausoleum.

Other places which I would advise to visit are the Bolshoy Theatre which was recently rebuilt and renovated, the famous picture galleries — the State Tretyakov gallery and the State Pushkin museum,

The places I’ve mentioned are always being advised by everybody. But Moscow is not only the Kremlin, the churches and the Bolshoy. It is also a city of students, musicians, people of different religions who came from all parts of Russia, office workers and football fans. Moscow is different for everybody.

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