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St. Basil's Cathedral

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Welcome to Moscow, Russia

Cosmopolitan in flavor, Russia's capital exudes prosperity and vigor. From Stalin's carved-marble metro stations to the sprawl of modern business complexes, Moscow flaunts its ambition, and often goes over the top. It's an all-night-party town whose days offer endless opportunities for those who can keep up. A merchant capital by birth, Moscow was made for big spenders, and money has always made the wheels go round here. In what's now one of the world's most expensive cities, the only possible limit is the size of your wallet. Explore

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Moscow’s Hub

Red Square, site of ceremonies and parades, is bordered by the Kremlin (official residence of the president) and onion-domed St. Basil’s Cathedral.

Moscow’s Hub

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Russian Treasure Trove

Crown jewels, carriages, coronation robes and more dazzle visitors to the Armory at the Kremlin. Highlight for many: 10 Imperial Fabergé eggs.

Russian Treasure Trove

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For Connoisseurs of the Contemporary

Scope out works by Russia-born greats including Chagall and Malevich, as well as Picassos, Mirós and Dalís at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art.

For Connoisseurs of the Contemporary

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A Buzzing Flea Market

Pick up a painting by an emerging artist or lacquered boxes at Izmailovsky Market. Take a post-bargaining bite into shashlik (kebobs).

A Buzzing Flea Market

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Experience Country Life

Visit the Soviet Dacha in Moscow to drink borscht or sip tea served from a samovar. The unusual site outside the city is a real family’s summer house.

Experience Country Life

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