Russia Travel Guide - Moscow is the capital of the
Russian Federation. It is steeped in history, is full
of pride, self-indulgence, and beauty. Since the downfall
of communism, travel to Moscow has exploded in the
last decade. Millions flock there to see all that
it has to offer.
The City of Moscow is huge. Approximately
11 million people live there. It is not the type of
city that can be seen in a weekend getaway. Since
it's so large, giving it only a weekend of your time
would not be doing it justice. The city is rich in
history, architecture, culture, museums, the arts,
and cuisine. It has a much more European flavor than
other parts of Russia. Transportation is available
in Moscow Russia in the form of metro (subway),
buses, trolleys and taxis. The metro is quite expansive
and relatively cheap to use.
Rings make up Moscow, with the Kremlin
at its center. Roads spoke out across the rings, and
the Moscow River meanders through it. The first ring,
or Inner Ring, is a semicircle 500m north of the Kremlin.
The second is the Boulevard Ring, three-quarters of
a circle 1km from the Kremlin. It's mostly dual carriageway
with a park strip down the middle. All sections of
this area end in "bulvar". The third is
the Garden Ring, a full circle 2km out from the Kremlin,
and crosses the Moscow River twice.
The fourth is the Outer Ring and is much further out.
This is some 15km from the Kremlin east and west,
and 19km north and south. This forms the city's limits.
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Travel offers private guided tours! A must for any tourist is Red Square and
the Kremlin. You could spend a week in the
Kremlin alone with all of it's churches, the armory,
and architecture, and history. This is a great sightseeing attractions to visit.