20 Jan 2019 - 21 Jan 2019
2 guests - 1 room
For quite a while I was in two minds about my attitude to the city. I saw its pluses and minuses, and generally considered the ratio to be 45/55, or 40/60. (Please, remember that I'm viewing it from within (Russia) rather than from without). Now I've changed my mind: I love it and I feel responsible for it. The better and the worst parts of my days passed here. The atmospere and the overall feel of the city has been changing for the better (more hospitable, humane and attractive) of late. Come feel the unique blend of predominant Asia and deep-rooted Europe, come see how the present generation of Russians is tackling the problems it inherited from its ill-fated predecessors.
A beautiful and understated city, Moscow has over 1000 restaurants to choose from, a sprawling city of things to do and is often misunderstood for its coldness and how expensive it is to travel here. There are many options from museums to parks, from theatres to metro stations and from pizza to caviar.
Moscow is an amazing city. Lots of very interesting architecture showing a unique blend of Byzantine, Western European, and Asian influences. Plenty of interesting iconic buildings like the Kremlin and St. Basil's Cathedral, and the opportunity to see some very unique Soviet era sites.
This arch looks a little like the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, and it is located near the Victory Park Metro Station in Moscow. This Grand Triumphal Arch is decorated with the coats of arms from the 48 Russian provinces. To celebrate the victory over France in the war of 1812, it also includes bas-reliefs of the "Expulsion of the French." The arch was originally built in 1834, but has only been on this site since 1968.