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Places to visit, points of interest and top things to see in Central

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What is a visit to Russia without a trip to the Kremlin in Moscow? This imposing site has stood witness to many tumultuous and victorious moments in Russian History. It is in itself an awe-inspiring sight.

The Kremlin (or literally, "fortified town") is the seat of power in Russia. It is from this fortress city that the czars issued their commands and ruled all of Russia. The high walls that completely enclose the Kremlin are also dotted with 17 towers, all placed strategically. The Kremlin is a veritable smorgasbord of architectural treasures. Not only that, they hold great historical significance as well. Here lie many of Russia's cultural jewels. There is the Red Square, the imposing domes of St. Basil's Cathedral, Lenin's Mausoleum and so many others... read more arrow
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Named after Pavel Tretyakov, the Tretyakov Gallery, in Moscow, is one of the most important art museums in the world. It houses a large collection of art, including about 2,000 Russian art works donated by its namesake. Tretyakov donated the works from his private collection during the late 19th century. From there, the collection grew and grew and the gallery now houses works from the 11th century right up to the 20th century. The collection includes works from famous Russian Realists and Impressionists, plus art nouveau works, landscapes, portraits and sacred icons.

Tretyakov made it his mission to promote national art and it is to him that some of Russia's most noted artists during that time owe their success... read more arrow
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Contrary to popular misconception, the Red Square is not named "Red" because of the color of the square's bricks (although they are actually red) or as an allusion to Communism. The Red Square is actually "Krasnaya Ploschad" in Russian. The word "Krasnaya" means "beautiful" in old Russian, but it eventually evolved to mean "red". However which way you call it – beautiful or red – you will be right on the spot when describing this popular tourist destination. It is, after all, the center of the Soviet government. In fact, the Red Square is the government's official address.

The Red Square evokes images of victorious military parades, grand celebrations, riots and other historic events. It is also the main entrance to the Kremlin... read more arrow
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The Cathedral of St. Basil the Blessed, or simply, Saint Basil's Cathedral, stuns and amazes with its color, grandiosity and quirkiness. The Church of the Intercession of the Virgin on the Moat, as it is formally called, was built to commemorate the capture of the Tartar city of Kazan on October 1, 1552.

No visit to Moscow is ever complete without taking advantage of a photo opportunity in front of St. Basil's Cathedral. The designs are so unique and there is nothing like it anywhere in the world. It is an architectural icon and is instantly recognizable because of its colorful and whimsical colors and designs... read more arrow
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The Statue of Peter the Great stands by the Moskva River in Moscow, Russia. It is one of the tallest statues in the world (6th) being about 94m high.

This monument was made by controversial sculptor-painter-architect Zurab Tsereteli. His work is often subject of strong public criticism. This statue would be mostly an attraction due to it's size and location.

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