Moscow is the capital and the most populous federal subject of Russia.

Annya, Arden and I above.

The city is a major political, economic, cultural and scientific center in Russia and on the continent. Moscow is the most northern megacity on Earthand the 6th largest city proper in the world Based on Forbes 2011, Moscow has the largest community of billionaires in the world. Yes there is money there I can tell you. St. Basil’s below most famous.


Moscow is situated on the Moskva River in the Central Federal District of European Russia. In the course of its history the city has served as the capital of a progression of states, from the medieval Grand Duchy of Moscow and the subsequent Tsardom of Russia to the Soviet Union. Moscow is the site of the Moscow Kremlin, an ancient fortress that is today the residence of the Russian president and of the executive branch of the Government of Russia. The Kremlin is also one of several World Heritage Sites in the city. Both chambers of the Russian parliament  also sit in Moscow.

The city is served by an extensive transit network, which includes four international airports, nine railroad terminals, and one of the deepest underground metro systems in the world, the Moscow Metro, second only to Tokyo in terms of passenger numbers. It’s recognized as one of the city’s landmarks due to the rich and varied architecture of its 185 stations. We toured Moscow by way of their Subway or metro system and ti was incredible.

Red Square has long been one of the city’s most important meeting places and the entrance is here below.

The Kremlin above

Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, demolished during the Soviet period, was reconstructed during 1990–2000.Main article: Christianity is the predominant religion in the city, of which the Russian Orthodox Church is the most popular. Moscow is Russia’s capital of Orthodox Christianity. It has been the country’s traditional religion and was deemed a part of Russia’s “historical heritage” in a law passed in 1997. Other religions practiced in Moscow include Islam, Protestantism, Old-believers, Buddhism, and Judaism.

Saint Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow, the masterpiece of Russian architecture is pictured below

St. Basil’s at night above. Moscow is also well known as the site of Saint Basil’s Cathedral, with its elegant onion domes, as well as the Cathedral of Christ the Savior and the Seven Sisters, above

Kremlin above.  The first Kremlin was built in the middle of the twelfth century.

For much of its architectural history, Moscow was dominated by numerous Orthodox churches. Many of the city’s churches, which in most cases were some of Moscow’s oldest and historical buildings, were destroyed; some notable examples include the Kazan Cathedral and the Cathedral of Christ the Savior.

There are 96 parks and 18 gardens in Moscow, including 4 botanical gardens. The Central Park of Culture and Rest, named after Maxim Gorky, was founded in 1928.  The Bolshoi Theatre after its renovation is Moscow’s International House of Music below

The Bolshio above where we saw an opera below

inside the Bolshio

Nice opera above and then we dined at the famous Ritz Carleton wow food = exquisit

One of the most notable art museums in Moscow is the Tretyakov Gallery, which was founded by Pavel Tretyakov, a wealthy patron of the arts who donated a large private collection to the city.

The Pushkin Museum of Fine ArtsAnother art museum in the city of Moscow is the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, which was founded by, among others, Marina Tsvetaeva’s father. The Pushkin Museum is similar to the British Museum in London in that its halls are a cross-section of exhibits on world civilisations, with many copies of ancient sculptures. However, it also hosts famous paintings from every major Western era; works by Claude Monet, Paul Cézanne, and Pablo Picasso are present in the museum’s collection.

There is a vibrant night life in Moscow. Yes we did see below



The city is full of different kinds of clubs, restaurants and bars as you can see above .

There is an opening every two weeks and the night life scene changes all the time. There are different levels of venues but certainly it’s worth it to check out the VIP nightlife as well at like the Ritz.

Annya, Arden and myself dinning late at night above

Moscow city center and Rublevka (richest area of the city) is full of luxury places where rich “new Russians”, oligarchs and many foreigners spend their night out until the morning.

The adjoining Tretyakovsky Proyezd, also south of Tverskaya Street, in Kitai-gorod, is host to upscale boutique stores such as Bulgari, Tiffany & Co., Armani, Prada and Bentley.  GUMS below the mall with the most.

This is Red Square below as we dined we watch the preforms practice below for the big parade co
ming up.

Nightlife in Moscow has moved on since Soviet times and today the city has many of the world’s largest nightclubs

We dined at GUMS for lunch and then went to the Ritz Carelton wow we partied with the young and famous below