For some people Moscow is loved since the childhood. Some people came to the capital city in search of a better life. Some has managed to submit to it. Some left disappointed.

Moscow leaves its mark in the soul of each of us. In any case, Moscow is a great, attractive and very interesting city.

Arrived to the city.

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Facade.
Facade. Photo: Anastasia Leonova

In fifties started the construction of high-rise buildings, later called “Stalin’s skyscrapers” and became one of the symbols of Moscow’s Soviet era.

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Another facade.
Another facade. Photo: Anastasia Leonova

Moscow Kremlin was built by the Italians in the 15th century and rebuilt more than once throughout the history. Based on Lombard tradition the top of the wall is decorated with the “teeth” in the form of a dovetail as in the Sforza Castle in Milan. As in Milan Kremlin was built from the red brick and later was repainted in to the white as any other Kremlins in Russia. Bolsheviks who made the Kremlin the citadel and the symbol of state power have repainted it back to red just before the war. Now Kremlin is the museum and the official residence of the president.

Kremlin. Photo: Anastasia Leonova
Kremlin. Photo: Anastasia Leonova

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Saint Basil's Cathedral.
Saint Basil’s Cathedral.
 Photo: Anastasia Leonova
Photo: Anastasia Leonova

Tretyakov Gallery was founded by the Russian philanthropist, whose name is engraved forever in the name of the Museum.

Tretyakov Gallery. Photo: Anastasia Leonova
Tretyakov Gallery. Photo: Anastasia Leonova
Znamensky monastery on the Romanov Boyar courtyard.
Znamensky monastery on the Romanov Boyar courtyard.

The Moscow metro is one of the most profound and beautiful in the world. By the way, if you go toward the city centre, the station will be declared by a male voice, and from the city centre by a women. This is done to help blind passengers to be aware.

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Example of an old station.

Komsomolskaya Station.
Komsomolskaya Station.

Example of a new station.

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Moscow International Business Center "Moscow-City".
Moscow International Business Center “Moscow-City”. Photo: Anastasia Leonova

In 1931 the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour was destroyed by the Soviets and rebuilt in 2000.

Doors of the Cathedral.
Doors of the Cathedral. Photo: Anastasia Leonova
Another facade, decorated by a calligrapher.
Another facade, decorated by a calligrapher. Photo: Anastasia Leonova

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Hanging Cheburashka.
Hanging Cheburashka. Photo: Anastasia Leonova
Bast shoes (previously worn by slavs).
Bast shoes (previously worn by slavs).
Sales of diplomas and certificates are advertised on pavements.
Sales of diplomas and certificates are advertised on pavements.
"Winter is like Putin – No one voted for it, but it still came."
“Winter is like Putin – No one voted for it, but it still came.”

Here it is believed that the original inhabitants of Moscow are those who live in Moscow for four generations, which is less than 2%.

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Photo: Anastasia Leonova
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Photo: Anastasia Leonova

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Girls in the Gorky Park.
Girls in the Gorky Park.
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Photo: Anastasia Leonova

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There is a law according to which from 11pm to 7am dogs are prohibited barking. Owners who do not take steps to comply with the law face a fine.

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Photo: Anastasia Leonova
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Moscow skyline. Photo: Anastasia Leonova