One of the most common sight during our Moscow private tours is Sparrow Hills. When you stay on that hills you can observe all of Moscow with it’s beauty: from the Moscow Kremlin to the new bussines district “Moscow-City”. From Sparrow Hills Napoleon observed Moscow before French army invaded it. But there are 6 more places that are great to see the beauty of Moscow. Here you can read about 7 top viewpoints of Moscow that you can visit enven during winter season and don’t be afraid to freeze to death!
Archive for October, 2013
One of the Russian popular online magazine The Village decided to make the experiment: Is it easy for foreigners to read Russian words (written in English letters). The editors of Wallpaper magazine (British magazine about architechure and design) were asked to read some Russian words like names of metrostations, shops, markets and others. Since 2012 Moscow goverment is trying to make Moscow friendly place for tourists and put a lot of signs that has got Russian names in English letters.
The Red October – is the common name here in Moscow and all over Russia for the Great October Socialist Revolution that took place on October 25, 1917 (be the Julian or Old Style calendar). An assault led by Vladimir Lenin was launched at 9:45 p.m. signaled by a blank shot from the cruiser Aurora (Petrograd or Saint-Petersburg). The revolution led by Bolsheviks overthrew the Russian Provisional Government and gave the power to the local soviets (councils) dominated by Bolsheviks. On the next day it was established the Russian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic, the world’s first self-proclaimed socialist state and marked the beginning of the Civil War (1917-1922) in all the Former Russian Empire. After the end of the Civil war was created the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics – common known as CCCP.
When I was a child everyone was obligated to visit one of the most important symbol of Soviet Union – Lenin Mausoleum. During my Pioneer Initiation in 1990 my class was taken by our teacher to this place. We were frightened to see the dead corpse of the old man but that was one of the most important thing (as we were told) in our life. Today let us look inside Lenin Mausoleum to see what it is made of and how it works.
Working with so many guests who come to Moscow this time I decided to make an option for the most common requests from my guests who’s chosen me and my sister as their private guides in Moscow. At a first glance these tours could look a little bit simple but maybe for some of the guests that will be the best of the rest private guided tours!