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Bulgakov's museum cover
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Bulgakov’s places

Walking through the most significant places related to Bulgakov’s novels or biography is a special summer treat! If you are with friends the gathering point is at Mayakovskaya metro station. on the way to the famous Flat 50 museum you will pass the Theatre of Satire which was the theatre that Voland made his magical Shows. The facade of the  ...

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Another Beauty, the museum of East, Moscow
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The East – Another Beauty

The exhibition The East – Another Beaty is dedicated to a woman in her traditional cultural surrounding. We see an eastern woman of different regions through the costumes, jewelry, paintings and household things. The world of these women, generally not open for men, is presented by historical evidence, legends and poems. In the Far East, in China  ...

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The Russian State Library cover 4
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“Leninka”, the biggest Russian library

There is an impressively big grey building located very near to the Kremlin, the Russian State Library. As you pass by you get fascinated with the size of the building guessing how huge the collection of the books kept there could be. It has a noble history of being a museum since 1862 named the Library of the Moscow Public Museum and Rumiantsev Museum.  ...

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The museum of Russian impressionism cover page
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The museum of Russian impressionism

Until today, Russian Impressionism has featured in state and private collections merely as one component of the artistic context of the era. For the first time in history, it now has its own home. The whole project started with exhibiting of twenty-five paintings from the collection of the arts patron and the Museum Founder Boris Mints:”I realized  ...

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English Embassy Residence
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English Embassy Residence Neo-Gothic Building

The history of the building started in 1870th when the company “Kharitonenko and son,” the biggest  sugar manufacturer in Russia bought the property on the Sofiyskaya embarkment and used it as a warehouse and offices for a while. Ten years later Ivan Kcharitonenko applied for the permit to start a construction of a mansion. After getting it  ...

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Ukraina hotel Moscow
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The Ukraina Hotel’s 60th anniversary

One of the most spectacular landmarks of Moscow, the building of the Radisson Royal Hotel Ukraina is one of the magnificent Neo-gothic skyscrapers known as “Seven sisters”. “Stalinist classicism” or “Stalinist architecture” is now a part of national art which preserves outer symbols as stars, hammers and sickles to  ...

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Petroff Palace
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Petroff Palace

Petroff, or Petrovskiy Palace, was built in the late 18th century for Empress Catherine the Great as the last overnight station for traveling royalty from St.Petersburg to Moscow. Russian architect, Matvey Kazakov, designed this luxurious building in the finest tradition of the Romantic Neo-Gothic style. Palace gardens were later transformed into a  ...

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Bolshoi Theatre (Large, Great or Grand Theatre, also spelled Bolshoy) at night, Moscow, Russia
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The Bolshoi theatre

Boasting a cast of incredible artists, this theatre is world famous.  You can see this beautiful building printed on many cards as a symbol of Moscow. The best way to see and photograph its lavish interiors is to visit the theatre as part of an excursion group.     You will learn some very interesting facts about the architectural style, history and  ...

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