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Women’s Day

Women’s Day – March, 8 Widely celebrated in Russia Loved by all women —  mothers, daughters, grandmothers A Day of Flowers The most popular flowers of the day are tulips of different colors! The men are lining up for flower arrangements! The garden created inside Petrovski Passaj makes you feel really as if you are in spring in spite  ...

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Russian Impressionism

“It is impossible to study impressionists and be sad, as impressionism is all sun, joy and movement, and it exactly makes one joyous and cheerful. This phenomenon in painting was a very protest against dark, dull and joyless canvases which existed before. From dark dusty studious, the painting is brought out into nature, into the light, as artists  ...

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Krutitskoye Podvorye

Krutitskoye Podvorye was founded centuries ago as a monastery, and in the 13 century it was the residence of the archbishops Sarskiy and Polonskiy. In the medieval times it carried a sort of diplomatic mission representing the Russian Church in the land occupied by the Mongols, Golden Horde, it was a place open for the prayer for all the Christians  ...

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Moscow river boat trip

The big fancy yachts you can get on board at the Ukraina hotel waterfront are the only river cruisers running all year around in Moscow. The round trip journey takes two and a half hours, and on both banks of the river you see 30 famous sites of the capital.  English-speaking staff is there to tell you about the surrounding landscape and the  ...

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Artcentre Moscow

Artcentre Moscow presents the constantly evolving collection of artworks created by Russian and international artists from the 15th to the first half of the 20th century, the displayed paintings are given to the exhibition by the private art collectors. The exhibition includes icons, decorative art objects and paintings representing the most important  ...

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The Museum of Tropinin

The Museum of Tropinin and artists of Moscow  was open in 1971 with the generous donation of the building itself and the collection of paintings of the 18-19 century made by Felix Vishnevskiy, a famous collector of Russian Art of that period. The beautiful mansion of the 19th century is preserved in the original condition with the alterations to make it  ...

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Time and Epochs Festival

The Festival Time and Epochs got spread in Moscow boulevards on June, 7-17. This year it was organized for the ninth time, and after each time it grows: 40 different sites, 15 countries, 2000 participants, 1000 excursions, 4 historical epochs. Every year the festival attracts thousands of participants and visitors from all over the world. All together  ...

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A two-days trip to Yaroslavl

Yaroslavl, the oldest town built on the bank of the Volga is just 3 and a half hours away from Moscow  by train. It is known as the capital of Golden Ring ancient towns around Moscow, a must-have visit for local and foreign tourists. If you feel like having a small voyage to a lovely green full of sightseeing town — this is the place to go!  ...

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