may be, but few visitors to Moscow can resist a peek at pickled
remains of the father of Soviet Russia. The Lenin Mausoleum sits
beneath the Kremlin's towers on Red Square.
History of its foundation and visit to the most beautiful stations
of the Moscow Metro.
Moscow State University
Housed in one of the city's seven enormous gothic skyscrapers
commissioned by Stalin in the 1950s, the university is the great
seat of learning of some of Russia's most famous scholars and
political figures, including the former President Mikhail Gorbachev.
No visit to Moscow would be complete without a quick visit to what
was, for much of the 20th century, the most notorious building in
The Moscow Zoo is one of the largest in the world. The
oldest zoo in Russia, established in 1864, passed a long way from a
small zoological garden to the large scientific, educational and
conservation institution. The Moscow Zoological garden was founded
by the All-Russia Emperor Society for Acclimatization of Plants and
Just in front of the Kremlin
walls, there is a long building of GUM. Gum is a short for a State
Department Store. Actually built as a store in 1893 this building
was called Upper Trade Rows. It was the biggest store in Russia
before the revolution, and the most popular after.
This new-ish circus has five interchangeable arenas. The acts
change constantly, and guarantee a great spectacle for very little
Tsvetnoi Bulvar Circus
The "old" circus is the smaller of the two, and produces
fabulous shows that usually have a central theme. The show includes
a variety of acts, from clowns to acrobats. The intricate costumes
and colorful acts are second to none.