Wooden goodies by my husband Gregory Boyko

by Olga on April 11, 2016

Dear guests of the site I invite you to my husband's Facebook and Instagram pages: Gregory Boyko and @wooden_utensils . Here we upload photos of wooden utensils crafted by Gregory (with the obligatory indication of wood species). Each item is one of a kind work. They are made for domestic use and as art objects. We will be very pleased to get your likes and comments. You are welcome. Enjoy and share with your friends. I appreciate your support!

Olga

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Moscow Metro. Subterranean Monument.

by Olga on April 2, 2016

Highly recommend to visit an excellent exhibition "Moscow Metro. Subterranean Monument" at Schusev museum of architecture (Moscow, Vozdvizhenka str., 5/25, 17 March – 17 July 2016). It represents the Moscow metro as a unique achievement of architecture and art in the variety of projects embodied and unrealized.

Metro station project "Novoslobodskaya", 1950
Metro station project "Novoslobodskaya", 1950

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Moscow Kremlin. The view from Moskvoretsky bridge.

One more picture to the old post Moskvoretsky bridge

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Bloshinka. Retro-market.

by Olga on February 13, 2016

Bloshinka. Retro-market.
February 13 - 14, 2016, Cultural Centre DOM
Moscow, B. Ovchinnikovsky lane, 24, build. 4 (metro st. Novokuznetskaya)

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Walking in the Kremlin

by Olga on February 13, 2016

Ursula: My walking capability is approx. one mile. Would that be enough to walk inside of the Kremlin? Thank you

Ursula, the main Kremlin itinerary I suppose is not less than 1 mile (approx. 1 mile). Moreover there will be a possibility to take a sit in the Assumption cathedral. What seems to me even more important it is the organization of the entrance and purchasing the tickets before the tour, that require time and effort.  So, somebody should assist you. All the tourists enter the Kremlin by a staircase. On special occasions it is possible to escape it, if to contact the stuff. In this case you will enter from above.

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From Domodedovo to the Kremlin by aeroexpress

by Olga on January 28, 2016

Question from Michelle:

Olga, if you would be kind to answer my question, I will be arriving via Domedovo  (Moscow ) airport heading towards Kremlin and Im planning to take the aeroroport express train. Please guide me how.

1. Take the aeroexpress from Domodedovo airport to Paveletsky railway terminal. domodedovo aeroexpress

2. When you arrive to Moscow almost all the people from aeroexpress will go in the same direction - to the metro, just follow them. The entrance to the metro station Paveletskaya (radial, green line) is located in the train terminal.

metro Paveletskaya

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The view from Vorobyovy Gory (Sparrow Hills)

The view from Vorobyovy Gory (Sparrow Hills)

The same place in 1820 (A.Kadol, lithograph)
A.Kadol View of Moscow 1820

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From Leningradskiy station to Red square

by Olga on January 12, 2016

Question: I will be staying in St Petersburg and wish to visit Moscow for the day. Which train station will I arrive at in Moscow and how far [if walking distance] to the Red Square / tourist attractions. I have been looking online but am getting confused as I think there is more than one main train station in Moscow.

Hello, Julie!
You will come to Leningradskiy station
http://leningradsky.dzvr.ru/en/
It is not in a walking distance from Red square, but by metro (radial, red line) it takes just 7 min. https://metro.yandex.ru/moscow?from=6&to=10&route=0

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New Year in Moscow

by Olga on January 3, 2016

Moscow welcomes 2016.

Pushkin square.
Moscow Pushkin square

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Parks and green areas in Moscow

by Olga on July 17, 2015

question of the day:

Hello, Olga! We have lived in Moscow now for 1 1/2 year. We have seen Gorky Park, VDNKh park, Kolomenskoe park etc. But this weekend we would like to explore other green areas of Moscow. Do you have a recommandation for us? We like long walks, along the river or through forest (like Kolomenskoe Park).

My list of parks and green areas, that immediately come to mind:
Tsaritsyno, Novodevichy convent, Moscow university area (Sparrow hills), Boulvard ring, park Museon, country estate Arkhangelskoe (not far from Moscow, easy to get), 3 botanical gardens - of MSU on Sparrow hills (only with excursions),  of Russian Academy of Sciences, and Aptekarsky ogorod.

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