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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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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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            John: I need to get to Northern River Boat Station Leningradsky Prospekt, Khimki . What is the  travel time difference if I come into  Domodedovo International Airport or into Sheremetyevo International Airport ?

           Sheremetyevo is preferable. By taxi it will take not more than 30-40 min. There are dispatchers at the airport. Negotiate a fixed fare before you board the taxi. Besides, you can take a bus #851 (or minibus #949) to the Metro station Rechnoy vokzal. How to get from the metro to Boat Station is described here:

http://askmoscow.com/2014/05/how-to-get-from-rechnoy-vokzal-to-the-city-center/

 

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Observation platforms in Moscow

by Olga on June 9, 2015

I was asked by Judith:

      Olga, I have searched online about the observation platform and Vorobyovy Gory and      I  am quite confused . Are these two the same one, the one near MSU? And may I know will there be any entry fee? Which one of two will you recommend if they are different?
Thanks a lot.
P.S. Your information provided are really really useful, especially the one about Kremlin^.^

Hi, Judith.
Yes, the observation platform near MSU and that one on Vorobyovy Gory are the same place.
http://askmoscow.com/2010/12/viewpoint-1/ Here I gave an instruction how to get there:
http://askmoscow.com/2013/02/from-the-metro-to-the-observation-platform/ There is no any entry fee! Recently there was opened a new Moscow viewing desk at the top of Central Children’s store “Detsky mir” on Lubyanka square: http://opposto.livejournal.com/357751.html No entry fee as well! Thanks for your P.S. 🙂

 

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Moscow Kremlin ticket office

by Olga on June 7, 2015

Moscow Kremlin ticket office

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This post will explain you how to get from the Moscow Kremlin to the Kievsky terminal or precisely to Vnukovo (VKO) aeroexpress terminal.

Let us start from the Russian state library. We have seen the Kremlin museums, from the central part of Alexander gardens entered the underpass, passed it to the end and once outside looked at F. Dostoevsky monument on the left. Now, please, follow my arrows.

We need to enter  the metro station Arbatskaya.
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I was asked by Sophie:

Olga, the Viking cruise will be docked at the Moscow Northern River Boat Station, Leningradsky Prospekt, Khimki. Do you know how long will it take to get to the Armory if we take the subway? We heard there is a subway, but not sure where it is.  Will appreciate any help you can give us.

 

It will take you about 20 minutes walk from the pier to the metro station Rechnoy vokzal and 25 minutes by the green metro line to the station Teatralnaya, which is located in the city centre.

 

Your route from the river boat terminal to the metro station Rechnoy vokzal:

RechnoyVokzal

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