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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VDNKh ice rink

by Olga on January 8, 2015

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Moscow Kremlin guided tours

by Olga on October 12, 2014

Dear friends, if you are interested in a guided tour with me, please, do not purchase online Kremlin tickets before contacting me. They should be purchased by me and the guide’s name should be printed on the ticket. When you buy them, I can’t guide you.

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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:

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Natalia Goncharova at the Tretyakov gallery

by Olga on December 21, 2013

Natalia Goncharova (1881–1962), an exciting artist of the Russian avant-garde, who played a crucial role in the development of Russian modernism. Her name resembles the name of Pushkin’s wife, also called Natalia Goncharova, whom distant descendant she was. Freedom of avant-garde art of the early 20th century allowed the painter to try everything from primitivism to the grotesque. Natalia Goncharova was happy to know the lifetime success. Today she is known as one of the most expensive woman artists. The invaluable Tretyakov gallery exhibition displays all genre diversity of Goncharova’s paintings. Everyone will find there something touching the soul.

I was mostly touched by her Spanish women.

N. Goncharova Spring 1932
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State Department Store (GUM)

by Olga on July 22, 2013

GUM celebrates its 120th anniversary.
Red square in front of it turns into a patchwork flower carpet.

GUM

GUM

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Moscow Kremlin

by Olga on June 7, 2013

The Kremlin will be closed for individual tourists from June 7 to 14.

Only organized guided groups can enter onto the grounds of the Kremlin during this period.

 

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