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Actually, originally Moscow metro was named after Lazar Kaganovich. They renamed the metro for Lenin in 1955 and it still bears his name.

Forgotten things (Komsomolskaya Metro Station).

Metro Komsomolskaya, Lenin

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Lion hunting in Moscow, Russia

by Olga on March 11, 2011

I believe it’s hard to find a big city in the world without sculptural figures of lions on its streets. Throughout history the lion, king of beasts, has been a popular symbol of royalty and stateliness, power and honor, nobility and courage. Let me show you a small part of my collection of the Moscow lion statues.

Kolomenskoe
Kolomenskoe

plenty of lions

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Around Moscow State University

by Olga on January 8, 2011

One of the first days in 2011.

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Novodevichy Convent

by Olga on January 6, 2011

I know a family of Americans who have lived in Moscow for many years. I was told their favorite place in this city was always the Novodevichy Convent, quiet, full of history and outstanding architecture.

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Exhibition at the metro station

by Olga on January 3, 2011

In my opinion, it was a great idea to organize an exhibition at the metro station Vorobyovy Gory (Sparrow Hills). Passengers received an opportunity to see in rotating showcases right on the platform the wares produced by the leading Russian factories: the Imperial Porcelain Factory from St.Petersburg, Gardner’s and Dulyovo Porcelain Factories as well as Gzhel Association from the Moscow region.

Metro station Vorobyovy Gory

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I invite you to get a panoramic view of Moscow from the observation platform located just in front of the Moscow university building. The view from Vorobyovy Gory (Sparrow Hills) is especially lovely at night.

Places I would like you to visit

“Whoever wants to understand Russia should come here and look down at Moscow…” A.Chekhov

In a day time good weather will provide you with the pictures of the Kremlin and Christ the Saviour cathedral, situated 12 km away. In fact it was Sparrow Hills where originally Christ the Saviour cathedral was planned to be build by the Emperor Alexander I.

Look at the university and try to find its 6 sisters – similar buildings of Stalin’s time. Some of them always try to vanish in the distance.

What else to search? The Sports complex is impossible to overlook. To the left will be the Novodevichy convent, to the right – headquarters of the Russian Academy of Sciences known as “Golden Brain” for its architectural appearance, a ski jump, double-decker metro bridge across the Moscow river, the river itself and a nice park for a work. It will take you not more than 15 minutes to get to the nearest metro station with the same name – Vorobyovy Gory (red line).

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Greeting words

by Olga on November 28, 2010

Have you ever been to Moscow? Not yet?

I will be happy to help you planning your trip.

Have a question you would like to ask me? Here’s your opportunity.

I’d like to make your trip to Moscow as memorable as possible.

Yours faithfully,

Olga

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