Things to do

“Snowshow” by Slava Polunin

by Olga on January 27, 2012

“Snowshow” by Slava Polunin is in Moscow again.
I recommend you don’t miss it!
He is a magician. He will turn you into children.
“Snowshow” by Slava Polunin


Ice skating in Gorky Park

by Olga on January 3, 2012

Few activities are as magical as ice skating in winter holiday season.
Ice skating rink in Gorky Park (9 Krymskiy Val St., metro st. Oktyabrskaya) has become popular again.
Be ready to see a long line to get in when you come at 5pm.

Opening times: 10am-3pm, 5pm-11pm
Weekdays 10am – 3pm 150 rub
Weekdays 5pm – 11pm 300 rub
Weekends and Holidays 10am – 3pm 300 rub
Weekends and Holidays 5pm – 11pm 400 rub
under 7 – free, 7-12 – 100 rub

Skate hire deposit – 1500 rub

Gorky park

Gorky park

Gorky park

Gorky park

Gorky park

Gorky park


Gorky park. Photo by E.Evzerikhin. 1938


Tours in Russian

by Olga on October 21, 2011

Starting Tuesday, October 25, Moscow Department of Cultural Heritage organizes 25 free of charge excursions, dedicated to historical and cultural monuments of the capital.

List of excursions

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Urban heritage

by Olga on September 23, 2011

Interesting tour (in Russian)


Sandunovskie baths

by Olga on August 20, 2011

One of Moscow’s most famous baths is known as Sanduny or Sandunovskie bani.

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I was asked how to get to the catholic church of the Immaculate Conception in Moscow.

It is located on Malaya Gruzinskaya, 27.

Catholic church of the Immaculate Conception in Moscow, map Read more


Ostankino TV tower

by Olga on June 9, 2011

540 meters (1,772 feet) tall Ostankino TV tower was completed in 1967. In those days it was the tallest free-standing structure in the world. You can estimate the view and perspective from the height of 337 meters on its observation deck and get great shots from up there.
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Moscow metro

by Olga on December 22, 2010

Do you know that a lot of old Moscow metro stations look like true underground palaces? They are decorated with works of art, marble, mosaics, and sculptures. Some of them have entered into the history of world architecture. No two stations are alike. The best time to go there for a tour when it’s cold or rainy outside. The rush hours are to be avoided, it is always overcrowded between 07:30-10:00 and 17:00-19:30. All the Metro entrances outside are indicated by a red letter M. The fee for one trip is fixed and does not depend on changing the lines. Today it is 26 rubles (less than $1) or cheaper, if to pay for a certain number of trips. Inside there will be  Metro map in each vestibule and each train but the information written in English is not provided on platforms and you may get problems with Russian letters.  If you missed your direction don’t follow the crowd, ask people and  one of the passers-by (may be not the first one) will help you. What I recommend you to do if you are gonna visit it by yourself? You can go around the circular line, the most convenient for not to get lost. Where you start there you finish your trip. The whole journey will take less than one hour. The most gorgeous stations on this line are Novoslobodskaya and Kievskaya. The style of those stations of the 50s can be called the official optimism.

Kievskaya metro station

Kievskaya metro station was built in 1954. It was the first metro station finished after Stalin's death.

Novoslobodskaya metro station

Novoslobodskaya is famous for its stained-glass panels made by Riga masters.

The little blurb used on the metro sounds as: “Careful, the doors are closing (Ostorozhno, dveri zakriyvayutsya). The next station is… (Sleduyuschaya stantsiya…)”.


Art Show

by Olga on December 17, 2010

COSMOSCOW, a new contemporary Art Show, will take place in the former Red October Chocolate Factory on the first and second floor of Chocolate workshop.
18-19 Dec: 12.00 – 20.00

How to get there


Ice skating rink on Red square

by Olga on December 11, 2010

The best Moscow outdoor ice skating rink on Red square welcomes everyone from beginners to experts. Here you can skate looking at the Kremlin and enjoying the historical attraction of the main square. I love skating. I’ll be glad to keep you company.

Ice skating rink on Red square

Daily Session Times
10:00 — 11:20
12:00 — 13:20
14:00 — 15:20
16:00 — 17:20
18:00 — 19:20
20:00 — 21:20
22:00 — 23:20

Prices per session

Ice skating rink on Red square

Weekdays  10:00 – 14:00      250 rub
Weekdays  16:00 – 22:00      350 rub
Weekends and Holidays   10:00 – 12:00        350 rub
Weekends and Holidays  14:00 – 22:00        500 rub

Children ( 7—12 years old) – 100 rub, under the age of 6  –  free

Skate Rentals
Adults – 250 rub
Children ( 7—12 years old) – 100 rub

Plus deposit: 2000 rub (or driver license)
Coach services: 1000 rub