About Moscow

Moscow has played a pivotal role in Russian History. The city has a lot more to offer than communism. Much of the city had an upheaval and reconstruction after it was taken over by the French. However, it was almost annihilated by a devastating fire and it is fit to say that it has risen from the ashes to become the exhilarating modern city that we see today. Think about Tsars, ornate cathedrals, picture-perfect regal buildings and the 871- year-old capital of Russia comes to mind. A hub of communist power this capital of the erstwhile U.S.S.R. till 1991 continued as Russia's epicentre synonymous with Soviet authority. It embodies the very core of Russia with a sophisticated, visually appealing and vibrant air about it with the likes of the Kremlin, Red Square and Lenin's Mausoleum, Moscow provides a great insight into the old traditional architecture of Europe along with the modern emerging trends and culture. The city has a great cultural heritage with the famous Cathedral of Christ the saviour and famous art museums. The modern atmosphere of the city can be seen with the skyscraper buildings and ultra-modern facilities offered for the tourists. There are multiple options for shopping and gifts to be taken back as memories of the trip.

Public Transport System

Metro, Cars, Trains, Buses and Taxis.

Cleanliness and Efficiency

Cleanliness: Moderate, Efficiency: High.

Mode & Cost of Transports

Metro basic fare is 50 rubles for one ride.

For Bus travel, basic fare is 65 rubles for 90 minutes, the tickets can be bought from the bus terminals and the fares cost vary depending on the distance and the type of bus service selected.

Train basic fare is 50 rubles.

Taxis and cabs charge approximately 100 rubles per kilometer.

 

Basic Items & Cost

Name Price
Water Bottle USD 0.52
Cup of Coffee USD 2.24
Milk Carton Pack USD 0.86
Rice/Kg USD 0.88
White Bread USD 0.52
Eggs (12) USD 1.04
Combo Meal USD 3.89
Fine Dining USD 32.39
Bottle of Coke or Pepsi USD 0.74
Domestic Beer USD 1.30
Imported Beer USD 2.27
Bottle of Wine USD 7.13
Cigarettes (20 Pack) USD 1.81
Taxi ( 1 km ) USD 0.16
Ticket in local transport (Single way). USD 0.65
Rent ( One Bed Room) USD 736.50

Do’s

  • Book a hotel keeping in mind its distance from the main city or travel cost will increase.
  • Start your tour by buying a travellers guidebook for the city to have an idea about the famous tourist spots.
  • Travel by city metro as it is safe and very much cost effective.
  • Communicate with the locals for more information and knowledge as they are very helpful.
  • Beware of pickpockets and take care of your wallets and bags.
  • Travel with your identification documents as checking is very strict in Moscow.

Don’ts

  • Leave home without a language guide book as some of the locals are not fluent in foreign languages.
  • Eat western food as it is very expensive.
  • Let the crowds put you off, sometimes events might occur randomly causing a heavy influx of crowds making places difficult to access.
  • Cross the main roads as traffic is fast and there are no pedestrian crossings.

Night Life

The city is crowded and bustling with life in the busy evenings. Each street has lots of vibrant energy with a number of bars and restaurants catering to tourists. With a cosmopolitan vibe, the locals indulge in music and the food options are unlimited. The nightlife in clubs usually starts after 11  p.m and is very crowded during the weekends or on special occasions like national holidays or during Christmas. The clubs are mainly located in the central part of the city and taxis can be used for commuting. Google about the nightlife and you are bombarded with several websites linking you to some unique and out of this world concept pubs and bars. The people in Moscow love their drinks stiff and slightly on the sour side so it's better to ask for ingredients before you go exploring new drinks. Pub hopping is a weekly custom and the locals get dressed in their best and wind down to hard rock music and food.

Must See

  • Visit Maiden Convent and do yourself a spiritual favour, bathe in the beauty of its architectural design and revive your soul.
  • Gain insight into the history and culture of the city by visiting the historical museum.
  • The VDNKH- All Russian Exhibition Centre.
  • The Paranormal TV Tower. Famed for visions of an old woman, the tower attracts hundreds of paranormal investigators and tourists.
  • Gorky Park and Sparrow Hill. Want to take a small adventure? The Gorky park and adjacent sparrow hill are some of the best places in Moscow to experience nature close hand. Go adventure seeking or hunt around on your own in this beautiful spectacle of nature.

Experiences

  • Take in a rooftop view of  Moscow from Central Children's World
  • Visit Moscow Oceanarium to discover more than 300 species of water animals in one place.
  • Enjoy the rides and themes at Trampoline and Sky Town parks
  • Take a private boat cruise tour to see Moscow via the Moskva River

Activities

Soho Beach, 24 kms from city centre
Beach
1-й км Новорижского шоссе, Krasnogorsk, Moskovskaya oblast', Russia, 125212
Volen, 96 kms from city centre
Ski
Bol'shaya Bronnaya Ulitsa, 23, стр 1, Moskva, Russia, 123104
Freestyle Extreme Park, 28 kms from city centre
Ski
Ulitsa Ugreshskaya, 19, Dzerzhinsky, Moskovskaya oblast', Russia, 140090
Sokolniki Park, 12 kms from city centre
Safari
Ulitsa Sokol'nicheskiy Val, 1, стр. 1, Moskva, Russia, 107113
BRIstyle, 58 kms from city centre
Safari
микрорайон "КАТЮШКИ",, 141730, Ulitsa Katyushki, 56, Lobnya, Moscow Oblast, Russia, 141732
Entrance to ski, 32 kms from city centre
Ski
55°42'26. 37°17'30., ulitsa 4-ya, 5"N, Gorki-2, Russia
CityGolf, 6.7 kms from city centre
Golf
Bersenevskiy Pereulok, 5 стр. 2, Moskva, Russia, 119072
National Park 15 kms from city centre
Safari
Poperechny Prosek, 1G, Moscow 107014, Russia
Nude Beach Serebryanyi Bor Nudist, 14 kms from city centre
Beach
Moscow, Russia, 123103
Crystal, 9.7 kms from city centre
Casino
Marcsistskaya str. 38
SnezhKom Ski Centre, 74 kms from city centre
Ski
Krasnogorskiy Bul'var, 4, Krasnogorsk, Moskovskaya oblast', Russia, 143400

Shopping

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  • With the bustling art community, there are always hidden treasures of artworks to purchase.
  • Samovar or a distant relative of the electric teapot, its a beautiful metal curved pot meant to keep water hot for a longer time.
  • Vintage looking jewellery, the designs and stones are unique to Moscow and make for a great gift.
  • Palekh and Fedoskino Laquer Boxes, great for storing letters and jewellery.
  • Red and salmon Caviar for those who are used to the unique taste.
  • Zhostovo trays. colourful and more a piece of artwork rather than a piece of cutlery.
  • Being one of the biggest exporters of honey it's only logical to pick up as many bottles to take back home.
  • Matryoshka or Russian nested dolls that fit perfectly inside one another in beautiful colours and designs representing Russian boys and girls is a perfect addition to any room's decor.
  • Orenburg shawls dating back to the era of Tolstoy and Dostoevsky are thin and beautifully flowy net shawls, the ultimate accessory for your closet.
  • "Krasnaya Moskva" a fragrance unique to Russia great for the ladies is a perfect gift to take back home.
  • Moscow is famous for its fur coats and beautiful fur scarves.

Official Language

Russian, English

Other Language

English

Spoken Language

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Currency

Russian Ruble (RUB)

Population

12 (Millions)

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Weather

Overcast Clouds 14.5°C

TimeZone

21:41 PM (GMT +03:00)

 

Ambulance

103

 

Police

102

 

Electric socket

Type C
Type C ( 220 V 50 Hz)
Type F
Type F ( 220 V 50 Hz)

Airport Name / IATA Code

Sheremetyevo - MOW

Airport Name / IATA Code

Domodedovo - MOW

Best time to visit

June, July, August, September and October.It is the onset of the summer season, the days are warmer and sightseeing can be enjoyed in good weather with longer hours.

Moderate time to visit

April and May.It is the spring season, the days start getting warm. The peak tourist season is yet to start, so a budget friendly hotels and deals can be bagged.

Worst time to visit

November, December, January, February and March.The temperatures are almost close to freezing and it mostly snows and rains during these months.

Taxi

Start Tariff: RUB 100.00

1 Km. Tariff: RUB 12.00

1 Hour Waiting Tariff: RUB 540.00

Available service

Monthly Average Temperature & Rainfall

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