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Arkhangelskoye is a historical estate located around 20 km west of Moscow. The estate is built in the Classical style, with the most notable building of the palace (1780s) faced to Moscow river and regular terraced park of the 18th century, decorated with many statues & notable buildings. The estate is famous for its exquisite collection of fine art including paintings, sculptures, furniture, ceramics and interior. Nowadays Arkhangelskoye is a popular place for tourists and important cultural events, such as Classical, Jazz and Lounge music festivals.
A lot is written about secret bunker of Hitler but it turns out that in Moscow also exists the secret bunker of soviet leader Josef Stalin. It was built on Stalin’s order in the 30s of XX century and was used by him as an emergency command centre during the years of the World War II. A 17 km secret passage was constructed to connect it with the Kremlin. At the present moment the bunker is a museum complex where you will find some personal belongings of Stalin and items connected with the war events.
“Bunker-42 on Taganka” (The Cold War Museum) is one of Moscow’s most unusual visitor attractions. It is a unique museum complex situated at 65 meters underground in the very heart of Moscow. “Bunker-42 on Taganka” was built in 1956 and completely equipped with all the required in case of nuclear attack. Its floor area covers more than 7000 m2. Large underground spaces & unusual architecture gives a chance to feel an atmosphere of the time when the legendary Bunker was one of the most safe war objects of the former USSR.
Kolomenskoye is a former royal estate situated several miles south-east of the city center of Moscow. It has a very long history, which dates back to 1339. The earliest existing structure is the exceptional Ascension church (1532), built in white stone to commemorate the birth of the future Ivan the Terrible. It is a masterpiece of the Russian architecture. Recognizing its outstanding value for humanity, UNESCO decided to inscribe the church on the World Heritage List in 1994. Nowadays Kolomenskoe is an open-air museum of history and architecture. Various musical performances and festivals are arranged here for the visitors.
The Kremlin, an outstanding monument of Russian history and culture, covers an area of 28 hectares. It is the oldest historical and architectural centre of Moscow, dating back to the year 1147. The Kremlin is famous for the Armoury and the Palace of Facets, one of the oldest civil edifices in Moscow. In 1918 the Soviet Government moved to Moscow from Petrograd and the Kremlin became its permanent seat. In 1937 ruby-red stars were mounted on the five tallest towers. Nowadays the complex serves as the official residence of the President of Russia.
Kuskovo is an extensive estate of the Counts Sheremetev, one of the few 18th-century suburban residences preserved in the Russian capital. The earliest surviving structure is the Saviour church, built in 1737-39 in the Baroque style and formerly decorated with marble statues. The Kuskovo palace was constructed in 1769-65 in the Neo-Classical style. Nowadays the museum stock counts some 34,000 items, including a huge collection of Western porcelain from different countries, collected by several generations of the Sheremetevs. In 1919 the palace was nationalized, and it was declared the State Museum of Ceramics twenty years later.
The museum was founded February 8, 1914 at the headquarters of separate corps of border guards in St. Petersburg. On 20 December 1932 the museum recreated in Moscow. He has been collecting and exhibiting relics of the border guards, revealing the main stages of its development and performance management. The museum is unique not only in their work and exposure, but also the fact that he is the only one in the country. The exhibition and the museum is about 70 thousand units.
The Memorial Museum of Astronautics (also known as the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics or Memorial Museum of Space Exploration) is a museum dedicated to space exploration. It is located within the base of the Monument to the Conquerors of Space. The museum contains a wide variety of space-related exhibits and models which explore the history of flight, astronomy, space exploration and space technology. The museum collection holds approximately 85,000 different items. The museum was open on April 10, 1981 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the day Yuri Gagarin became the first human to orbit the Earth in space.
The Novodevichy Convent is one of the city’s most beautiful groups of buildings, full of history and treasures. It was founded in 1524 by Tsar Vasily III (1479-1533). The convent is famous for the Assumption Church built in 1685. The adjacent Novodevichy Cemetery is Moscow’s most prestigious resting place after the Kremlin wall, with many famous tombs. It contains the tombs of Khrushchev, Chekhov, Gogol, Mayakovsky, Stanislavsky, Prokofiev, Eisenstein, Gromyko and many other Russian and Soviet notables.
The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts has one of the most representative collections in Russia of foreign art dated from ancient times to modern days. The exposition of the Museum includes today a vast collection of tinted plaster casts of famous ancient, medieval and Renaissance sculptures and a collection of original works of foreign artists, sculptors and graphics together with objects of decorative arts. Also the museum is famous for its Impressionist and Postimpressionist paintings.
Sergiev Posad is the town situated 70 km north of Moscow. It is famous for the Trinity St. Sergius Monastery built in the 1340s. It is one of the oldest around Moscow and played a major role in its history. The ensemble of the Trinity Monastery is of exceptional value. Here some of the finest examples of early Russian architecture and painting have been preserved. The most important among them is the Troitsky Cathedral built in 1422-23. The paintings of the iconostasis and murals are the work of Andrey Rublev.
St. Basil’s Cathedral rises like a fairy tale at the south end of Red Square. It is a unique cluster of colors and shapes, the ultimate symbol of Russia. St. Basil's Cathedral was constructed in the 16th century to celebrate Ivan the Terrible‘s taking of the Tatar stronghold of Kazan in 1552. It is easily the most famous sight on Red Square. Not particularly large, it consists of nine chapels built on a single foundation.
The Tretyakov Gallery on Krymsky Val contains "Twentieth Century Art" exhibition and covers the history of art from the turn of the century and pre avant-garde trends to avant-garde and Socialist Realism. In May 2000 this was followed by the final section which displayed Russian art from the middle of the 1950s to the late 1990s. Nowadays the gallery has on display an entire overview of Russian art from the previous century.
The Tretyakov Gallery on Lavrushinsky Lane was founded as a city museum in 1892. Its founder, Pavel Tretyakov, a Moscow merchant, began collecting the finest works of Russian artists in 1856. Thirty-six years later, in 1892, when he had acquired 1200 paintings and several hundred sculptures and works of graphic art, he presented the whole collection to the city of Moscow. Today the Tratyakov Gallery is the country’s treasure-house of fine arts, and its collection reflects the whole history of Russian and Soviet art.
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