The famous Bolshoi Theater in Moscow

The famous Bolshoi Theater in Moscow

The Bolshoi Theater in Moscow is one of the most important institutions of this kind in the world. The company of Bolshoi Teatr, which can be translated as Grand Theater, was founded on the 28th of March 1776 by Prince Peter Urusov and Michael Maddox, an English entrepreneur. The construction of the building started in 1824 in the Theater Square on the site of the former Petrovka Theater destroyed by fire in 1805 and by the French army in 1812. The plans of the buildings were made by Joseph ... [ read more ]

The Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow

The Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow

The Tretyakov Gallery is one of the largest museums in Moscow, and attracts thousands of tourists annually. It houses some of the greatest masterpieces of Russian history before the revolution and has the most interesting collection of Russian icons in the world, dating from the 17th century until the 18th century. The Tretyakov Gallery is a public art gallery that has grown in number from a small collection of a few paintings to an impressive collection of 150,000 exhibits, including pai... [ read more ]

The famous Pushkin Museum in Moscow

The famous Pushkin Museum in Moscow

The Pushkin Museum in Moscow is immeasurably rich. In Russia only the worldwide famous Hermitage Museum of Sankt Petersburg has a larger collection. Pushkin has nothing to do with the museum. His name was given to the museum in 1937, at the 100th anniversary of the death of the poet. The construction of the Pushkin Museum began in 1898, and it was inaugurated in 1912 being named after Tzar Alexander III.   The collection of the museum consisted of private donations an... [ read more ]

The spectacular Cathedral of Saint Basil in Moscow

The spectacular Cathedral of Saint Basil in Moscow

The Saint Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow with its multicolored domes located at the edge of the Red Square is the most famous image of Russia. It has an impressive design and it was made to the order of Ivan the Terrible to commemorate the victory of his the military campaign against the Tartar Mongols in Kazan in 1552. The cathedral was built between 1555 and 1561. According to the legends Ivan was so overwhelmed by the beauty of the cathedral that he ordered the architect Yakovlev Postni... [ read more ]

The tourist attractions of the Red Square in Moscow

The tourist attractions of the Red Square in Moscow

The Red Square in Moscow is the most famous square of the city and separates the Russian presidency office from the commercial area. It is considered to be the center of Russia and of Moscow and the main streets of the city start at the Red Square. It is probably one of the most visited tourist attractions in Russia. It is also known as the Square of Cathedrals. There are many important buildings on this famous square and we would like to present the most important tourist attractions ... [ read more ]

Tourist attractions in Moscow

Tourist attractions in Moscow

Moscow is a sensational city full of history with beautiful and smiling people contrary to what you probably heard before. The architectural styles in Moscow are impressive giving its visitors a feeling of a pleasant contradiction especially when you are visiting the Mausoleum of Lenin located near to the historical churches of Moscow. The Red Square is one of the most important places in the city, but we would like to present you some other famous tourist attractions in Moscow. &nb... [ read more ]

Introduction to the famous Russian cuisine

Introduction to the famous Russian cuisine

French cuisine is considered to be the finest and most delicate, but Russian cuisine very complex and the food is really tasty. The flavor of the Russian cuisine does not owe only to the diversity of the ingredients, but also to the traditional hospitality kept over the ages, that offer guests everything that is better. Russian cuisine has always enjoyed what nature gave it: caviar, fish, chicken, mushrooms and honey.   The sturgeon was always on the Russian table. From ... [ read more ]

The art collection of the Hermitage Museum

The art collection of the Hermitage Museum

The Hermitage Museum in one of the most famous museums in the world and one of the most important tourist attraction in Sankt Petersburg. The museum was founded by Catherine the Great in the second half of the 18th century when she bought 200 paintings from an art dealer and it was located in the Winter palace. The collection was growing quickly and occupied other palaces in Sankt Petersburg as well. Today the permanent art collection of the Hermitage Museum includes approximately 3 milli... [ read more ]