Alexander Garden and Okhotny Ryad

Alexander Garden and Okhotny Ryad

One of the first public park in Moscow is the Alexander Garden. From the western Kremlin wall all the way to Moscow Manege and Kremlin, an entire distance of 865 meters. Moscow Manege is an oblong building, a very large indoor riding academy thus its name Manege Square. You can find it adjacent to the Red Square. In the Lomonosov in northwest, the Alexander Garden is of three parts, the Upper Garden, Middle Garden and the Lower Garden. Though the French troops had destroyed the garden, Ts... [ read more ]

Advice on the Russian Rubles

Advice on the Russian Rubles

100 kopeek makes one Russian rouble, that makes 35 Rubles to 1 Euro if you are to exchange it, or about 30 roubles to 1 US dollar. It might sound strange to you but it is not legal to use the Euros or US dollars when you are in Russia, so you have to get your money change in any case. As it makes the foreign currencies usage like 'under table' money since it will not be declared for paying at a cafe, or any service providers. Initial Expenses in Cash Bring some cash with you for paying the... [ read more ]

Tracing the Russian History

Tracing the Russian History

The biggest city of Russia is also the capital with lots of cultural life and full of historical facts. This we are speaking about Moscow which has a great role during those days while forming of the Russian Kingdom in the 15th century. Izmailovo which is located at 12 Gorodok Imeni Baumana has been the family estate of the aristocratic Izmailovs and later the Romanovs boyars since the 16th century. It was Tsar Alexei and his son Peter the Great's favourite retreat. During the youth days of Pe... [ read more ]