The Novodevichy Monastery in Moscow

The Novodevichy Monastery in Moscow

The Novodevichy Monastery in Moscow is an outstanding example of a very well preserved monastic complex, which represents the Baroque Moscovite style of the characteristic architecture of the late 17th century. The monastery and its annexes are surrounded by walls, and the walls are themselves surrounded by a huge park. In this park is a lake, whose view is important to the overall perception of the monastery. The Novodevichy Monastery in Moscow was founded by Grand Duke Vasili III in ... [ read more ]

The Seven Sisters in Moscow

The Seven Sisters in Moscow

Anyone visiting the capital of Russia should definitely make a trip to the Seven Sisters in Moscow. The building is a proof of the Russian architectural perfection. All these seven structures were built to the orders of Joseph Stalin after the Second World War. The Seven Sisters consists of the Radisson Royal Hotel, the Kotelnicheskaya Embankment apartments, the Kudrinskaya Square Building, the Hilton Moscow Leningradskaya Hotel, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the main building of the M... [ 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 ]