Red Square, once the site of executions and military parades, sits smack in the middle of Moscow, bounded on one side by the Kremlin walls and Lenin's tomb and on the other by GUM, the country's largest department store.
Moscow's most famous historical and political landmark, the Kremlin is a walled-in complex of cathedrals, palaces and government offices, with several buildings open to the public, including the Armoury, Patriarch's Palace and the State Kremlin Palace.
The Orlov Diamond, a gift to Catherine the Great from Count Orlov, her lover, is only one of the many diamonds and jewels on display in this incredible collection at the Kremlin.
The State Tretyakov Gallery is the national treasury of Russian fine art and contains more than 150,000 works of painting, sculpture and graphics created by generations of Russian artists.
The cathedral, originally bult in the 19th century in commemoration of the Russian army's victory over Napoleon, was destroyed on Stalin's personal order. The cathedral was rebuilt in the 1990s.
Located near the Moscow River, this peaceful retreat from the bustling city includes a spectacular 16th-century convent and a cemetery where many of the country's most famous writers, poets, politicians and public figures are buried.
Writer Maxim Gorky's residence from 1931 to 1936, this remarkable home is a stunning example of art nouveau architecture, highlighted by a twisting marble staircase, stained glass roof and flowery mosaic and stucco decorations.
New building of the Tretyakov Gallery at 10 Krymsky Val houses a unique museum exhibition of modern Russian art features works by Chagall, Kandinsky, Malevich and other 20th-century artists. In the same building there is the Central House of Artists, and around there is a Sculpture Park.
This popular gathering place draws adults and children alike to its recreational offerings, which include a giant Ferris wheel, roller coaster, open-air theater, food stands, fairground, rock club and skating pond.
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