0 Likes

Center of Moscow
Moscow

Center of Moscow at night time - the White House, building of Russian Governement, the Ukraine Hotel on the opposite side of Moskva river, Gazprom neon lights on the top of the buildings and the skyscrappers of Moscow City, some of whitch still stays under construction.

Copyright: Vladimir georgievskiy
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 6320x3160
Uploaded: 19/04/2009
Updated: 02/10/2014
Views:

...


Tags: moscow; moskva; night; river; capital; city; white house
comments powered by Disqus

Andrey Golubev
Taras Shevchenko embankment - Moscow
Андрей Ильин
Russky March (Russian March)
Artem Ryazanov
Ukrajna Hotel
Сергей Киселев/Sergey Kiselev
Новоарбатский мост/Novoarbatsky bridge
Andrey Golubev
Courtyard of "Ukraine" hotel - Moscow
Andrey Golubev
Taras Schevchenko embankment - Moscow
Artem Ryazanov
Moscow, view of the Government House from the Hump Bridge
Andrey Golubev
Taras Schevchenko embankment - Moscow
Andrey Golubev
Golden fountain - Ukrainian Boulevard, Moscow
Furman Artjem
Office in World Trade Center Moscow
Андрей Ильин
A sculpture composition devoted to Sherlock Holmes and Dr.Watson
Andrey Golubev
Bridge - Ukrainian Boulevard, Moscow
Federico Infanti
Lago di Barcis - dintorni
Anton Eryomin & Paul Bouryanov
Airport. AN-2 aircraft cockpit. Barnaul, Russia. August, 2009.
Stefan Zander
Millenium Bridge Sunset
T. Emrich
Arena / Amphitheatre
Jedsada Puangsaichai
Borgund Stave Church, Borgund, Laerdal, Norway
T. Emrich
In the center of the Arena
johnchoy ( 蔡旭威 )
Tung Chung 360 restaurant
Ruediger Kottmann
Castle Ruin Helfenstein at Sunset
Esther Dam
Mawakabo
Manuel Schaefer
Lagos Oshodi Market
Igor Marx
Berlinerallee 4
Dmitriy Krasko
Museum, mausoleum of Habib Bourguiba
Vladimir Georgievskiy
Garden of Winter Palace, Petersburg
Vladimir Georgievskiy
Konstantinovsky Palace, Strelna, Petersburg
Vladimir Georgievskiy
Krasnodar
Vladimir Georgievskiy
Restaurant Pavlin-Mavlin, main hall
Vladimir Georgievskiy
Athens-Temple-of-Olympian-Zeus
Vladimir Georgievskiy
Apartment-for-Just-Married-Briz-Hotel-Sochi-Russia
Vladimir Georgievskiy
Sochi marina
Vladimir Georgievskiy
Interior of Konstantinovkiy Palace, St Petersburg
Vladimir Georgievskiy
Restaurant Pavlin-Mavlin, Caravan hall
Vladimir Georgievskiy
Restaurant Pavlin-Mavlin, ground hall
Vladimir Georgievskiy
Port of Heraklion
Vladimir Georgievskiy
Neva-river-Peterburg
More About Moscow

Overview and HistoryMoscow takes its name from the Moskva river, where Slavic settlements began around 500AD. They adopted Christianity from the Byzantine Empire in 988 A.D., and it would last as the national religion for a thousand years.By the 15th cent. Moscow had become the capitol of the Russian state under the Grand Duchy of Moscow, which had been busily assimilating smaller feudal territories while battling the Golden Horde of Mongols. The city was raided and burnt down by the Tatar-Mongols at least three times.Consolidation of many smaller territories under Moscow's power set the stage for Ivan III to adopt the title of "Ruler of all of Russia." His son Ivan IV, or "Ivan the Terrible", become the first crowned Tsar of Russia.The succession of Tsars lasted from Ivan IV until Peter the Great, who proclaimed the Russian Empire in 1721, with St. Petersburg for its capitol.The Russian Empire survived the "Times of Troubles" which saw chaos, invasion and several uprisings of the people. Napolean Bonaparte came within 25 miles of capturing Moscow during his disastrous invasion of 1812, but was turned back after thousands of his starving troops were ambushed and killed by peasant guerilla fighters.By the beginning of the 20th Century, Moscow was capitol, this time of the largest country in the world.The Industrial Revolution came later to Russia than to Western Europe, partly due to Russia's institute of serfdom which kept peasants bound to the land. Soon enough however, the emergence of the Socialist political movement was loudly advocating total revolution, and by 1917 the Soviet Union replaced the Tsar and his autocratic rule. This began the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), which lasted until 1991.After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Moscow continues to be the capital of Russia, or the Russian Federation as it is now known. It is still the largest single country in the world. People and CultureMoscow is in the grips of a western renovation, with consumerism and ostentatious displays of wealth parading everywhere. As of 2008 it is the city with the most expensive cost of living in the world, home of the most billionaires, as well as being the largest city in Europe. Getting ThereMoscow is laid out in five major sections in concentric pattern, with the Kremlin smack in the middle. The Kremlin is the administrative seat of power, and its name means "fortress." Its walls delineate the 15th century boundaries of the city. TransportationYou can find information about getting to and from the airports here . Click here for some great tips about the fantastic metro system Here is some more useful overview stuff about the metro, trams, trolleys etc. Things to doThere are many galleries and museums in moscow but here are two favorites:First is Modern Art Museum . and second is Winzavod - it means wine factoryIn addition to these, you can visit the Museum of Geology, Museum of Aviation and Astronautics, Museum of History of Moscow.For art lovers, try the State Tretiyakovskaya Gallerry - with a huge collection of Russian art and icons - one of the most famous russian museum after the State Hermitage in St.Petersburg.There's also a beautiful Zoo, comparing to others in russia.. As for restaurants and clubs there's nice cafe just near the red squre - F.A.Q. Cafe - if you can read russian.There's an old good club 'Propaganda' - it's almost 10 years but still one of the best places to go out every night! Others which are not bad are:  Ikra Solyanka Fabrique RecommendationsWhat to look for in general: Red Square, the Kremlin, the Lenin Mausoleum, the Cathedral of St. Basil, and Bely Gorod which is a shopping district.One more beautiful old place to see in Moscow is - Novodevichiy monastery (was built in 1524 and Ivan IV became a czar there).A good place to visit for outdoor activities is also Vorob'evi Gori (hills) - it's kind of recreation zone on the moskva river with a park and Moscow state university's main huge soviet building on the top.Another thing you can do is go for a walk down Old Arbat, a pedestrian street with ethnic flavour of Soviet times and buildings from the time of the Russian Empire.Text by Steve Smith.