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Top Reasons to Go to Moscow
Red Square at Night: The heart of Russia is transformed at night by the glowing red stars atop the Kremlin towers and the lit-up fairy-tale onion domes of St. Basil's Cathedral.
Chekhov to Tchaikovsky: Tapping into the thriving arts scene in Moscow is easy; choosing from among your many options is the hard part. Be it a play at the Moscow Art Theater, opera or ballet at the Bolshoi Theatre, or classical music at the Conservatory, you won't leave Moscow without a bit of culture.
Hidden City: If you can conquer your fear of getting lost, wandering through the intricate side streets can be a rewarding experience. You may accidentally bump into architectural wonders, like the Melnikov House, hidden away on Krivoarbatsky pereulok, or find a quiet square or pond such as Patriarch's Pond.
Eating Well: Whether sharing drinks and zakuski (appetizers) with friends, grabbing a blini on the run, or sitting down to a warming bowl of borscht and pelmeni (meat dumplings), dining in Moscow is a truly unique experience.
Church Choirs: Although you can often hear a choir sing in the three cathedrals of the Kremlin, don't let that stop you from visiting the dozens of churches in the city center, such as the Church of the Resurrection on Bryusov pereulok, which can be an oasis of serenity in the bustling city.
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