Moscow, on the Moskva River in western Russia, is Russia’s cosmopolitan capital. Majestic churches, impressive historic fortresses and palatial buildings, this fascinating city with its emblematic architecture reflects the turbulent history that has defined Russia throughout the centuries.
In its historic core is the Kremlin, a complex that’s home to the president and tsarist treasures in the Armoury. Outside its walls is Red Square, Russia's symbolic center. It's home to Lenin’s Mausoleum, the State Historical Museum's comprehensive collection and St. Basil’s Cathedral, known for its colorful, onion-shaped domes. Whether you fancy watching a classic Russian ballet at the Bolshoi Theatre, perusing the fine arts at the Pushkin Museum or marvelling at the sheer size of the monuments to the Soviet state's achievements at the All-Russia Exhibition Centre, Moscow is a megacity with a distinct character, rich history, and a multitude of possibilities.