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Rarely is there a time when a particular destination strikes me and makes me sit up and take notice. A subtle blend of the past meeting the present, while viewing a manner that reflects both the excitement and suspense of what awaits you around every day.

My last trip took me to Moscow, and although I did unconsciously relive the negative feelings that everyone in the U.S. felt in the back country in the late 70's and 80 (I am old enough to remember, but young enough to be of any sense of it) was elated by the opportunity to explore and enjoy the culture - both people and the country as a whole.

Moscow, the capital and largest city in the Russian Federation, is a city in which one comes face to face with all that is great and frustration in Russia. The generous people of the city are as evident as the extreme tension of a city to reach an agreement with the aplomb of the UN for social change. Moreover, in Moscow than in any other country in a 6.592 million miles square can feel the crash of the Soviet past and future of capitalism.

My first encounter with Russia was the Metro - yes, the Metro. I often enjoy public transport because it is a great way to really look at society as a whole, there is a pure state. I was on my way to Red Square, and I have a very small taste of what it would be just by taking this means of transport. Not only are the clean subway stations, being in Boston can certainly appreciate that, but elegant designs lavish use of marble, mosaics and sculptures at every stop. I asked another traveler who has been in Moscow a few times, and filled me with these stations were built during Stalin's rule, and where to show the best of Russian architecture. The metro stations in Moscow and Mayakovskaya Station, Novokusnetskaya station, the station and Kropotkinskaya Novoslobodskaya station are a necessity and are almost entirely clear of tourists.

Red Square is a large 400 by 150 meters and it really does epitomize everything that was once Moscow. Founded in the 15th century under the reign of Ivan III, Plaza de la Trinidad, as it was originally called later became 'Krasnaya Ploschad. "Krasnaya" The word which originally meant beautiful in old Russia became red in more modern times. Some common assumptions are that the 'Red' in Red Square refers to Communism bloodshed.

In its four sides are the Kremlin, GUM Department Store (which is becoming more like a Macy), State Historical Museum and the Cathedral of St. Basil, which is in the place where the Cathedral of the Trinity - which gives its name the square once then went down. Here also is the tomb of Lenin here, a shiny granite mausoleum revered founder of socialism. A quick side note, however, when Lenin's tomb is opened, most of Red Square is blocked.

Over the years, Red Square has served as Moscow's equivalent to Rome Forum - a meeting place for people, Muscovites call for the celebration of religious festivals, public meetings or addresses of the czars, "and even see executions - several political dissidents were publicly murdered here by Ivan the Terrible and Peter the Great.

I do not want to miss the opportunity to visit the mausoleum of Lenin. It is unusual in having the opportunity to see such an influential historical figure in the flesh - of course, some cynics say that the embalmed body is actually a piece of wax.

If there is an architectural symbol of Russia, and there are many, should be the Cathedral of St. Basil. The vaults, domes, arches, towers and steeples inspire everyone who sees it. A superb blend of Eastern and Western architecture, "The Cathedral of St. Basil the Blessed" is the most recognizable structure in Russia.

Occupying the entire east side of Red Square is where you can do most if not all their purchases. More like a palace and the shopping center, GUM (pronounced Goom) is the largest in Russia. I'm not much of a buyer, but on entering the complex, which are affected with its tastefully decorated interior. A source at a central location, while three parallel galleries invite you to explore some design shops - and the glass ceiling is also an attention grabber.

The State Historical Museum was next. Built in the 19th century, with its red brick walls and ornate cornices, the State Historical Museum is a great addition to the Red Square in Moscow. All kinds of treasures are waiting for the browser as possible. That was back through the history of Russia, with artifacts dating from the beginning Neanderthal. You can also see a ship of 5,000 years old forever - and of course there are plenty of glitz and glamor of 19th century royals and aristocracy Ruski. The whole experience takes about 1-2 hours here, but if you want to learn Russian from scratch through it the Russian revolution, it sure is worth it - and if you're hungry, a restaurant in Red Square is here where you can eat like a czar!

I saved one of the most anticipated stops on my journey to the end, the opportunity to visit the headquarters of the Russian government, the Kremlin. Being Russia's biggest tourist attraction is no lie, this place was filled with others who wanted to put one foot in the interior, where some of the most infamous leaders once held court. Ivan the Great, Ivan the Terrible, Stalin, Gorbachuev influence all out here - and threw their marks in history within these walls.

Starting back in 1150, the Kremlin began at a much smaller scale than at present. As Moscow grew in wealth and power, so then the changes. Ivan the Great was responsible for more ambitious changes were brought Italian architects to build new walls and cathedral series - including the Cathedral of the Assumption during the period 1475-1516. Architectural styles are a timeline between the ages 15 and 20.

A trip to Moscow was something that was truly one of those once in a lifetime experiences talking to their friends. Although, with the emergence of some great airfare deals that once in a lifetime opp



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