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Kolomenskoe imageKolomenskoe

A short ride from the city centre will take you to Kolomenskoe Museum-Reserve, where you can get an idea of what Medieval Moscow looked like. Here you’ll find the oldest garden in Moscow and a favourite estate of Tsar Alexey Mikhailovich, father of Peter the Great. The Church of the Ascension was built in 1532 on the imperial estate of Kolomenskoye to celebrate the birth of the prince who was to become Tsar Ivan IV ('the Terrible'). One of the earliest examples of a traditional wooden tent-roofed church on a stone and brick substructure, it had a great influence on the development of Russian ecclesiastical architecture and is now one of Russia's few UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES.

The Tretyakov State Art Gallery imageThe Tretyakov State Art Gallery

Enjoy a visit to another must-see, the Tretyakov State Art Gallery to explore the collection of Russian art masterpieces. The second rivaling the size and significance is the Russian museum in St Petersburg . There is no better place to enjoy the Russian art from 9th century till the present days!

Moscow Cosmonautics museum imageMoscow Cosmonautics museum

Take a guided tour to the Moscow museum of Cosmonautirs. Soviet government initiated founding of the Museum of Cosmonautics at the foot of the Monument to the Conquerors of Space to commemorate nation’s achievements in space exploration. The Museum of Cosmonautics opens its doors to public on April 10th, 1981, marking 20th Anniversary of the first manned space flight.

Museum exposition gives a retrospect on how Soviet space science evolved starting from first man-made satellites subsequently followed by the first manned space flight, first space walks, Moon exploration programs, Solar system exploration programs and international space research programs.

Winter fun at VDNKh imageWinter fun at VDNKh

End a day at VDNKh with its world's largest open air skating rink (rent is available on site). A great place to spend evening outdoors! VDNKh exhibition center is a huge open air space full of of Soviet legacy and a perfect example of so-called Stalin's architecture. Today, it is a place not to be missed when you are in Moscow.

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