Language: English

Pages: 128


Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Moscow in Kindle format will lead you straight to the very best Moscow has to offer. Whether you're looking for things not to miss at the Top 10 sights or want to find the top place to eat, this guide is the perfect companion, taking the best of the printed guidebook and adding new eBook-only features. Rely on dozens of Top 10 lists--from the Top 10 museums to the Top 10 events and festivals. There's even a list of the Top 10 ways to avoid the crowds.

The guide is divided by area, each with its own photo gallery and clear maps pinpointing the top sights. You also can view each location in Google Maps if reading on an Internet-enabled device. Plan each day with our itineraries and see the sights in individual areas. You'll find the insider knowledge you need to explore every corner with DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Moscow, now with a sleek new eBook design.

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Kamenny Most, beside the Kremlin. 6. Student Discounts Holders of international student cards are entitled to a 50 per cent discount at all state museums and galleries. Those with student cards issued in Russia pay even less. Students can also benefit from discounts on train fares, pubic transport passes, and concert and theatre tickets. 7. Churches Although Stalin destroyed an estimated 400 of Moscow’s historic churches, plenty remain scattered throughout the city and they are all free to

number. To phone a landline number from a foreign mobile, dial 7 before dialling the number. 8. Mobile Phones Mobile phones with roaming will function normally in Russia, but making and receiving calls is very expensive. Check prices with your phone provider before your departure and consider buying a Russian SIM card to use for the duration of your stay. 9. Internet Access Moscow is well-equipped for anyone with a laptop, as almost every hotel, bar and café has a Wi-Fi connection. Most are

as have Indian, Chinese, Vietnamese, Turkish and Lebanese, to a lesser extent. Traditional Russian dishes are as ubiquitous as ever. 10. Smoking The Russian parliament has passed a legislation which bans smoking in public places – an unpopular move, as an estimated 40 per cent of Russian adults are smokers. In the meantime, some restaurants offer separate seating areas for non-smokers. Chapter contents PHRASE BOOK Guidelines for Pronunciation The cyrillic alphabet aА а alimony bБ б bed vВ

and the nine creative muses. It was painted in 1856 and has since been restored. View photo 8. New Stage The New Stage, adjacent to the original, was built in a record-breaking six months to host performances while the main theatre was being renovated. View photo 9. Historic Premieres Among the major premieres staged at the Bolshoi were Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake (1877), Rachmaninoff’s Aleko (1893) and Glinka’s Ruslan and Ludmila (1846). 10. Historic Events In 1918 Lenin subdued opposition

dating from the 12th century, including icons in silvergilt frames and ancient bibles and manuscripts with ornate bindings. 8. Main Facade Between 1902 and 1904 the Russian artist Viktor Vasnetsov joined the buildings with a single façade, returning the museum to its original form. View photo 9. New Tretyakov The New Tretyakov Gallery showcases a stunning range of paintings, sculptures and graphic art. These together comprise what is today the world’s best collection of Soviet art. The

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