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Discover ancient Moscow through Red Square. The landscape of St. Basil’s Cathedral, the Historical Museum and the Kremlin’s spires are known to many from our television screens, but up close they are almost preposterously beautiful with a scale that you do not expect. The Kremlin requires a day of exploration; the Armory Museum showcasing Fabergé and Imperial artwork; the Diamond Fund with the show-stopping Orlov diamond and the extensive grounds and three cathedrals.
Fast forward to the 20th century and a good way of understanding Cold War history is to visit the outstanding Museum of Cosmonautics and the fascinating Cold War Bunker and see the Russian viewpoint on the space and arms race.
Lovers of art will not want to miss the impressionist collection at the Pushkin Museum, or a visit to the now renowned Garage Museum of Contemporary Art that has placed Moscow firmly in the 21St century.
The Grand Cafe Dr. Zhivago is owned by one of the most successful restaurateurs of Moscow, Alexander Rapport. This fashionable and all-Russian restaurant has some of the best Russian food in Moscow, with ingredients all sourced from local suppliers. All the favorite Russian dishes are represented here and the dumplings (pelmeny) are excellent. The striking interior features Russian Avant- Garde murals, with a distinctive red and white theme. Advance reservations are essential.
A visit to Moscow is never complete without a visit to GUM in Red Square. Once famous for lines, it is now famous for high end brands. Gastronom No 1 is a fabulous food store that sells the best Russian produce. An interesting (and delicious) gift is Russian chocolate. There is a huge selection here, and with distinctive packaging and design your gift will be a talking point. One of the most famous brands is Red October.