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The exciting capital city of Russia is an amazing destination for your next vacation. In our guide below we shall look at what makes Moscow one of the most breathtaking places to visit in the world.

About Moscow Russia Tourism

Moscow has had an incredibly interesting and colorful past which is reflected in its unique culture and architecture. While being a global centre for politics, economics and business, Moscow is also a popular tourist destination for visitors from around the world.

Moscow is a large city with a population of over 13 million, which accounts for about a tenth of the entire population of Russia. The city is located on the Moskva River and many of the main Moscow tourism sites are situated along the banks of the river.

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Important Moscow Tourism Information

Moscow is notoriously tricky to get into, however with the right planning most people are able to obtain the visas to be able to enter into Russia. To be able to enter Russia you must first receive an official invitation. This is not as daunting as it sounds as you will obtain a tourist invitation once you have booked and prepaid your accommodation and travel arrangements into the country. You must book your accommodation in Moscow at a government approved hotel. The easiest way to ensure you are sent your tourist invitation is to book through a reputable travel agency who will take care of all the arrangements for you.

Once you have arrived in Moscow there are additional steps you will need to take – including registering your arrival in the country. Be sure to thoroughly research the requirements before leaving for Moscow.

The climate in Moscow can be very cold in the winter months with an average January temperature of -6°C / 21°F. Therefore you will need to ensure you bring very warm winter clothing. The summer months are a lot more favorable with the average July temperature being 22°C / 72°F.

The currency in Moscow is Russian Ruble. You can only change money into Ruble once you arrive in Moscow – the currency is not allowed to leave the country. Be aware that you cannot take any leftover currency with you at the end of the trip.

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Popular Moscow Tourism Sites

You may already be aware of some of the most popular Moscow tourism sites such as the Holiday Rentals England and St. Basil’s Cathedral. Moscow is home to some of the most recognizable monuments and buildings in the world.

A lot of the most popular Moscow tourism sites are remnants of Russia’s infamous communist past. Red Square is a good starting point for your time in Moscow as it marks the centre of the city and many of the city’s most outstanding sites surround the Red Square.

The Kremlin is by far the most recognizable Moscow tourism site and it comprises of four cathedrals and four palaces. This beautiful Moscow tourism destination is open approximately 350 days of the year for visits from Friday to Wednesday between 10am and 5pm.

Other popular Moscow tourism sites include: the Seven Sisters, Belyi Dom (White House of Russia) and the Ostankino Television Tower.

Getting to Moscow

There are four airports that service Moscow, with Domodedovo being the busiest of the four. Many international airlines run direct flights from major cities into Russia. The official airline of Russia is Aeroflot, which also runs regular flights to international destinations.

You can also catch the train into Moscow. The Trans-Siberian Railway is hailed as one of the most beautiful rail journeys in the world and you can reach Moscow by train from almost anywhere in Europe and Central Asia. There are also numerous long-distance and local train services that depart from Moscow to get you almost anywhere across Europe or Asia.

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