The Passport blog
On the 400th anniversary of the Romanovs, Russia’s dynasty of tsars, explore the often grave and sometimes amusing history of Moscow’s fortified city centre.
Explore the marble floors and mosaics of the city’s Metro stations, buy a matryoshka doll souvenir and visit the beautiful Red Square and its iconic centerpiece, St Basil’s Cathedral.
Hunt for the perfect souvenir and soak up the scene while shopping for local wares.
Go behind the scenes at Star City and meet Colonel Sergey Volkov, a cosmonaut who has spent more than a year of his life in space.
A trip to Star City, the formerly closed-off cosmonaut training centre on the outskirts of Moscow, is a journey through the past, present and future of space exploration.
In a city where anything is possible, we meet an artist who spent 20 years underground and get an exclusive peak behind the scenes of the Bolshoi ballet.