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Inside the Kremlin walls

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.
Read more… 10 May 2013


Remnants of Russia’s past

Twenty years after the fall of the Soviet Union, its epic history lives on in the buildings and monuments of Moscow, inspiring both awe and nostalgia.
Read more… 24 November 2011


The legacy of the Soviet Union

Trace Moscow’s Soviet past along Lenin’s footsteps.
24 November 2011


Visiting the bookends of Russia's history

Moscow and St Petersburg encompass the best elements of Russia's turbulent past and glittering present.
Read more… 11 May 2011


The tsar slept here

St Petersburg’s Grand Hotel Europe and Moscow’s Radisson Royal survived, thrived and reinvented themselves in the likeness of modern Russia.
Read more… 10 May 2011


Journeying back in Russian history

In the towns along the Golden Ring bells ring out from towering belfries, robed holy men scurry through church doors and historic tales recall mysterious, magical times.
Read more… 09 May 2011


Moscow's Red Square

The vast, rectangular stretch of cobblestones, surrounded by architectural marvels, is jaw-dropping gorgeous.
Read more… 03 August 2010


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