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The most important place of interest and the most impressive building of historical importance in the "Heroic City" is without a doubt the Kremlin, which, according to many travel reports, is amongst other things the residence of the Russian President. Another of the most popular places of interest in our city tip is Red Square, which also contains the Lenin Mausoleum. Other sights mentioned in the travel reports are the red St. Basil's Cathedral with its bulbous towers and the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. According to recent travel reports, the Gorky Park pf Culture and Leisure is the most popular out of about one hundred parks in Moscow. It is located in the centre of the city, by the banks of the Moskva River. Here, as well as countless famous places of interest, there are also a boat station, bars, restaurants, cafés and, in the winter, skating rinks for ice skating.

Embassy Official Website:http://www.russia.org.cn/eng/2938/

Embassy/Consulate:

  • Embassy of the Russian Federation

Add.:100600 No. 4, Dong Zhi Men Bei Zhong Jie

Tel:(010) 65321267

Fax:(010) 65324853

District:Beijing, Chongqing, Gansu, Guizhou, Hebei, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Inner Mongolia, Ningxia, Qinghai, Shandong, Shanxi, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Tianjin, Tibet, Xinjiang

  • Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Shenyang

Add.:110003 31 South Shisanwei Road, Heping District, Shenyang

Tel:(024) 23223927

Fax:(024) 23223907

District:Liaoning, Jilin, Heilongjiang

  • Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Shanghai

Add.:200080 20 Huangpu Rd., Shanghai

Tel:(021) 63248383,(021) 6324 2682

Fax:(021) 63069982

District:Shanghai, Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Anhui

  • Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Hongkong

Add.:Suite 2106-2123, Sun Hung Kai Centre, 30 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong

Tel:(+852) 28777188, (+852) 28775024

Fax:(+852) 28777166

District:Hong Kong, Macau

  • Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Guangzhou

Add.:510623 26/A, Development Centre, No 3,Linjiang Dadao, Zhujiang New

City, Guangzhou

Tel:(020) 85185001,(020) 85185002,(020) 85185003

Fax:(020) 85185099,(020) 85185088

District:Guangdong, Hainan, Fujian, Yunnan, Jiangxi, Guangxi

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The period from May to September is the best time for travel, during which, it is pleasantly cool. So it is suitable for you to spend the summer holidays here. Especially in July and August which is the best period, the temperature is always between 20-30℃, and is comparatively suitable to go on a tour. It is the peak travel season of Russia.

If you want to keep away from the peak travel season, the period from May to June or from September to October is also a good travel season. It is not suitable to have a travel in Russia during the end of February and the early April, because the winter snow gradually melts and the road is comparatively muddy during the early spring period. The cold and dry winter is also not suitable for travel in Russia, during which, it features short day and long night, but the Russia in winter also has its unique charm. Walking at the street of Russia at -20℃, you will be embraced with snow-covered landscape, which is rare at ordinary times.

Wearing tips: the summer is warm and comfortable, you may wear unroped garment. The winter is cold, you need to wear the warm thick cotton-padded clothes. It is rainy, so it is suggested to take an umbrella with you.

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Moskau exklusiv

Consumerism not communism: The capital of the bygone Soviet Union is now one of the most expensive cities on earth, where the moneyed upper classes gather in exclusive bars, clubs and department stores - and at their own millionaire fairs.

1.GUM luxury mall

Introduction:Moscow's most up-market shopping mall is also the largest in the country. It first opened in Tsarist Russia, was closed in the wake of the October Revolution of 1917, but later reopened with a secret department where the Soviet élite could purchase much-coveted Western commodities that were otherwise all but unobtainable anywhere in the country. Today, shoppers will find around 200 luxury stores at GUM, some of them incredibly high-priced, and some less exclusive ones on the third level, too.

Information:GUM: Krasnaya Ploshchad 3 (Red Square), Tel.: +7-495/788 43 43,www.gum.ru/en/. Opening times: 10am-10pm.

2. Yelisseyevsky

Introduction:The magnificent art nouveau interior of the spacious sales area alone exudes luxury and opulence. Yelisseyevsky is an old established delicatessen that sells the finest specialty foods in Moscow (as well as more everyday, albeit often overpriced foods). This gourmet temple first opened in 1901, was quickly nationalized in the wake of the Bolshevik coup - and has today been restored to its former glory.

Information:Yelisseyevsky: Tverskaya uliza 14, Tel.: +7-495/650 46 43

3.Millionaire Fair

Introduction:Racing cars and racehorses, up-market villas and exquisite watches, jewels, yachts and jets. Cheap bargains are hardly on the cards at the Millionaire Fair in Moscow. But there's no shortage of buyers; after all, Moscow is home to tens of thousands of millionaires and dozens of billionaires, in terms of US dollars. Luckily, there's no need to be a millionaire to take a peek at the exclusive goods on show at the fair because 30 euros will gain anyone admission.

4. Winzavod

Introduction:In contrast to the Millionaire Fair, looking costs nothing at Winzavod, the former winery! The industrial buildings around Kursk Station are rapidly becoming a first-rate art center, and those in the know are already likening it to New York's Chelsea district. Winzavod does also offer visitors the opportunity to spend lavishly, though, since it has already attracted some of Russia's biggest gallery names, including Aidan, M&J Guelman and XL.

Information:Winzavod: 4th Syromyatnichesky pereulok 1, Building 6, +7-495/917 46 46. Opening times: daily 11am-9pm, galleries daily except Mon, roughly 12 noon through 8pm.

5. Bolshoi Theater

Introduction:Yet another exclusive - and at the same time relatively affordable - experience can be had at the legendary Bolshoi Theater. Ballet tickets cost roughly as much as they do in western European and North America, the theater and opera tickets here are actually cheaper. The theater is currently undergoing renovation (and probably at least through 2011) so that performances take place on the Novaya Scena (new stage) in an adjoining building.

Information:Bolshoi Theater: Teatralnaya Ploshchad 1, +7-495/250 73 17, www.bolshoi.ru/en/.

6. City Space Bar & Lounge

Introduction:Even if this bar on the 34th floor of Swissôtel Krasnye Holmy is allegedly one of the best in the world, cocktails and long drinks soon fade into the background given the breathtaking panoramic view of magnificent Moscow spread out at your feet as you sip. A stylish way to end a luxurious day!

Information:City Space Bar & Lounge in Swissôtel Krasnye Holmy: Kosmodamianskaya nab. 52, Tel.: +7-495/221 53 57,www.swissotel.com(Swissôtel website). Opening times: daily 5pm-3am.

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Cabs

Cabs are all yellow. When the overhead light of the cab is on, it means it is ready to provide service. There are also some private cars providing a cheaper service, you can bargain with them. Registered cabs all have a symbol of a "T" sealed in a circle, and a taximeter. Comparatively the cabs are a little pricy, while it is always expected to bargain with private car drivers face to face. Reservation number of cabs are: 9270000 or 4579005.

Buses

The bus fare is RUB 15 if you buy the ticket at the station and RUB 25 if you buy it from the diver. Please remember to buy a ticket in the bus, otherwise you will be imposed with a fine of RUB 100. Automatic ticket check is provided in some buses. So you should get on from the front door, near which there is a ticket print machine.

Subway traffic

Moscow Railway was formally open for service formally on May 15, 1935, which has a loop line and 8 radial lines. With at least three levels, it could be rated as the world's top one in terms of construction scale and interior decoration, enjoying the good reputation of the "underground art palace". With many commuter stations, it is of complex structure, which is nearly accessible to various scenic spots. The exit and entrance marks are "M". You can exit from the subway along the mark of BbIXOД B ГOPOД(vykhod v gorod). In case of transfer, the ПEPEXOД(perekhod) mark is the intersection and you may walk along the finger direction in the blue background.
Ticket price: RUB17/time; RUB75/5 times; RUB150/10 times; RUB250/20 times; RUB520/60 times; RUB 550/month(unlimited times).
Many stations with very excellent design are arranged in the brown loop; the red No.1 Line passes through many famous scenic spots.
The operating time is from 6:00 a.m. to 1:00 of the next day

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Russians enjoy bread, milk, potatoes, beef, pork and vegetables as the main food. Rye bread, caviar, butter, yogurt, sour cucumber, salted fish and ham are also popular foods. Breakfast is usually ham or cheese sandwiches with tea, coffee or milk. Russians generally eat fish and meat together, with a garnish.

Caviar

Caviar can be described as Russian boutique food. It is made from eggs, although strictly speaking, only the product made from sturgeon roe can be called caviar. It is available in gourmet shops. In many big hotel banquets, caviar will be placed in delicate crystal glass containers, with an attractive crystal clear appearance.

Recommended restaurant:Zolotoy Sazan

Address:Simferopolskoe Hwy, 41 Km, Moscow 142134, Russia.

Black bread

Black bread is highly nutritious, easy to digest, very good for the stomach, and especially suitable to eat with fish, meat and other meat dishes. This is because the yeast to ferment the black bread contains a variety of vitamins and enzymes. Black bread is Russians' main course on the table. It tastes a little sour and salty.

Butter chicken roll

This is a meatloaf is made out of a mixture of frozen butter and chicken. When it is heated, the butter melts slowly and infiltrates into the various parts of the chicken meatloaf. Authentic butter chicken rolls must control the amount of flour in its outer layer, thus baking is considered.

Recommended restaurant:Cafe Pushkin

Address:Tverskoy Blvd, 26А, Moscow, Russia.


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