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Moscow is the major political, economic, cultural, and scientific center of Russia and Eastern Europe, as well as the largest city (both by population and by area) on the European continent. It is famous for its architecture. The Moscow Kremlin and Red Square as well as other places in the city are listed among the World Heritage Sites. It is considered the center of Russian culture.

Sights and Attractions

The Red Square

Red Square is a city square in Moscow. It is often considered to be the central square of Moscow.

GUM

The State Department Store is Russia's most famous shopping mall.

Kremlin

The Moscow Kremlin is a fortified complex in the center of Moscow It is the best known of the kremlins (Russian citadels) and includes five palaces, four cathedrals, and the enclosing Kremlin Wall with Kremlin towers.

The Bolshoi Theater

The Bolshoi Theatre is a historic theatre in Moscow, which holds ballet and opera performances. Tickets can be bought online on the theater website.

The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts

The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts is the largest museum of European art in Moscow.

The Tretyakov Gallery

The State Tretyakov Gallery is an art gallery in Moscow, the largest depository of Russian fine art in the world.

Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Depending on the line you choose, the bus will take you to 15-19 of the city's best attractions.

St. Petersburg

Saint Petersburg, Russia's second-largest city after Moscow situated on the Neva River, at the head of the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic Sea, founded by Tsar Peter the Great in 1703, is within an hour’s flight or a 4 hours’ trip by train from Moscow. After the conference, you can go there, return to Moscow and fly back home. Many airlines also offer comparable fares when Moscow and St. Petersburg are combined in one ticket as the point of destination and point of departure. accordingly.

Mobile communication and WiFi in Moscow

The city has its own free Wi-Fi system. Today, Wi-Fi networks can be accessed on metro trains, buses, trams and trolleybuses. You will have Wi-Fi in most hotels, cafes, restaurants and museums.

You can buy a sim card of a local mobile communication operator in the airport or in the city to use your mobile telephone for local calls and internet navigation at a low price. Some of the major operators are MTS, Beeline and Megafon.

Currency

The official Russian currency is Russian ruble. Please check the website of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation for current rates. 

To exchange your currency at a fair rate, you can withdraw rubles from bank ATMs located in the airports, banks, supermarkets, etc., and use exchange offices in banks in Moscow. You will see a lot of branch offices and ATMs of Sberbank, Alfa-Bank, Raiffeisen Bank, and other banks.

Where to eat in Moscow

There are a lot of restaurants, fast-food cafes, supermarkets in Moscow. Most places are open until 24:00. A cup of coffee and a cake may cost 500 rubles (about USD 8 or EUR 7), the price of a restaurant dinner will depend on what you order.

Public transport

Using metro in Moscow is easy. It is well organized and has a wide network.

You can buy a Troika card and deposit some cash on it. In this case 36 rubles (about EUR 0.50 or USD 0.55) will be debited for each ride. The stations are announced in English and Russian.

If you need to travel by taxi, we recommend you to install a mobile application on your phone in advance and to use services offered by the reliable companies Uber, Gett, Yandex, to get reasonable prices. A trip across the city with such a taxi service will cost about 1,000 – 1,500 rubles maximum (about USD 15 or EUR 20), 500 rubles on average for shorter distances. Taxis offered by drivers in the streets may be several times higher.

Speaking English to Russians

Russians are very friendly and are always ready to help foreign visitors. Most young people will speak some English. Google translate is very helpful when you have difficulties in explaining what you need and understanding what is being said to you.

We hope you will enjoy your time in Russia!