Photogallery: Russia: Moscow - Cradle of the Nation
Russia: Moscow - Cradle of the Nation
heading (paragraph): Cities
No. of pictures: 44 pictures
The administrative, policial, economic, cultural and educational capital of the Russian Federation is Moscow. Its area and population make it the largest city of Europe. It is a cradle of monumental architecture and very rich history. Ther are many ladmarks, memorials, parks, and technical sgihts that the whole world dmires. Go with us to this city at least for a while, go with us to the heart of Russia.
Text: Oskár Mažgút
Photo: Peter Barna
A person who visited the metropolis placed on Moscow-river will confirm that most populous capital of Russia reminds improvised box of bricks in hands of megaloman, without big sence for an order, but with enormous ability for improvisation, had constructed a home for more than 10 million of inhabitants.
This Russian proverb accurately describes what the Kremlin means for the Russians. Perhaps no other building in Moscow has such historical significance as the Kremlin has. Now the seat of the Russian President has been the site of the Grand Duchy since the 12th century, followed by the Russian Tsars.
Moscoq, the capital city of Russia, Moscow, lies in the European part of the country. People from the easternmost part of the country have to fly eight hours to see their capital. It takes two hours from Prague to get there. And what can you actually see in the heart of this huge, crowded and vibrant place?
Visiting theLenin mausoleum in Moscow is a special experience. What is it like, seeing a person who has so significantly entered the world history? What is it like to see a person who is embalmed? And is Lenin's body in the mausoleum real?
If the French kings have Versailles, we, the Russians, we will have our Versailles. Perhaps this thought passed through the head of the Russian Tsar Peter I the Great. In 1715 he started building a gorgeous complex of palaces and gardens with fountains, which today come to admire tens of thousands of visitors from around the world. Where should you go to get to the Russian Versailles? The town of Petergof is just a few dozen kilometers from St. Petersburg.
Today we move northwards, to the Yaroslavl Oblast in the Russian Federation. We visit an ancient town that today is one of the most important tourist centers in Russia and also is part of the so called Russian Golden Circle.
Birth, golden age and fall of the boyar republic.
When I hear Vladivostok I think of something monumental, distant, decayed in a Soviet way and, at the same time, impressive. Something I naturally want to explore. What is interesting about Vladivostok, the terminal of the Trans-Siberian railway? We will try to answer this question now.
During the journey through the farthest coasts of Europe, we visited the northernmost point of Norway, as well as some major ports and cities. In this tradition we will still continue, but the aim of today's journey will be located more on east. The Russian port of Murmansk, won´t fascinate you by beauty malls, but certainly there is something remarkable in what you should explore.
South Siberian town of Omsk will be next stop during our Trans-Siberian journey. This town is known as a gate to Siberia, and we shall have a look at way of life in one of the greatest Russian metropolis.
One of the world’s most important, a gate for Asian trade to Naples of the Orient or a city on the end of the world? What the Asian Vladivostok looked like and how was life there?