Published on April 16, 2015 by

Moscow is situated in western Russia, close to the country’s border with the Ukraine, Belarus and Estonia. Lying on the Moskva River, it is the country’s capital and its largest and richest city.

Moscow holds a special place in the world’s imagination.

Opulent, spectacular and grandiose, Moscow has been at the epicentre of some of history’s most pivotal moments. It echoes with stories of triumph, tragedy and innovation. Stories of legendary tsars and literary greats…..,political revolutions and the international space race that changed the world forever.

Today Moscow continues to fascinate. Thoroughly modern and with a European air, it has a population of more than 11 million people, the world’s highest concentration of billionaires and an attitude befitting one of the world’s great cities.

Learn about the space race and the epic contest between the world’s super powers at the Memorial Museum of Cosmonauts. Immerse yourself in one of Moscow’s proudest stories – that of Yuri Gagarin -who shocked the rest of the world and became a national hero when he became the first ever man in space.

Visit the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts to see to some classic works by Russian and European masters.

Watch a performance at the Bolshoi, one of the oldest and most renowned theatres in the world.

As your time in this city draws to a close you’ll come to realise Moscow is one of the worlds great stories. From epic, sweeping sagas that changed the world to smaller tales of loss, luck and happiness.

But there is always room for more.