admin on December 4th, 2012

Who’s told you that there was nothing in the Soviet Union? There was design! Designer cars, guitars, retro TV, radio sets and other dreams of every Soviet child of 1950-80 are exhibited in Manezh. Besides, it is not just a way to come back to the Soviet childhood – in the exhibition you can also find interesting issues of industrial and graphic design of that time. So, there is something for anyone – don’t miss this event! You have time till the 20th of January!

 

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admin on November 28th, 2012

Did you know that The Kremlin on the Red Square is not the only one Moscow Kremlin? The Kremlin in Izmailovo looking like a fairy-tail castle is a place where you can feel the atmosphere of the past and not only to see how people lived, but to try yourself to be a blacksmith, a potter or to take part in creating typical Russian artworks and goods, to taste typical Russian food or just visit a museum of Russian Vodka.

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admin on November 27th, 2012

This egg is a Moscow mansion. It is trimmed in classical style and consists of five-rooms. Its basis is made by a metalframework. Walls are constructed of a brick, a roof – from copper. Windows leave wherever one wishes. The house is equipped with an underground parking and multilevel system of safety.

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admin on November 26th, 2012

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Christmas Fair opens its doors in Moscow. Look for it by the name “Christmas village” at the Exhibition Centre!

50 lodges from a carved tree will be build in which it will be possible to find mittens, gingerbreads, candles from natural wax, Christmas tree decorations and many other things. And, certainly – there will be many sweets!

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In the “Christmas village” will pass master classes for those who likes to give the gifts made by their hands. Under the direction of experts it will be possible to learn to do delightful things: to make Christmas tree decorations, to decorate a New Year’s table and to paint ginger little men.

Instead of an ice rink will work a roller-skating rink!

Entrance on a skating rink is free!

 

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admin on June 23rd, 2011

Die Moskauer Metro genießt zu Recht den Ruf der schönsten U-Bahn der Welt. Architektur, Skulptur, Stuckarbeit und Mosaik wirken harmonisch zusammen und ergänzen einander: es entsteht dabei ein harmonisches Gesamtkunstwerk. Das Ausmaß des weltbekannten “Palastes für das Volk” ist grandios. Für den Aufbau und die Gestaltung der Stationen wurden nur die besten Architekten, Maler und Ingenieure herangezogen. Und der Eintritt in den unterirdischen Palast (die Fahrkarte) kostet nur 28 Rubel, etwa 70 Cent.

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Wertvollste Materialien wurden zum Ausbau der Stationen benutz. Zur Verkleidung wurden ca. 100 Marmorsorten und Edelsteine aus allen Ecken der Welt verwendet: Granit, Gabbro, Diorit, Marmor aus verschiedenen Vorkommen Russlands, Italiens, Armeniens und vielen anderen Ländern. Viele Stationen sind mit Wandtafeln aus Florentiner Mosaik geschmückt.

Diese Technik stammt aus der Zeit der italienischen Renaissance, wurde nach Russland importiert und erlebte hier ihre Blütezeit Dank der Vielfalt von Edel- und Halbedelsteinen, für die Russland berühmt ist. Bei dem Florentiner Mosaik wird nicht gefärbtes Glas verwendet, sondern es wird mit Natursteinen gearbeitet. Aber auch Mosaiktafeln aus Smalte, wie z. B. bei den Stationen Majakowskaja und Komsomolskaja, besitzen einen großen Kunstwert.

Vor einigen Monaten hatten wir die Idee, eine Internetseite über die schönsten Stationen der Moskauer Metro zu entwerfen. Die Idee ist jetzt realisiert und die Internetseite www.metro-in-moscow.com ist online. Für den Touristen ist sie eine wichtige Orientierungshilfe und Informationsquelle beim Besuch der Moskauer Metro.

Mithilfe des U-Bahnplanes erreichen Sie leicht die von uns für diese Internetseite ausgewählten Stationen, von denen vier auf der Ringlinie liegen. Nur die Station Majakowskaja und Dostojewskaja liegen etwas abseits von der Ringlinie, aber es lohnt sich, sie zu besichtigen. Das Projekt für die Majakowskaja Station gewann 1938 den Hauptpreis der internationalen Ausstellung in New York, und im Jahr 2010 eröffnete Station Dostojewskaja ist in ihrer Ausführung traditionell und trotzdem sehr modern.

Wir wünschen Ihnen einen angenehmen Aufenthalt in Moskau.

 

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Irina Nikolaeva, Übersetzerin aus Moskau

 

 

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admin on June 19th, 2011

There are a lot of places in Moscow were you can imagine the architecture of old Moscow and feel the history of Russia. If you would like to travel to Moscow and see not only beautiful places, but lose yourself in the history of the Russian capital, Moscow Greeter would like to propose you the following hiking trail in Moscow city:

Walking down the streets, as long as we follow the Moscow map, we can see the history of Moscow deeper than earlier, it can help you better understand and love this enigmatic city. Here we go…

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historical information

Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, USSR history.

Union of Soviet Socialist Republics “USSR”, in Russian it sounds like Soyuz Sovetskikh Sotsialisticheskikh Respublik. It was created in 1922 and finished its existence in 1991. The Soviet Union was the first state to be based on Marxist socialism. From 1922 to 1989 the Communist party controlled government, and the party’s politburo effectively ruled the country. The general secretary was thesupreme leader of the whole country.

Russia, officially the Russian Soviet Federal Socialist Republic “RSFSR”, was only one of 15 the constituent republics, but the terms “Russia”, the “USSR”, and the “Soviet Union” were often usedinterchangeably. From 1940 to 1991 the USSR was divided into 15 union republics-Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belorussia, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kirghizia, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldavia, Russia, Tadzhikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan-joined in a federal union.

We start our Moscow tour not far from the center of Moscow, by Presnya street, near Barrikadnaya. The first Moscow store for the proletariat.

In 1927-1929 Vesniny brothers on Red Presne 48/2 p. 2 built the Presnensky MOSTORG later renamed Krasnopresnensky department store. The Moscow store opened on November, 7th, 1927.

Completely glazed facade of a building became a bright expression of the availability of Moscow shops for the proletariat which was not supposed in similar shops before revolution. Besides, this construction became an example of economical building of the western type based on use of an accurately calculated concrete frame. The combination of thin steel and a glass cover with the continuous planes of the walls showed the skill of this group of authors. In 2002 -Benetton company bought this building.

 

 

 

Then we go toward the Barricadnaya street, near Moscow Zoo and 4 km from center of Moscow city.

Next point on our map is Moscow Planetarium, opened-05.11.1929 and built for presenting educational and entertaining shows about astronomy and the night sky. For decades, Soviet schoolchildren went to the Moscow Planetarium for watching stars. The space-age cupola of the moscow’s “Planetarium”, embodied the Utopian dreams of glorious beautiful country’s future.

 


In Soviet times Moscow Planetarium was the largest and oldest planetariums in Russia. A dominant feature of the Moscow planetarium is the large dome-shaped projection screen onto which scenes of stars and planets can be made to appear and move realistically to show the heaven’s map.

Unfortunately, The Planetarium was closed to the public half a century after Yury Gagarin’s pioneering space flight, following almost two decades of emergency repairs, in the troubled times following the 1991 (collapse of the Soviet Union).

 

 

For tourists all over the world Moscow can offer expensive or cheap apartments, suited to different tastes. There is a very large choice of Moscow apartments, where you can stay, but now we can talk about MOSCOW Hotel, (Hotel Moskva ) , placed on the Historical center of Moscow, Okhotny Ryad, which is very close to the Kremlin walls.

In the middle of the twentieth years of the XIX century Russia suffered of civil war, but definitely at this time a decision to build the largest hotel in the center of country was decided . The place of project was chosen near Kremlin -on the Ohotnyj Ryad street. MOSCOW hotel is the most central of the Moscow hotels, it is placed in a one hundred meters from the “Zero-Kilometer of the Russian Roads”. A lot of more important attractions and sights of Moscow you can see from the windows of the hotel, such as Golden domes of ancient cathedrals of the Kremlin, the temple of the Christ-Savior, and Bolshoy and Maly Theatres.

The first MOSCOW Hotel (Hotel Moskva) was constructed from 1932 until 1938 and opened in 1935 at 20th of December and it was from the first days the pride of Moscow city due to its magnificent architecture, beautiful halls. The MOSCOW Hotel designed by Aleksei Viktorovich Shchusev, it is one of Moscow’s great hotels and was detailed a lot with works of art and mosaics by some of better artists of the Soviet Union.
In MOSCOW Hotel (Hotel Moskva) lived a lot of world-famous people, for example Alexey Stahanov and Valery Chkalov, Demyan Bedny and Ilya Erenburg, George Zhukov and Konstantin Rokossovsky, Lyudmila Tselikovskaya, Michael Zharov and Arcady Rajkin, Frederik Jolio-Kiuri and Pablo Nerudo, Jury Gagarin, Boris Yeltsin and a lot of others.
Russia and especially Moscow changes every year, but despite of the huge changes, the MOSCOW hotel (Hotel Moskva) still occupies an important place in system of a hotels of the capital.

The old hotel was destroyed in 2004 for a modern reproduction. The new hotel has underground parking and other features not necessary in the 1930s. The vestibule of the hotel has an entrance to the Metro’s Okhotny Ryad station.


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