Moscow Guide

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Open Road Publishing, May 1, 1997 - Travel - 504 pages
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A tour in and around the famous Russian capital, led by two savvy former residents
-- Includes information on excursions just outside Moscow, including the homes of Tolstoy, Tchaikovsky, and Pasternak; the Trinity Monastery of St. Sergius; St. Petersburg; and the Winter Palace

Few other imperial cities in the world conjure up as many images: the onion domes of the Kremlin and Red Square, the old churches and monasteries, the world-renowned Bolshoy Theater. Today's Moscow is a rapidly changing city, a thriving center for both business and tourism. This guide shows the old and new from the insiders' perspective.

Here are several fascinating walking tours through the city, with signage translated to English from the Russian Cyrillic alphabet. From Pushkin's apartment to the Church of the Ascension, from the Kremlin Museums to the Tretyakov Art Gallery, from St. Basil's Cathedral to the peaceful Alexander's Gardens, the authors point out hundreds of must-see sights and activities inside Moscow's famous rings and boulevards. Equally helpful, they give sound advice on inexpensive ways to get around the large and sometimes confusing city.

More than 100 restaurants are reviewed and recommended (including which to avoid), along with theaters, nightclubs, concerts, opera, and other cultural activities that include a number of options for children. Travel-planning chapters with information on health and medical facilities, and background on Russian culture, people, and history round out this thorough, expert look at modern-day Moscow.

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
11
The Russian Language
17
PLANNING YOUR TRIP
41
Customs Immigration
47
Tours Interpreters
54
ARRIVALS DEPARTURES
60
7 GETTING AROUND MOSCOW
70
By Metro
76
Inside the Boulevard Ring Road
152
Outside the Garden Ring Road
166
WHERE TO EAT
188
Between the Boulevard Garden Ring Roads
213
Outside the Garden Ring Road
230
SEEIN6 THE SIGHT
259
Sights Between the Boulevard Garden Ring Roads
307
Notable Sights Outside the Garden Ring Road
326

BASK INFORMATION
82
Driving
89
Holidays Notable Days
99
Prostitution
106
Time
115
The Circus Animal Theaters
121
Parks Gardens
123
What to Eat What Not to Eat
136
CULTURE 151
353
Cinema
375
NICHTLIFE ENTERTAINMENT 188
389
SPORTS ft RECREATION
407
Where to Find Certain Items
434
EXCURSIONS DAY TRIPS
450
Kuskovo Estate Museum
464
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About the author (1997)

Yves Gerem, no stranger to the Lone Star State, is the author of A Marmac Guide to Dallas (pb), published by Pelican.

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