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One of four international airports serving Moscow, Sheremetyevo Alexander S. Pushkin International Airport (SVO) is the largest and busiest airport in Russia by the area of the airport complex, passengers and cargo transportation. The airport is situated in Moscow Oblast in the city of Khimki, 29 km away from central Moscow.
 

Also known as Sheremetyevo International Airport, it was originally built as a military base and was converted to a civilian hub in 1959. The airport features six terminals, and transit to and from the airport is by bus, taxi, car hire or Aeroexpress trains.

Quick facts about Moscow

Car rent

from $ 18.00 per day

Hotel booking

from $ 7.93 per night

Currency

RUB
Russian Ruble
Reference average prices in Moscow

🌭 Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant

$ 9.52

🍕Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course

$ 39.66

🍺 Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught)

$ 2.38

🚌 One-way Ticket (Local Transport)

$ 0.83

🏠 Apartment rent per month (1 bedroom in City Centre)

$ 635

Best time to visit Moscow

The best time to explore the city
from May to June
Prices
Hotels from $7.93
Temperature
Moscow is coldest in January at an average temperature of -8°C and hottest in July when temperatures average 19°C and the most daily sunshine is at 9 hrs. The average annual temperature in Moscow is 4.9 °C.
Precipitation
The average annual rainfall for Moscow is 679 mm, with the wettest month being June with up to 100mm of rain.

The weather

The best time to visit Moscow is from May to June when the weather is best for outdoor activities and there aren’t too many crowds.

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Situated in western Russia on the Moskva River, Moscow is the cosmopolitan capital and most populated city of the nation.

 A key cultural, economic, scientific and political centre for Russia and Eastern Europe, Moscow is the largest city in all of Europe.  This global and iconic city has the Kremlin, home to tsarist treasures and the president at its core, and other significant landmarks such as the Red Square, St. Basil’s cathedral and more within the city.

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Things to do in Moscow

Also known as Krasnya ploshad, the Red Square is the most famous landmark of the city and of Russia. Situated between the Kremlin and Kitai-gorod, a historic merchant quarter, this is one of the must sees in Moscow and its festive atmosphere attracts crowds on an almost daily basis. 

Visitors to the square get a good view of the twelfth-century fortress that is the Kremlin, alongside the Patriarch's Palace, the Ivan the Great Bell Tower, lavish cathedrals and the Armoury to the Diamond Fund Exhibition.

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Red Square

Also known as Krasnya ploshad, the Red Square is the most famous landmark of the city and of Russia. Situated between the Kremlin and Kitai-gorod, a historic merchant quarter, this is one of the must sees in Moscow and its festive atmosphere attracts crowds on an almost daily basis. 

 

Visitors to the square get a good view of the twelfth-century fortress that is the Kremlin, alongside the Patriarch's Palace, the Ivan the Great Bell Tower, lavish cathedrals and the Armoury to the Diamond Fund Exhibition.

 

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Lenin’s Mausoleum

While you might have to queue up to see the body of Vladimir Lenin, the leader of the communist movement, it is usually worth visiting Lenin’s Mausoleum situated in the Red Square. This iconic location also known as Lenin’s Tomb, became the Soviet leader’s resting place shortly after his death in 1924 and his well-preserved body has been on display to the public ever since then. A visit to the tomb is free, however picture taking is not allowed.

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Zaryadye Park

Spread over an area of 78 000 m2, Zaryadye is a newly developed landscape urban park situated in close proximity to the Red Square. The park features a variety of climatic zones which include steppe, tundra, forest and floodplains, which mirror the different climatic zones of Russia.  The park also offers several attractions like an Ice Cave, 4D experiences, a floating bridge and delicious local food from different regions of the country. 

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Moscow River Cruise

Experience touring the city from another perspective with a cruise along the Moscow River. It is an enjoyable experience whether in the daytime or at sunset. There are less touristic crowds along the river, plus for some extra charge you could take a cruise on a boat that features a restaurant for some food and wine while you take in the sight of all the famous landmarks and the light summer breeze.

Moscow Cuisine

Russian cuisine is filled with a variety of flavours and there are so many traditional dishes for a visitor to try. This delicious cuisine has been influenced over the years by the country’s connection with Asia, Europe and the Middle East. 

 

Some popular dishes you would come across include Shchi, which is a cabbage soup that often contains carrots, onions, potatoes, meat or chicken as well as fresh or fermented cabbage. The recipe dates all the way back to the 9th century. 

 

There is also Pelmeni which is a national dish of pastry dumplings filled with minced meat. They could be served in a soup broth or topped with sour cream and butter.  Another delight are Russian style kebabs called shashlik. Shashlik is similar to any other type of kebab and consists of veggies and cubed meat grilled on skewers. While trying out these dishes, you could also get a taste of the famous Russian vodka. 

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