Moscow is full of surprises and even one year is not enough to get to know all its treasures. And there are many perspectives from which to see the city. For instance, if you want to delve (literally) deeper into the history of the Moscow metro visit the stations constructed recently, such as Rimsakya, which means ‘Rome’ in Russian. There you will see statues of the Eternal City’s legendary founders Romulus and Remus. Natalia Leonova organises excursions around the mystic metro, showing visitors all the attractions including a statue of a Russian border guard dog, which she believes resembles Cerberus, the guard of Hades and king of the underworld.
Such unusual excursions have became really popular in Moscow recently. Aleksis Chernorechensky organises free tours combined with visits to theatre performances.
Maybe one day he and his customers will climb the roof of the famous skyscraper that featured in our story.
Incidently, that skyscraper is an apartment building. It has appeared in a very famous Soviet-era movie, “Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears,” directed by Vladimir Menshov. Now everyone in Russia knows this particular skyscraper better than the others vying to dominating the capital’s skyline.
If you’re visiting this landmark you might get lucky and meet one of its famous inhabitants. I remember when I first came to Moscow as a student I met a movie star there!
Alas, during the filming of our story we weren’t so fortunate – we didn’t run into one celebrity: However, on the upside, we did get to meet a Moscow that I had never seen before, even though I spent more than 15 years in this wonderful, magical city.
- 1Life’s a beach in Batumi, Georgia’s top Black Sea resort
- 2DJ Black Coffee brings unique house blend to summer festivals
- 3Postcards from Kazakhstan: Astana’s emblematic tree of life
- 4Marvel Studios’ ‘Ant-Man’ hits the big screen this summer
- 5Dina El Wedidi: an Egyptian star born from the Arab Spring
- 1euronews live TV - News | euronews : the latest international news as video on demand
- 2Spain’s first case of diphtheria in 30 years: parents of six-year-old ‘oppose vaccines’
- 3Greek debt crisis is “absolute supremacy of capital over humans”
- 4[Live updates] NGO flotilla bids to break Israeli blockade of Gaza
- 5[LIVE UPDATES] Greek debt deadline looms
- 6[LIVE UPDATES] France: man decapitated, several wounded in chemical plant attack
- 7Israel prepares to repel boarders as ‘Freedom Flotilla 3’ tries to run Gaza blockade
- 8Greek debt summit – Live updates
- 9Large Hadron Collider ready to embark on an unprecedented voyage of discovery
- 10Istanbul Gay pride quashed by riot police, rubber bullets and water cannon
- 11‘Distractingly sexy’ scientists hit back in lab chemistry polemic
- 12Romania, Hungary and Bulgaria focus of EU cash fraud probes
- 13NewsWires : euronews : the latest international news as video on demand
- 14Summit up in Brussels as Greek proposals give food for thought and rumours fly
- 15Interpol issues ‘red notice’ for accused ex-FIFA bosses
- 16Battle of Waterloo, live-tweeting 200 years on
- 17Greek PM faces day of crucial bailout talks in Brussels
- 18Citizens take power in Spain’s largest cities as a political revolution sweeps the country
- 19Italy discovers biggest illegal waste dump in Europe
- 20Greek debt: who will pay if Greece fails?