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Moscow's ornate Metro celebrates its 80th

PHeymont ·
Komsomolskaya station (Wikipedia / Tim Adams)   This month marks the 80th anniversary of what is surely the world's most elaborate subway system, and one of the largest. Moscow is celebrating with a parade of trains, from the newest to historic...
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Selfies: not just selfish, but dangerous!

PHeymont ·
  If you're thinking that's a bit overblown, think again. Not only the relatively minor issue of having someone's selfie-stick stuck in front of you (or in your eye) but the danger to the subject of the selfie who may be oblivious to the dangers...
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Comrade Bob in the Steps of Tamerlaine

Amateuremigrant ·
Comrade Bob (did you know it means 'bean' in Russian?) Cranwell recalls a visit to Uzbekistan back in the waning days of the Soviet empire.
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Seven Interesting and Random Facts About Russia for Tourists

Jacob William ·
If you're getting ready to visit Russia for the first time, be prepared to encounter a bit of culture shock. As you probably know, Russia is absolutely massive – spanning eight time zones and encompassing more than six million square miles of land. It's impossible to see all of this country's beauty in one visit, so you might as well pick a few random things to explore and have fun doing it. With that said, here are seven interesting and random facts about Russia that every tourist should...
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Moscow to put Wi-Fi in famous cemeteries

Travel Rob ·
Wi-Fi coming to famous cemeteries in Moscow. See more.
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Russian Space Museum - Moscow

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L stopped to take some photos of the Russian Space Museum when he visited Moscow in 2006
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Red Square, Moscow, 2006

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan revisits a trip he took to Moscow's Red Square in 2006
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Along the Moskva River to Gorky Park

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L revisits a walk he took along the Moskva River in 2006
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Re: Along the Moskva River to Gorky Park

PortMoresby ·
I'm curious, why do you call the river "Moskva" & the city "Moscow"?
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Re: Along the Moskva River to Gorky Park

Jonathan L ·
Portmoresby, that is a good question. I guess it because, all of the maps and tourist websites use Moskva for the river, but if I said I was in the city of Moskva, most English speakers would have no idea where I was.
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Re: Along the Moskva River to Gorky Park

Jonathan L ·
Well, that is an interesting history I didn't know.
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Re: Along the Moskva River to Gorky Park

Professorabe ·
This might help: https://bridgetomoscow.com/cur...hat-does-moscow-mean https://www.rbth.com/education...oskva-russia-capital
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Re: Along the Moskva River to Gorky Park

PHeymont ·
Thanks for a fascinating rabbit hole for me to fall into! Two best gleanings so far: the meaningful gendering of Metro announcements, and the existence of a Moscow duplicate of Boston's 'Make Way for Ducklings' sculpture group!
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Cathedral of Christ the Savior, Moscow, Russia

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L found a new version of an old cathedral on a 2006 trip to Moscow.
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