Red Square (we were told it's a mis-translation of Beautiful Square) is bordered by the high-end GUM shopping mall on the left, the iconic St Basil's Cathedral at the end, and the Kremlin wall and Lenin's Tomb on the right (not the clock tower). In my memory it is not as big as Tienanmin Square, but it is still massive. Russia's leaders view the May Day military parade from a platform of Lenin's Tomb. Lenin's body is embalmed and on display under glass, and there is some debate whether he should be interred elsewhere.
Moscow! May 26th 2017 Geo: 55.7598, 37.6212What an eye-opener! Moscow is a magnificent European city; right up there with London, Paris and Rome. The streets and architecture around the city centre are imposing and impressive. The traffic alternates between free-flowing on 12-lane boulevards, to severely congested around choke points. The current Mayor is undertaking a program of widening footpaths and reducing p ... read more
Europe » Russia Founded in the 12th century, the Principality of Muscovy, was able to emerge from over 200 years of Mongol domination (13th-15th centuries) and to gradually conquer and absorb surrounding principalities. In the early 17th century, a new Romanov Dynas... ... read more