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    Russian

    Best Time to Visit

    Moscow surprises many with its rates, amongst the world’s most expensive in high season, but summer really is the time to stop by. Parks are full, festivals are frequent the locals are in high spirits. But try May or September to reduce the bills.

    What to Pack

    Muscovites dress for the weather and dress Milan-style in monotone outfits. Locals are very hospitable and may invite you to their houses – if they do, be ready to recover the next morning with headache tablets, as it’s impolite to refuse offers of vodka.

    General Tips

    With a long and proud history of dedication to arts and culture, Moscow hosts some of the world’s largest and finest collections of art, collected in both national and private museums.

    Amongst them are the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, which contains separate rooms different civilizations as well as works by Picasso, Cezanne and Monet, the Tretyakov Gallery of Russian works and the State Historical Museum.

    Along with St Petersburg, the Russian capital is also a world center for ballet and classical music, with the Bolshoi the most famous institution. Classical music and theater can be found at the Moscow International Performance Arts Center, Vakhtangov, and Moscow Art Theatre.

    Major events in the art world include the Moscow World Fine Art Fair in May, and Cosmoscow for contemporary art in September. The yearly Art Moscow takes place in September.

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News & Features
By BLOUIN ARTINFO | May 10, 2018
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By BLOUIN ARTINFO | Apr 20, 2018
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By BLOUIN ARTINFO | Apr 18, 2018
The play about the gay poet Mikhail Kuzmin who was silenced into official obscurity, “The Trout Breaks the Ice,” has...
By Nicolette Loizou | Apr 4, 2018
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By BLOUIN ARTINFO | Mar 20, 2018
The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts will host a new exhibition titled “Times Of Rembrandt And Vermeer. Masterpieces...
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Hotels & Resorts
Luxury | High End
Luxurious hotel located in the heart of the city.
Boutique | Mid Range
Boutique hotel with contemporary interiors.
Luxury
Luxury hotel known its spa and restaurants.
Luxury | High End
Known for its modern Japanese restaurant, MEGU.
Luxury | High End
Historic hotel located in the heart of the city.
RESTAURANTs
Russian | High-end
The first to be listed in the Michelin Guide.
Russian | Mid-range
Upscale vegan, vegetarian and raw food dishes.
Cafe | Mid-range
An elegant touch of French style de vivre.
Eclectic | Mid-range
With four cross-continental Eurasian menus.
Italian | Mid-range
Go all out with traditional Sicilian desserts.
SHOPPING
Wine/Spirits | Mid-range
The most impressive deli store in town.
Mall | High-end
Moscow’s largest department store.
Budget
A market throwback to Soviet Union days.
Mid-range
Avant-garde collections and daring prints.
High-end
Exclusive shopping - originally opened in 1906.