Deservedly the Russian capital, Moscow has played a central role in the development of Russian history. A sprawling city covering around 1,080 square kilometer area, Moscow is home to several iconic buildings from an extremely colorful past. Located on the Moskva River which winds through the city, Moscow, home to over 13 million people, is the largest city of Europe and the seventh largest city in the World. Exhibiting a strong bohemian flavor at times, present day Moscow features a modern architecture along with the Moscow Monorail and newer transport systems replacing the derelict ones.
The Red Square situated within the heart of Moscow is the most famous first destination for tourists to this city; surrounded by the State History Museum, Saint Basil’s Cathedral, Lenin’s Mausoleum and the long brick walls of Kremlin, this region contains the most cherished architectural highlights within Moscow. With five primary commercial airports of Moscow serving almost sixty percent of total international traffic, this city is the most common entry point for foreign passengers. Located at the western end of the Trans-Siberian Railway, visitors can reach Moscow from almost anywhere in Europe and Central Asia.