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As an overriding symbol of spiritual and political clout, little wonder Moscow has oft been likened to Holy Moscow, similar to Rome or even Jerusalem. Founded more than 850 years ago, a 15th century Moscow became the crux of a unified Russian state. Civil war and Polish invasion in the early 17th century brought angst, while the Romanov dynasty brought development. Peter the Great, influenced by exposure to Western ways, established St. Petersburg as a capital on Baltic shores. Yet Moscow, while knocked down a peg, continued to prosper as Russia's heart and soul. More than 200 years later, within a year of the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917, Soviets restored Moscow's capital status, and communist rulers moved to separate Russia from its imperial past.
Whatever its colorful history, Moscow remains a focal point for Russia, crossing two continents and covering 11 time zones. Access to Moscow has become easier, if not less expensive, with more options popping up tied to Russia's July, 2006 chairing of the G-8 in St. Petersburg. Moscow's Domodedovo Airport, upgrading at a faster clip than the overloaded Sheremetevo-2 Airport, has attracted more carriers, including Israel's El Al, Spain's Iberia, and Eurofly, Alitalia's charter operation. Domodedovo now has a children's play area, bars for jazz and juice, and can text message passenger cell phones with flight status. Once arrived, Moscow attractions are legendary, among them the Bolshoi Theater (closed for renovation, expected through 2007), with the Bolshoi Ballet and Opera performing on nearby stages. Moscow festivals include May's Cherry Orchard Arts Festival, with concerts, plays, and dance parties; Easter Arts Festival, with classical music and church concerts, and December's Russian Winter Festival, featuring top dancers and musicians. Even if not using Moscow's metro to get around, its stations are well worth a look from a museum perspective, since those in the city center and along the ring line were built as public palaces with chandeliers, sculptures, stained-glass, mosaics, and marble in pink, white, and black. Mayakovskaya station, opened in 1938, has a vaulted ceiling within the grand central hall with 33 mosaic panels, based on Russian artist Alexander Deineka's "One Day of Soviet Skies." Novoslobodskaya, opened in 1952, features stained glass. Other stations include Ploshchad Revolutsii, with bronze figures of farmers, soldiers, and such.
New law bans alcohol on streets, although enforcement is lax and fines are modest, making it still fairly common to see cans of gin and tonic or beer being sipped while strolling. Among new Moscow eateries are Uncle Vanya's in the Zamoskvarechye district south of the Kremlin and China Club, where inventive cuisine is part Chinese and French, representing the new thing in sophisticated Russian dining. As for lodging, entrepreneurs are converting homes or apartment building floors into modest hotel rooms. At the upper end, in 2005 Moscow's Savoy renovated to become more lavish and amenity-filled, with Italian furnishings, hydro-massage baths and wi-fi. Moscow's 218-room Courtyard by Marriott opened in 2005 in the Tverskaya neighborhood near the Kremlin, with 24-hour restaurant, health club, and all rooms with high-speed Internet and wi-fi. Moscow hotels range from modest to luxurious, but rarely, if ever, are inexpensive.
We have organized our listings of Moscow's hotel accommodations both alphabetically and into several geographic areas. You can begin browsing for hotels in the Greater Moscow area by selecting one of the links shown below.
Hotels in Moscow, outside of the downtown area, and in neighboring communities surrounding the city. Moscow is served by three major airports, Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO) located 18 miles northwest of Moscow, Domodedovo International Airport (DME) located 25 miles southeat of Moscow and Vnukovo Airport (VKO) located 18 miles southeast of Moscow.
Hotel options in the central business and government districts of Moscow, the capital city of Russia, near Red Square, the Kremlin, Pushkinskaya Square and other landmarks.
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Area Facts: Moscow's main streets are circular, defining neighborhoods in the city's historic expansion, with the Kremlin at the center of town. The country code for Russia is 7, the area code for Moscow is 095.
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