History buffs will enjoy exploring traditional Moscow. The capital’s status as the political, financial and strategic centre, first of the Tsardom and then the Soviet Union, has left its traces on many corners of the city. However, there is more to Moscow than the relics from the old times; there are the skyscrapers, the residences of the wealthiest people on the planet and modern and fresh entertainment complexes located next to tiny bohemian art galleries.
Art and culture thrive in contemporary Moscow, but again the old mixes effortlessly with the new. Moscow represents traditional Russia, and yet the city’s diverse and vibrant culture sets it free from all Russian stereotypes forming its own uniquely Moscovian culture.