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Moscow sights English teacher of school №1 in Kurganinsk Svetlana Shmalts
Map of Russia
The Kremlin The Kremlin at the center of Moscow is an outstanding historical and architectural monument that serves as a symbol for the whole Russia. The Moscow Kremlin that originally was made of wood was mentioned in the chronicles in 1156 as "Moscow fortress". At that time it occupied only the south-western part of the Borovitsky Hill.
Red Square Red Square is a large open square in the center of Moscow. It is located in front of the Kremlin's western wall. The square is fenced in the State Historical Museum building, the GUM building, and St. Basil Cathedral. For many centuries Red Square has served as the place for important historical events. Red Square was founded at the end of the 15th century.
St. Basil Cathedral St. Basil Cathedral is one of the most outstanding monuments of Old Russian architecture. In the 16th century the tourists admired the beauty of the cathedral, and for the Russians it became the symbol of native history and culture. St. Basil Cathedral is a symmetrical architectural ensemble consisting of eight chapels surrounding the ninth one.
The Cathedral of Christ the Savior. The main religious attraction of Moscow is the Cathedral of Christ the Savior. On December 25, 1812 Russian Emperor Alexander I signed an order, according to which it was supposed to build a temple dedicated to Russia's victory over Napoleon in Moscow. The new temple was to symbolize the feat of Russian people
The Bolshoi Theatre Moscow is a cultural centre and there are a lot of theatres in it. The Bolshoi Theatre is one of the famous all over the world.
The Tretyakov gallery It is one of the famous and well-known pictures galleries in our country and all over the world. It is situated in the centre of Moscow and named after its founder Peter Tretyakov. He began to collect Russian paintings in 1856. The gallery has many halls. One of them is devoted to the great Russian painters of the 18th and 19th centuries. We can see pictures by such painters as Serov, Repin, Levitan and others.
VDNH Russian abbreviation VDNH means "Exhibition of National Economy Achievements". Recently it was renamed the All-Russian Exhibition Center. It is a very large complex containing exhibition halls, rest area, and a giant trade center. The All-Russian Exhibition Center is the most popular exhibition and a fair complex of the country.
Moscow State University One of the highest buildings in Moscow is the State University. It was founded in 1755 by the great Russian scientist Mikhail Lomonosov.
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