I feel very lucky to be able to spend my internship in Moscow. It’s one of the oldest cities in eastern Europe. The first documentation of Moscow dates back to 1147!
Since the city is very old, it treasures some of its oldest architecture from different history periods and combines it with modern style buildings. I decided to dedicate this post strictly to Moscow’s architecture and different historic sites. There are just so many and you need to see them!
Everywhere you go there are thousands of cultural monuments dedicated to many great Russian writers, scientific explorers, doctors and many other contributors to Russian culture.
Here is the picture of Mettlesome Horses on Manezhnaya Square. This sculpture was created in 1996 by Zurab Tsereteli, a famous Georgian-Russian artist, who is also the president of the Russian Academy of Arts.
This is the enormous Lomonosov Moscow State University. This is the biggest school that I’ve ever seen! Look how high it is!
This is the statue of Peter the Great that is located in the Vodootvodny Canal in Moskva River. The statue was designed in 1997 by the same sculptor, Zurab Tsereteli, and is the eighth tallest statue in the world!
And there is the statue from behind of famous Russian writer, Alexander Griboedov, located in Chistoprudny Boulevard.
Here is the magnificent historic Bolshoi Theater! It was open in 19th century and it holds some of the most famous performances of opera and ballet. The theater is very popular among tourists and Moscow residents. Only the most famous Russian ballerinas get to perform there and the tickets are very expensive due to a high demand. I haven’t had a chance to go yet, but I heard that it is gorgeous inside! Even just walking by it gives you chills!
This is the Cathedral of Christ the Savior.
It is is a rainy photo I took from the bus when we were passing it by during an excursion around Moscow. The Cathedral is the Tallest Orthodox Christian Church in the world (338 ft), but there is a sad story about this sight. The Cathedral was built in 1883 in Tsar Russia. However in 1931, during the anti-religious campaign in Communist Russia, it was bombed for its golden domes. The Russian government thought they could use the money from it to improve the industrialization of the USSR. Later on, after several decades, Nikita Khrushev ordered them to build a huge open air pool on the place of the Cathedral. And eventually, after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Cathedral was reconstructed by the year 2000.
What an amazing evening view of the Moscow Kremlin at night over Moskva River. During summer they offer cruises on boats that float along Moscow River and you can see all of the major sights!
This is the State Historical Museum in Moscow. Again, one of Moscow’s treasures that has been there since 1872! This museum is located in the heart of Moscow, right in the Red Square, and holds a lot of priceless artifacts and artworks.
Evgeniya Tsibina blogs from Moscow, Russia in the summer of 2015. The International Business major chose an internship for her international experience.