Moscow, like no other European city, has become unusually beautiful, clean, comfortable, interesting. Extraordinary lighting, various festivals, walking tours, make it attractive for tourists and its residents.
- Metro. Some stations are stunning both in Moscow and in St. Petersburg. Sometimes it's difficult to understand Cyrillic names in the subway or the metro system seems like a labyrinth. So, it's better to go with an English-speaking guide or you just need some practice in reading in Russian. But the Metro is cheap, fast and you can go easily anywhere.
- There are a lot of impressive museums in Russia. It's worth visiting the Tretyakov Gallery, the Pushkin Museum and the Hermitage in Petersburg.
- Lots of Orthodox churches were rebuilt and restored but leave their magic style. One of the most famous churches is St. basil's Cathedral. It's a regular church and not always open. That's why there no regular tours there. It differs much from West European and American churches in style outside and inside.
- The Russian Ballet is must-see entertainment. If you have an opportunity, try to take tickets to a performance at the Bolshoi theatre or Maly theatre in Moscow, and Kirov in St. Petersburg.
- Russian banya is a traditional Russian bathhouse. It's a part of Russian culture. There you can eat, drink, be whipped with birch leaves.
- There are lots of small "flat" museums to see the former life of the Russians.
If you are in Moscow and want to visit St. Petersburg, it's better to go there by overnight train just for 3,5 hours. You buy just a place, a bunk, that's why some strangers can come and stay with you the whole journey.