Saint Basil's Cathedral standing on the Red Square in Russia.
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Moscow Photo Diary

November 25, 2018

From the Red Square to the Kremlin, we’ve all heard a lot about Russia and more specifically about its Soviet past. Two years ago, I got the opportunity to take a masterclass at Moscow State University and I couldn’t pass on the opportunity to discover the country from the inside. I managed to sneak a few visits of the city between classes and immerse myself into what felt like a different world. In Moscow, the Soviet Architecture takes you back in time while the beautiful shiny orthodox churches keep your eyes wandering. These are photos from my stay there so sit back and enjoy a journey in Moscow’s streets through my lens!

View of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour from the Moskova river.

Russia's Kremlin located in Moscow.

Behind the fortification lies the Moscow Kremlin, symbol of Russia’s power and official residence of the Russian Federation’s president. 

Photo of the Kremlin in Russia from the Moskova river.

Overlooking the Moskva river and surrounded by the Red Square, Saint Basil’s Church and the Alexander Garden, the complex includes no less than five palaces and four cathedrals dating back to 1156.

Photo of the Unknown Soldier's Tomb next to the Kremlin in Moscow.

Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier war memorial. The ceremony takes place every hour on the hour.

Picture of the Streets of Moscow

Moscow is one of the cities where the most billionaires live so it’s not unusual to see very nice cars speed down the avenues. 

Photo of Soviet Architecture in Moscow

Soviet building in front of Gorky Park 

Photo of a communist statue in Moscow.

Monument representing the communist symbol, a hammer and sickle, witness of the country’s Soviet past. Moscow was the capital of the Soviet Union, governed from 1922 to 1991 by the communist party.

Photo of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow

The beautiful Russian Orthodox Cathedral of Christ the Saviour on the northern bank of the Moskva River.

Picture of Moscow's streets.

Colorful buildings border the capital’s streets. 

Photo of Russian dolls in Moscow

Matryoshka dolls on display at Izmailovsky market. The so-called Russian dolls are a set of wooden dolls of decreasing size placed inside one another.


Museum of Cosmonautics in Moscow

The Monument to the Conquerors of Space, celebrating the achievements of the Soviet Union in space exploration during the space age. Erected in 1964, it is located right outside the museum of cosmonautics (worth a visit).

Photo inside Moscow's Kremlin

Russian Orthodox churches inside the Moscow Kremlin.

Photo of the Kremlin in Moscow.

Photo of the Red Square in Moscow

The infamous Red Square was meant to be a marketplace but has also been the scene of ceremonies, demonstrations, riots, and executions. The square is delimited by the Kremlin, the Gum shopping center on the opposite side, the State Historical Museum at the northern end and Saint-Basil’s Cathedral on the southern end of the square.

Photo of the Gum and Saint Basil's Cathedral

Photo of the Gum in Moscow

The Gum was the first building featuring a glass-roofed design.

Photo of the shopping center Gum

The world’s most prestigious brands have their spot at the high-end shopping center.

Saint Basil's Cathedral standing on the Red Square in Russia.

Saint-Basil’s Cathedral, one of the country’s most well-known monuments and arguably the most beautiful cathedral in Moscow.

Photo of the ceiling of Saint Basil's Cathedral

Saint Basil’s Cathedral roof.

Photo of Moscow's skyline.

Moscow’s skyline.

Photo of Moscow's streets

The sun setting over the city.

Photo of Moscow State University

Moscow State University on Sparrow Hills. This building is the tallest of the seven Stalinist skyscrapers.


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  1. Reply

    Madison Taylor

    November 29, 2018

    Wow thank you for sharing some of your pictures! I’ve always been curious about the city of Moscow. The Russian Orthodox cathedrals look especially unique. I think my favorite picture is of the Russian dolls. My aunt owns one so I’ve always loved to take it apart and then put the dolls back inside. 🙂

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      December 2, 2018

      You’re welcome, glad you enjoyed them! I had one as a kid as well so it was extra special to visit the country where it was made 😊

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    Janice and George (SandInMySuitcase)

    December 11, 2018

    Lovely photos of Moscow!
    We visiting St. Petersburg on a Baltic cruise, but didn’t make it up to Moscow…

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      December 12, 2018

      Thank you so much! I’ve heard St Petersburg is even more beautiful architecture wise. Moscow is a must though for history buffs!



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