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!
Behind the fortification lies the Moscow Kremlin, symbol of Russia’s power and official residence of the Russian Federation’s president.
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.
Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier war memorial. The ceremony takes place every hour on the hour.
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.
Soviet building in front of Gorky Park
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.
The beautiful Russian Orthodox Cathedral of Christ the Saviour on the northern bank of the Moskva River.
Colorful buildings border the capital’s streets.
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.
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).
Russian Orthodox churches inside the Moscow Kremlin.
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.
The Gum was the first building featuring a glass-roofed design.
The world’s most prestigious brands have their spot at the high-end shopping center.
Saint-Basil’s Cathedral, one of the country’s most well-known monuments and arguably the most beautiful cathedral in Moscow.
Saint Basil’s Cathedral roof.
The sun setting over the city.
Moscow State University on Sparrow Hills. This building is the tallest of the seven Stalinist skyscrapers.
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