For tourists, Moscow Region offers a truly inexhaustible array of wonders, extraordinary discoveries, and enigmas. Monasteries and churches, nature reserves, historic sites, ancient ruins, and contemporary museums — all this wealth and more awaits the curious eye, the roving camera, and the deserved attention of visitors.

The Resurrection (Voskresensky) male monastery in New Jerusalem was founded in 1656 by Patriarch Nikon, who envisioned a replica of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre outside Moscow.
The Resurrection (Voskresensky) male monastery in New Jerusalem was founded in 1656 by Patriarch Nikon, who envisioned a replica of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre outside Moscow.

Russia became the host country of the FIFA World Cup for the fi rst time this summer, and Moscow Region thoroughly prepared for this major event, creating new tour itineraries especially for foreign soccer fans. Th ese tours comprise not only visits to museums, but also a variety of interactive programmes.
In Moscow Region, you can fly in a hot-air balloon or skim across a reservoir in a sailboat. You can hear music in the open air, and even play curling in summer. You can admire the golden cupolas of the churches, and feed camels. You can try delicious Kolomna pastilles and make a Christmas tree decoration with your own hands at the factory.
You can also see Gzhel ceramics being created, discover mysterious waterfalls outside Moscow, and visit the hometown of the famous Lukhovitsy cucumber. Even in the long-awaited heat of summer, you can try downhill skiing on real snow in Krasnogorsk.
Th e Moscow region is always home to an abundance of festivals, concerts and performances, where you can discover Russian beauties in kokoshniki (traditional headdresses), or historical re-enactments of battles. You’ll hear the sounds of accordions, jazz, and the boisterous whistles of the Cossacks.
Come to the Moscow region, discover its wonders and secret treasures, and take home a piece of the place you’ve come to love with you!

 

Text: Anna Ivanova

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