Travel Review: Moscow
By Susan Chalom
I was incredibly surprised by Moscow’s magnificence and elegance, from the amazing architecture, stunning interiors, and creative cuisine. The Metro stations run trains every minute and a half, boasting Russian engineering and efficiency within these architectural masterpieces. It is an impeccably clean, green, and sophisticated city that seamlessly combines the Old and New World.
My first look around the city began with an evening walk through the historic Red Square, with the domes of St. Basil’s Cathedral and the Kremlin peering out. Moscow wonderfully mixes medieval churches with well-lit historic buildings, Soviet-style skyscrapers, sushi bars, and nightclubs. This city truly never sleeps and one can sense a hidden dark side.
Attending an opera or ballet at the Bolshoi Theatre is a must, with its beautiful and pricey restoration and neoclassical façade. The Pushkin Museum, the Kremlin, Bolshoi Restaurant, and the Armory Museum similarly impress with their treasures and gifts from all over the world.