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Whether you want to brave the bitter cold or experience the mild summers, Moscow is a beautiful place to visit for a holiday. From London you can fly to Domodedovo International Airport (DME) or Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO) with British Airways, AeroSvit Ukrainian Airlines, Lufthansa, Swiss, Air Berlin and Aeroflot, Russia's national airline.
Summer in Moscow is muggy and hot, crowded with tourists from all over the world. On the other when the winter winds are strong enough to take your breathe away and make seeing the city on foot rather... uncomfortable.
Direct flights to Moscow take 3 hours 55 minutes.
You may already know a lot about the political history of Moscow but there is much more to this architecturally fantastic city than that. Of course the city is famous for the sights which totally changed, it seems, the history of the world.
Red Square: Every city tour starts in the Red Square, it's the heart of the city. Surrounding the square is St. Basil Cathedral, Lenin's Mausoleum, the Kremlin with the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, recognised by its impenetrable brick walls.
Old Arbat Street: After visiting these major sights while on holidays in Moscow, take a walk down Old Arbat Street, a souvenir-shopper's paradise. It's all kitsch and beware of the jacked-up prices!
Costmonautics Museum: Sputnik revisited. There's no doubt (except to America) that Russia conquered space. The Cosmonautics Museum was built in the 1960s as a commemorative gesture to Sputnik.
Find more information on Russia Tourism.
Moscow's top hotels deliver luxury services and great amenities... all at a very high price. The truth is that Moscow is in high-demand of some reasonable mid-range hotels. Many are still clad in Soviet-styled decor which... to some is fashionably kitsch.