Being the political, scientific, historical, architectural and business centre of Russia, Moscow is all about the 24-hour buzz and vibrancy. From the stunning large-scale canvases of Old Masters, Red Square, the Kremlin, the nine domes of St. Basil's Cathedral and other symbols of Russia’s great historical past, to its industrial districts and modern skyscrapers, Moscow displays the contrasts and diversity of modern Russia.
Moscow’s heart beats together with business. Many local offices of some of the world’s leading companies are located here, and often represent not only Russia, but the entire CIS region and Eastern Europe.
Transportation is an integral part of Moscow’s community, with the public using all modes available to them – air, water and land. Moscow’s aviation hub is the third busiest in Europe due to the traffic always coming through its international airports: Sheremetyevo, Domodedovo, Vnukovo and Zhukovsky. The South and North river terminals serve regular shipping routes and cruises along the Moskva and Oka rivers. Located close to the city centre, nine rail terminals handle trains from various parts of Europe and Asia, whilst Moscow’s metro system is considered a piece of art in itself, featuring exquisite architecture, marble surfaces, mosaics and ornate chandeliers. The Moscow Metro contains twelve lines, mostly underground with a total of 196 stations! Moscow’s unique city transport network is united by the Troika payment system for the comfort of locals and guests of the city.
Did you know that Moscow is the second most populous megalopolis in Europe? Where the ancient and the modern exist side by side in this city of 13 million. Whilst the infrastructure may be steeped in history, Moscovites are very technologically advanced – some might even say obsessed with their smartphones, technology and apps. Which means they can benefit from multiple food delivery options to easily ordering taxis, private cleaning, clinic enrolments and even government services – every type of service has its own app here.
Moscow is the city where Russia appears traditional and innovative, ancient and modern, natural and technological.