Visiting Moscow

Moscow is not only the Capital of Russia it is also one of the biggest cities in the country and attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. It is also a city packed full of interesting places to visit.

The ‘Red Square’ is the heart of Moscow and is one of the first places tourists visit along with the ‘Kremlin’, the seat of the Russian Government that also attracts many visitors and is considered the main symbol of the country.

Another popular place to visit is the ‘Novodevichy Convent’, the burial ground of many famous Russians including one of the famous Russian writers Anton Chekhov. If you are interested on art then there are a number of art galleries in Moscow including the famous ‘Tretyakov Gallery’. Every year this gallery sees hundreds of thousands of visitors who come to see the art on show.

The ‘Museum Of Modern Art’ was also opened in Moscow about ten years ago and has numerous collections of work belonging to some of the most famous sculptors and artists in the world. This has also proved a popular tourist attraction with over sea visitors.

Many new hotels have opened in Moscow to accommodate the rise in visitors and the new four star hotel ‘Radisson Sas Slavyanskaya’ makes a perfect base being located in the centre of Moscow close to the Kremlin and Red Square.

Whether you are visiting on business or as a vacationer a Russian Visa will be required. A tourist visa that is valid for 30 days will be required if you plan to visit Russia on holiday. Your tourist voucher must also be presented which is available from your travel agency. Airline tickets and an itinerary will also be required. You can submit an application for a Russian visa, you do not have to go to the passport office.

If you need a business visa you will also require a letter from your UK Company and a letter of invitation from the company in Russia. Business visas are generally for between 1 & 3 months but can be extended to 6-12 months. An application for a visa must be made no earlier than 12 weeks before you plan to travel.

Although Moscow has changed considerably over the years it has still maintained many historical monuments which are worth visiting. With over 80 galleries and 300 museums including technical, industrial and scientific museums, Moscow certainly provides visitors with an opportunity to get acquainted with its history and culture.

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