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My City: Moscow Now

Seeing the Kremlin at night always enthralls me, even after my 22 years in Moscow. The vista of brick towers and crenellated ramparts, so magnificent as to appear unreal, calls to mind an illuminated print from an old book of fairy tales. My sighting of Russia’s most famous (or infamous) fortress comes as my cab…

Today in Travel: Russia’s First Romanov

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It’s the 400th anniversary of the House of Romanov (and 95th year since the murder of its last monarch, Nicholas II), and the family’s legacy remains indelible.

Fast Facts About Red Square

Moscow’s Red Square (Krasnaya Ploshchad) is known for its political symbolism, but was actually named for its loveliness: Krasnaya, or “red,” meant “beautiful” in old Russian. Find out other fun facts about this architectural icon.