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Moscow is a city with a rich and varied heritage that predates Soviet rule by many centuries. Red Square, the Kremlin, the Pushkin Museum and Tretyakov Galleries, Arbat Street and the internationally-acclaimed Bolshoi Theatre are just a few of the world-renowned historic sites in Moscow. Visit this historical city by booking discount travel package with Direct Flights.

Moscow, Russia

     

Moscow, rising like a phoenix out of the ashes left behind by the Soviets, is a rapidly changing city of contrasts: both eastern and western in outlook and architecture, the mediaeval meets the modern in Moscow, and communist is becoming capitalist. Lenin's Mausoleum is still in place, but it faces the GUM Department Store, Moscow's "in" place to shop.
       
St. Petersburg may be the jewel in the crown of the old Russian Empire, but Moscow lies at the true heart of Mother Russia. Its congenial people are emerging from under the Soviet thumb and embracing Western culture, but more importantly, they are also reviving their traditional culture. Moscow is a city with a rich and varied heritage that predates Soviet rule by many centuries. Cathedrals are being restored and reopened, theatres are reclaiming leadership in the arts, and traditional markets are coming back to life. Moscow is once more assuming its rightful position as the capital and the heart of Russia.
       
Red Square, the Kremlin, the Pushkin Museum and Tretyakov Galleries, Arbat Street and the internationally-acclaimed Bolshoi Theatre are just a few of the world-renowned historic sites in Moscow. The city's modern skyscrapers, rising amidst its old onion-domes, are witness to the vibrancy of this city that's at last opening its arms to visitors on Moscow travel packages. You'll be fascinated by this rapidly awakening city, so don't wait: Direct Flights, your online travel specialist, books cheap holidays to Moscow. Whether you want cheap flights to Moscow or Moscow travel packages that also include accommodation in Moscow, visit the Direct Flights web site. We'll help you plan your discount travel to Moscow and then make your travel arrangements, all from the convenience of your home or office computer.  You'll get the best travel deals available.
       
Red Square, previously the scene of May Day parades that awed their audiences with Soviet military might, remains an impressive place even today. Bounded by Lenin's Mausoleum, the GUM Department Store and St. Basil's Cathedral, it's a must-see for travellers on cheap holidays to Moscow. Lenin's Mausoleum is a rare Soviet architectural masterpiece, essentially a simple red and black pyramid composed of cubes. The GUM Department Store, once filled with mediocre Soviet goods, it is now a mall with high-end boutiques, internationally known labels and amazing architecture. St. Basil's Cathedral provides a stark contrast to the mausoleum's elegant simplicity; it rises from Red Square in a wonderful display of exuberant colours and shapes. Its many domes, cupolas, arches, towers, and spires, each with a distinctive colour, are best appreciated during a leisurely walkabout.
       
The fortified citadel of Moscow - its Kremlin - is almost a self-contained city in itself, with palaces, armouries and onion-domed churches inside its walls. Until the capital of Russia was moved from Moscow to St. Petersburg by Peter the Great, the Kremlin's Cathedral Square was the centre of the Russian Empire and the iconic symbol of tsarist rule. If you ignore Lenin's statue that still looks across the square, you'll recapture that imperial atmosphere. The Kremlin's Armoury began in the early 16th century as a weaponry storehouse, but it soon became the repository of the treasures of the Russian Empire, including more than fifty Faberge eggs.  See it all for yourself; book your holiday to Moscow at a great price!  Direct Flights offers cheap flights and discount accommodation in Moscow.
       
The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts houses a collection of European art second in Russia to only St. Petersburg's Hermitage. Much of its strength is in Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings, including works by Manet, Renoir, Van Gogh, Matisse and Gaugin. The Tretyakov Gallery possesses the finest collection of traditional Russian paintings in the world, with a superlative collection of icons.
       
And as if all this wasn't enough, Moscow also features a hot nightlife that's hailed as the best on the planet, cruises on the Volga River, pastoral parks and buzzing markets. So catch one of the low-cost flights to Moscow that you can book through Direct Flights. Whether you'll be flying from Australia, the UK or anywhere else in the world, Direct Flights will set up your discount travel arrangements in a snap.
       
       
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