The city of Moscow, the capital of Russia, has long been known for its rich history and cultural heritage. The Global Filipino had the pleasure of visiting this fascinating city and exploring some of its most iconic landmarks and attractions. The visit was made possible through an invitation from Moscow Metro in celebration of the opening of the Big Circle Line, and we were among the few media entities from the UAE to be included in this special event.

The main part of the visit was the excursion to the Big Circle Line. The line has 31 stations and covers a distance of 70 km, making it the longest circle metro line in the world.

Our stay in Moscow was made comfortable and convenient, thanks to the AZIMUT City Hotel in Smolenskaya. Our guide, Tanya, was very knowledgeable about the city and its history, and she helped us navigate through the bustling streets and tourist spots.

During our first day, we had a tour of Moscow’s historical center, where we learned about the city’s history and saw some of its iconic landmarks. We were amazed by the beautiful architecture of the buildings and the rich history behind each one of them.

On the second day, we visited the palace of Tsar Alexei Mikhalovich, which is located in the Kolomenskoye Estate. This palace is an excellent example of Russian architecture, and its design elements are similar to those of the Big Circle Line station, Klenovy Bulvar. We also had the opportunity to experience a virtual reality tour called “Flight over Moscow” in Zaryadye Park, which allowed us to see the city from a different perspective.

During the remaining days of our visit, we explored more of Moscow’s famous attractions, including the Moscow Kremlin and the State Armoury Chamber. We also had a sightseeing tour of Moscow, Poklonnaya Gora, and Vorobyovy Gory.

One of the most interesting aspects of our visit was the tour of the Tretyakov Gallery on Krymsky Val. We were amazed by the avant-garde works used in the decoration of the Sokolniki station, and the red supports at the Mnyovniki station referenced the works of Kazimir Malevich. The Khoroshyovskaya Station was decorated with Suprematist compositions inspired by the works of ten outstanding painters: Kazimir Malevich, Alexander Rodchenko, Lyubov Popova, Alexandra Exter, the Vesnin brothers, Moisei Ginzburg, Ilya Golosov, Ivan Leonidov, Nikolai Ladovsky, and Konstantin Melnikov.

Our visit to Moscow was an unforgettable experience that allowed us to discover the rich history and cultural heritage of this beautiful city.

The visit is part of the press tour organized by the Moscow Metro that runs through the city’s suburbs and connects them to the city center. The line has 31 stations and covers a distance of 70 km, making it the longest metro line in the world.

We are incredibly grateful to the Moscow Metro for the invitation and the opportunity to explore Moscow’s iconic landmarks and attractions through their well-crafted tour. The Big Circle Line’s expertise and knowledge of Moscow’s history and culture made our visit a memorable and enjoyable experience.