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Nearby Moscow attractions

1. Jewish Museum & Centre of Tolerance

1.22 MILES

Occupying a heritage garage, purpose-built to house a fleet of Leyland double-deckers that plied Moscow's streets in the 1920s, this vast museum, filled…

2. Museum of Russian Impressionism

1.48 MILES

Few Russian artists embraced the Impressionist moniker, but many were influenced by the movement's style and techniques. At Moscow's newest art museum,…

3. Dostoevsky House-Museum

1.56 MILES

Though this renowned Russian author is more closely associated with St Petersburg, Fyodor Dostoevsky was actually born in Moscow, where his family lived…

4. Central Museum of the Armed Forces

1.66 MILES

Covering the history of the Soviet and Russian military since 1917, this massive museum occupies 24 halls plus open-air exhibits. Over 800,000 military…

5. Ostankino TV Tower

1.73 MILES

When the Ostankino TV Tower was built in 1967, it was the tallest free-standing structure in the world (surpassing the Empire State Building). At 540m, it…

6. Glinka Museum of Musical Culture

1.88 MILES

This musicologist's paradise boasts over 3000 instruments – handcrafted works of art – from the Caucasus and the Far East. Russia is very well represented…

7. Gulag History Museum

1.93 MILES

Stalin's genocide is a subject many Russians prefer to forget rather than reflect on, but this modern multimedia space serves as both a learning centre…

8. Museum of Decorative & Folk Art

2.05 MILES

Just beyond the Garden Ring, this museum showcases centuries-old arts-and-crafts traditions from around Russia and the former Soviet republics. Of the 40…