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Rich traditions, mesmerizing sights

Although it is the largest city in Europe, Russia’s capital is best explored on foot and through its metro maze. Moscow boasts of impressive architecture, art galleries, museums, churches and cathedrals, and numerous parks and gardens. It’s a great place to go ice skating in the winter, or to experience the banya therapy (hot steam bath, followed by a whipping with birch branches) that made the Russian bath houses famous. Two circuses, a puppet theater, water parks, and many other attractions make Moscow ideal for a family trip as well.

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Peter the Great Monument

Peter the Great Monument

Famous Monument to Russia's greatest king

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Monument to Russia's greatest king Editors' Note

Peter the Great helped modernize and expand the country. He helped turned Russia into an empire. It’s no wonder that they created the Peter the Great Monument for his accolades. Mayor Luzhkoz pushed for the idea of creating this monument which was then created by the artist Tsereteli.

The Peter the Great Monument has received mixed reviews. Peter the Great was a polarizing figure and wasn’t well-liked by everyone, even in his death his monument still provides the same mixed reviews.

Some people feel that the Peter the Great Monument is hideous while other people think that it’s unique and interesting. The monument is 165 feet high and is located between the Vodootvodnyi canal and Moskva River.

Peter the Great Monument
Krymskaya Naberezhnaya,, Moscow