Moscow city life
Moscow provides offers attractive student life at any cost and time of the day or night. The city is full of clubs, restaurants and bars. Tverskaya Street is also one of the busiest shopping streets in Moscow. Today the city has many of the world's largest nightclubs, bars, creative spaces and restaurants turned into dancefloors.
The city is renowned for their selection of museums, theatres, public libraries, and concert halls. Wonderful art museums are spread throughout the city such as the Tretayakov Gallery, which houses the world's best collection of Russian icons and pre-revolutionary Russian art. Also not to be missed are some of the city's literary museums, particularly including works from top Russian writers like Tolstoy, Pushkin, Dostoevsky, or Gogol.
Other places that you simply must visit in your lifetime include:
- Kremlin Museum Complex
- Lenin Mausoleum
- St Basil Cathedral
- The Pushkin Museum
- Bolshoi Theatre
- State Historical Museum of Russia
- Memorial Museum of Astronautics
Make sure you also visit a Russian bathhouse (banya) while in Moscow – an important Russian tradition.
Transportation in the city, though often congested, is very efficient. The metro system is one of the largest and most effective in the world, featuring great art, murals, mosaics, and ornate chandeliers. There are a lot of airports and train stations that will make traveling to other cities very simple.
International atmosphere in Moscow
Moscow features a diverse international population coming from countries that made up the past Communist Bloc such as Ukrainians, Tatars, Armenians, Azeri, Moldovans, Belarusians, including other migrants from Central Asia. Moscow is also Russia’s capital of Eastern Orthodox Christianity, but other religions are also practiced including Buddhism, Catholicism, Islam, Judaism, and more, confirming the city’s diversity.
Moscow’s beautiful sites and busy lifestyle has increased the number of international tourists, adding to the city’s international atmosphere. Many universities in Moscow, as well, have tens of thousands of international graduates every year, although you will probably need to speak Russian in order to enrol.
Moscow has long, cold winters usually lasting from November to the end of March. Temperatures can fluctuate between the city centre and the suburbs between 5-10°C (41-50°F). Heat waves may occur during summer. Average low temperatures are -10°C(15°F) in February, while average highs reach 24°C (76°F) in July.