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What’s the best way to get to know a new city? The following resources have been created to encourage you to wander whole districts, take self-guided walking tours, or to set goals for finding multiple related locations. In the process, you’ll hopefully get a better feel for how the city is organized and maintained and what sense of character and history it exudes.

Moscow’s Seven Sisters – A Short History of Stalin’s Skyscrapers

Moscow’s skyline is largely defined by the seven towering skyscrapers nicknamed “The Seven Sisters.” Also known locally as “Stalinskie Vysotki” (Сталинские высотки – Stalin’s Highrises), they are one of the leading architectural legacies of the Stalinist period. The Soviet Baroque architecture that The Sisters embody is seen by some as unattractive; the buildings themselves are […]

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