Favourite Sightseeing Places: Red Square and Moscow Subway
Likes: Russian and Soviet history, foreign languages and travelling
I was born and raised in Moscow – the Capital City of former USSR and modern Russia. After my school education, I entered Moscow State University of Foreign Affairs to a journalistic department. I learned foreign languages at the Moscow University. After completing my graduation, I worked as a translator. I was a witness of a transition period in Russia – from socialism to democratic society. I viewed how Moscow has changed for the good. Few years back, two of my friends from Brazil and Spain visited me in Moscow and I spent 3 days with them wandering in Moscow and showing them all its wonderful places. I enjoyed this so much that I then decided to become a guide. I went to a special Guide’s Academy to study and get all required licenses.
Now, I am working as a guide for 6 years and planning to continue this profession for the years to come to acquaint my guests with our capital! Moscow has the traces from different historical epochs – and Red Square – the heart of Russia and a symbol of our nation – is surrounded with historical buildings from different centuries – starting with Kremlin Walls from the 15th century and finishing with GUM Department Store from the end of the 19th century. We can say that different epochs are embodied in the architecture at this one place!
However, my favourite place that I love to show to my tourists is Moscow Subway – a unique subway system that other countries do not have. Moscow Subway is a monument to the achievements of the Stalin’s epoch. Two subway stations I love the most – Revolutionary Square and Kievskaya – for their unforgettable decorations , mosaic panels and bronze statues. Today the subway grows together with the city and new beautiful stations appear every year. What else should I say about it? Come and see Moscow Subway yourself and I would love to accompany you!