Russia’s vibrant capital is characterised by an intriguing blend of contrasts and contradictions. Visitors are typically surprised to find simple Bohemian beauty alongside glamourous extravagance and exquisite 16th century churches resting in the shadows of glistening modern skyscrapers. This fusion of the old and the new creates a fascinating tapestry of ancient and modern cultural treasures. While Moscow’s all-night-party scene provides unlimited opportunities for revelry, less nocturnal travellers can spend their days marvelling at the city’s array of impressive sites including St. Basil’s Cathedral, the formidable Red Square, and the 14th-century Kremlin. Culture enthusiasts are equally well sated with endless high culture. The Moscow Philharmonic, the Bolshoi Theatre, mind-blowing art exhibitions and a thriving live music scene continue to put Moscow on the cutting-edge culture map. Whether you are looking for medieval history, communist nostalgia or high-rolling glamour, Moscow has got you covered.