Forget the outdated stereotypes – Moscow has shaken off its dowdy old Soviet image. Now the Russian capital is a glitzy metropolis that’s more bling than bread lines. A huge, sprawling city, it has history and sights galore – and great distances to traverse if you want to see it all.
The population of 12 million always seems to be in a hurry to get somewhere, so your sightseeing might be slowed by the crowds on bustling streets, hectic subways and round-the-clock traffic jams. Narrowing the sights down is no easy task, but here’s a list of essentials to put at the top of your list.