Book Cheap Flights to Moscow, Russia
The peak season is the summer season from June to August. It is warm and rainy at 71-76 deg F, and this setting provides a perfect backdrop to witness the Usadba Jazz Festival and Moscow International Film Festival plus other cultural attractions. It would be best to book your tickets early to avoid last minute rush and inflated prices. If you’re looking for some economical vacations here, you can opt for the winter season during November and March. Russia experiences a freezing cold and while the city’s historical monuments look even more majestic while being snow clad, you would be advised to pack extra layers of clothing. As a perk, you would enjoy lowest air fares and hotel rates during this season, and you can also enjoy Russian Orthodox New Year Celebrations.
The city is served by Domodedovo International Airport, located 26 miles from Moscow. It is Moscow's only privately owned airport, one of the three major airports in the city and one of the largest airports in Russia. It is a hub for Globus Airlines, Red Wings Airlines, RusLine, S7 Airlines, Ural Airlines, VIM Airlines and Yamal Airlines. The airport comprises of 22 jetaways and is made into two concourses, one is reserved for domestic and some former Soviet republic countries, and the other is reserved for other international flights. The airport operates a number of regular scheduled and charter services to and from Domodedovo. Domestic destinations include St Petersburg and Nizhny Novgorod. International destinations include Madrid, Istanbul, Vienna, Zurich, Geneva and Abu Dhabi.
Places of Interest in Moscow
Moscow is the capital of Russia and the world’s coldest megacity. It had hosted the 1980 Summer Olympics and would host the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The city is graffiti of a range of monuments belonging to different architectural styles- central to which is the Kremlin Square. Also of note here are the Europe’s tallest free standing structure (the Ostankino Tower) and Europe’s tallest skyscraper (the Federation Tower) and a mix of Stalinist and Renaissance monuments. The coolest way to explore this city runs through the Red Square where you can see Lenin Mausoleum and St Basil Cathedral, and less than 2 miles from it is located the 16th century Grand Kremlin Palace.
Red Square is a city square in Moscow. It assumes a pivotal position in Russian history because it is where a Victory Parade was carried out after the Second World War in 1945, four years after Nazi German forces had besieged the city. This square is surrounded by St. Basil's Cathedral, Lenin's Mausoleum, Kremlin (the official residence of the President of Russia) and State History Museum.
St Basil's Cathedral
Saint Basil's Cathedral (or the Cathedral of Vasily the Blessed) is a 16th century church in the Red Square in Moscow that was turned into a museum in 1923. Atypical of any other Russian monument, it is shaped as a colourful bonfire flame rising into the sky. Few decades ago, a hidden wooden staircase was discovered inside the cathedral that is now used to take a tour to the central church.
A Russian equivalent of the White House in the US, the Kremlin is a fortified complex that serves as the official residence of the President of the Russian Federation in Moscow. It is situated overlooking the Moskva River and is flanked by Saint Basil's Cathedral and Red Square. It includes five palaces (most famous of them being the Grand Kremlin Palace), four cathedrals, and is enclosed by Kremlin Wall.