Russian Courses in Moscow
Learn to speak Russian and study the Russian writing system, the
Cyrillic alphabet, in international Russian courses in Moscow
with full cultural immersion. Surrounded by a Russian-speaking environment
you are sure to make fast progress with your Russian language proficiency.
International Russian courses are the best way to study Russian
while discovering Moscow and Russian culture in unrivalled depths.
Moscow City Guide
Russian capital city Moscow is large and chaotic, struggling
to come to terms with collapsed Communism and striving to reinvent
itself. It has been the political, administrative and symbolic centre
of Russia for more than 800 years and it has all the artefacts to
prove it. Kremlin is a sight to behold with various architectural
styles, numerous churches and uncountable art treasures. The Tzars
used it as power base. Lenin, Stalin and Gorbachev instigated their
versions of Communism from this building.
Red square and Lenin's tomb are situated next to it. Colorful
St Basil's Cathedral is one of Moscow's most famous buildings
with its nine uniquely shaped and adorned domes. It is situated
at the South of Red Square. The entire Eastern side of the square
is taken by GUM Department Store, a building in neo-Russian
style with elaborate steel and glass arcades, which housed about
1000 stores. As the interest of Communism in shopping decreased
the building was turned into an office complex. At the Northern
side of Red Square you find nightmarish former KGB building.
Moscow's metro with its elaborate design and lavish use of
marble, mosaics, sculptures and chandeliers puts many castles and
palaces to shame. Check out Tretyakov gallery with the world's best
collection of Russian art. If you want to relax amidst some green
go to Gorki Park.
Study at Moscow University
Moscow State University is the most traditional Russian university.
The campus is dominated by a Gothic skyscraper - commissioned together
with 6 others - by Stalin. The buildings are known as Seven Sisters.
The day of its foundation (12th January 1755) is celebrated till
today as National Students Day.