Absence makes the heart grow fonder. -

Live all you can: it's a mistake not to. It doesn't so much matter what you do in particular, so long as you have your life. If you haven't had that what have you had? - Henry James


As the most famous and as the largest city in Russia or the former Soviet Union, this city in the western central area of European Russia has a long and rich history. A population of 8 - 10 million (figures differ) reside within 994 square kilometers or 398 square miles.

Founded in 1147 by Prince Yuri Dolgoruki on the outskirts of Suzdar Principality, evidence has been found of 3,000 year old settlements within the city. Moscow was the capital of Russia from the latter part of the 15th century until 1713 when Tsar Peter The Great relocated it to St. Petersburg. However, in 1922 it once again became a capital but this time of the Soviet Union and then of Russia in 1991. The 850th anniversary was observed in 1997 with a large celebration.

People all over the world know of the Kremlin but many do not know that the New Kremlin walls have been in existence since 1485 or that a huge fire burned much of the building in 1737. A few of the other world famous institutions and sites include St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow (completed in 1560), Cathedral of Christ The Savior (completed 1883) Moscow State University (opened in 1755), the Bolshoi Theater (opened in 1824), the Moscow Theatre (1898), and the beautiful Moscow Metro subway (completed in 1935).

The following is a list of sites describing the city of Moscow. We hope this list will continue to grow as more communities become represented on the World Wide Web so please be sure to let us know if you are aware of any other sites.

  • 10 Months in Russia -- A Cruise on the Volga -- Moscow *

    Information, a map and several pictures from Michael Scott's "10 Months in Russia".

  • A Journey to Moscow *

    The Moscow City Tourist Office has presented lots of information for those interested in what has and what is going on in Moscow.

  • Germi - The Golden Ring *

    The Travel Agency Germi provides photos and brief descriptions of ancient towns and cities that comprise the "Golden Ring" - Vladimir, Suzdal, Ivanovo, Kostroma, Yaroslavl, Rostov Veliky, Pereslavl-Zalesky, Sergiev Posad and Moscow.

  • Hospitable Kolomenskoye *

    A description of this former a tsar estate in the city is provided by the Tourist Newspaper.

  • K-Photo: Moscow *

    Most of these beautiful photos are of Moscow and the surrounding area.

  • Kremlinkam *

    Get refreshed views of the Kremlin and surrounding areas. Pictures are updated every 60 seconds and an image archive.

  • Lonely Planet Destination: Moscow *

    History, attractions (including those "off the beaten track"), entertainment info and a slide show of the city are components of this site.

  • Look => Moscow Today *

    Eight different views of Moscow are refreshed regularly.

  • Moscow *

    A short description and a few photos are provided by Inna Travel.

  • Moscow -- Encarta Concise Enclyclopedia Article *

    This online encyclopedia provides a descripton of the city.

  • Moscow 850 *

    Photos, a timeline for the last 850+ years of Moscow history, resources and lots of other information about this old city.

  • Moscow As I See It *

    Gleb Zverev has put together a wide variety of photos of life in Moscow.

  • Moscow Bureau of Voyage - Moscow *

    This site gives brief histories and photos of major sites in Moscow.

  • Moscow City Hall *

    The mirrored server outside of Russia is http://www.mos.orc.ru/ for the official server of the Mayor's office.

  • Moscow Guide *

    Entertainment, culture, shopping, business, sports, traditions - anything you want to know about this area is provided on this Official Tourist Site of the Moscow Government.

  • Moscow Metro *

    A detailed history and information about Moscow's underground, including a map of the stations and a list of fare prices since 1935. (Russian only)

  • Moscow Regional Monuments *

    A description and photo of the New Jerusalem Museum is provided by the Tourist Newspaper.

  • Moscow, the capital of Russia *

    A short description and several pages of pictures of the capital are provided by Sergei Naumov, author of the famous Dazhdbog's Grandchildren.

  • Moscow: Weather *

    The 4 day forecast for the Moscow region.

  • NUPI Centre for Russian Studies Database - Moscow *

    Facts, statistics and information about the government of this federal city.

  • Paratype Moscow *

    Camera views from Paragraphs office located on one of seven Moscow's hills.

  • Pictures from Moscow *

    RusPhoto provides a large variety links to photos of Moscow and the surrounding region including personal photoalbums. Get an overview of the city.

  • Places of Interest in Moscow *

    Information about the Moscow the Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy is provided by the Tourist Newspaper.

  • Red Gate Web Cam *

    A view that can be refreshed from the 13th floor of the Krasnye Vorota (Red Gate) is presented along with an archive of other views from Moscow.

  • Russian at UTEP *

    The Russian Language Program at the University of Texas, El Paso is described along with information. In addition, there are some beautiful photographs of Moscow.

  • State Kremlin Palace *

    Located in the center of Moscow, this hall is the home of the Kremlin State Ballet. Art exhibitions, concerts, receptions and other forms of the arts are also ongoing at this large building. Conferences, meetings and congresses also take place here. (Alternate URL)

  • SunSITE Russia: the Moscow Guide *

    An overview of the city, reference information, a photo gallery and information about churches and cloisters are presented by the SUN Site of the Computer Science Department at Moscow State University.

  • The State Museum of History *

    Information about and photos of the recently opened The State Museum of History is provided by the Tourist Newspaper.

  • UNESCO - Church of the Ascension, Kolomenskoye *

    A description and photos of this World Heritage site near the city of Moscow.

  • UNESCO - Kremlin and the Red Square *

    A description and photos of this World Heritage site.

  • Welcome to Moscow *

    History, culture, leisure, entertainment, sports, business, science and more are presented on this site.

  • [English] [Russian TRANS | KOI8 | ALT | WIN | MAC | ISO5]

    F&P Home ° Comments ° Guestbook

    1996 Friends and Partners
    Natasha Bulashova, Greg Cole
    Please visit the Russian and American mirror sites of Friends and Partners.
    Updated: 2000-04-

    Please write to us with your comments and suggestions.

    F&P Quick Search
    Main Sections
    Bulletin Board
    Chat Room
    F&P Listserver

    Life & Family

    Life in America

    Life in Russia/NIS
    Communities In Russia
    Global Russian Communities

    Community Corner
    Family Chat Corner
    Hobbies & Interests
    Home Pages
    Kid's Corner
    Non-Profit Organizations
    Other Life & Family Issues
    Women's Issues

    ©1996 Friends and Partners
    Please write to us with any comments, questions or suggestions -- Natasha Bulashova, Greg Cole


    Rebuilding Bosnia . . .



    This is a part of the world in which Americans and Russians (and many other nations) have been working closely together - trying to help rebuild this war torn country. F&P hosts Jay Craig's, "The Bosnia Network" describing their efforts to rebuild through urban design.