I spent a few days in Moscow on my way to Kazakhstan. I loved the Red Square and especially the beautiful Saint Basil's Cathedral - it's even nicer than the phots of it. The Kremlin was closed when I visited, but I got to see Lenin's tomb.

The Memorial Museum of Astronautics is one of the best space museum I've ever seen and is full of cool space exhibits from Russia's extensive space program. The striking Monument to the Conquerors of Space located next to the museum is very cool. Another interesting site is the Bunker-42 former secret military complex that included the launch command center for nuclear warhead ICBMs. Ostankino TV Tower offers cool views of the city from 340 metres above.

All in all Moscow is nice and there's lots of stuff to do; there is greatness in this city, but do your best to avoid the roads - traffic is horrible. Even if they don't smile a lot, people were very nice and helpful, with lots of random acts of kindness towards visitors (including a cab driver unexpectedly stopping to get some ice cream - one for himself and for me). And, yes, women were indeed gorgeous.

By going to Russia I've also got to visit the largest country in the world after focusing on microstates and smaller countries in previous trips.

Additional info:
- country entry on Wikipedia
- country profile on Wikivoyage
- Moscow entry on Wikivoyage

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