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Living in Moscow, Russia:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Moscow, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked seven people living in Moscow what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:

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Being the capital of Russia and a megacity, Moscow is rated one of the most expensive cities in the world.

Moscow is a very large and beautiful city. It is divided into several areas and each of them is special. The closer the house is to the center, the more expensive the accommodation and food there. There are many parks in Moscow where you can walk, ride bicycles and there are various goodies. Every tourist who comes to Moscow is simply obliged to take a walk along Arbat Street.

Moscow is very busy and due to the constant road congestion, it takes a long time to travel by car. Since my city is a megacity the apartment prices are higher in the centre than closer to the suburbs. Despite traffic and the dense population, there are a lot of green areas and parks all around the city.

Any traveler to the capital of Russia, no doubt, will visit the Red Square. It is the most notorious place in the country, mainly because it is the official residence place of any Russian President and because of the famous Saint Basil cathedral, with its colorful domes. I would strongly recommend to also visit Metro/Subway stations as some of them are masterpieces in terms of architecture and design. Any park will also be a must spot to have a pleasant time- they are all quite big, with massive greenery (spring-summer time) and lots of activities to engage.

Thembelani, says: 2020

Moscow is a big, beautiful City. It is full of tourists. It is not as bad, as people consent it to be. It is full of beautiful trees. Moscow, is full of international universities. Although, it’s an amazing city, it is quite expensive. Not only it is expensive, but consists of competitive workforce. International students struggle to meet the living exceptions.

Moscow is overcrowded. People are always in a hurry. It is easy to find a job in Moscow. There are always traffic jams. There are a lot of cafes, shops, restaurants there. You can do different sports activities there. It is hard to find a parking space in the city center.

Moscow is a beautiful and rather comfortable city, but the weather can be rather unwelcoming. During Autumn, the vast majority of days are cloudy and bleak. Winter is full of furious snowstorms and ends very late into the year, and Summer often alternates between scorching sun and pouring rain daily. The only comfortable season is Spring. Spring in Moscow tends to be sunny but cool, and it always brings out the beauty of the city’s parks. Unfortunately, Moscow’s Spring only lasts about a month, before being replaced by the Summer’s wild mood swings.

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