Sometimes, a little, but that's not what I want to talk about (I've done that before). I thought it was timely for me to do some PR for the positives of Moscow just to counterbalance things a little. Because in fact, Moscow is not just home to my all-time favourite building, St Basil's Cathedral, it's also home to numerous other things of beauty.
One of the most surprising ones (I think) is the underground metro stations - while some are the damp, dingy places you expect, others are decorated ornately and stopping there feels like walking through a fancy art gallery. There are stations covered with stained glass, others with intricate mosaics or bronze statues, and still others that might get you confused and thinking you are actually in a grand old ballroom (like Komsomolskaya below).
|Komsomolskaya Metro Station, Moscow|
|Inside the Kremlin, Moscow|