Monowara Begum Moni from Germany
At last, I have visited that place, which I have seen very often on TV, the colourful Onion Doms of Moscow. Its name is St. Basil`s Cathedral, an icon of Russia. Its onion- domes have survived centuries of war, fire and revolution. Nevertheless, to say it has aroused my interest to go over there. Sometimes a long-felt dream comes true and it was! Actually, I went to Lomonosov State University to present my research paper, which is just opposite to the Kremlin wall.
As I saw for the first time the colourful Doms, very closely, on which I dreamed for a long time, it was really amazing!
The words like Tsar, Communism, Bolshevism, Rubel, Perestroika, (refers to a series of political and economic reforms), glasnost (openness) is associated with Russia.
the wide-ranging ten lanes street, big housing buildings, make Moscow one of the most attractive cities in the world. The beautiful lighting jewellery makes Moscow nightlife very romantic.
The Kremlin (means “Fortress inside a city”) is a fortified complex at the heart of Moscow overlooking the river to the south, Saint Basil`s Cathedral and Red Square to the East and the Alexander garden to the west. It includes five places for cathedrals and the enclosing Kremlin Wall with Kremlin towers.
The complex now serves as the official residence of the Presidents of the Russian Federation and a museum.
Famous Gum is the shopping centre mall across Red Square. Directly opposite the Lenin Mausoleum, on the eastern side of the square, lies the building which houses Russia's most famous shopping mall – the State Department Store, GUM. Since the fall of communism, several other shopping centres and hypermarkets have sprung up to rival it in prestige, but GUM retains its status as a consumer Mecca for visitors to Moscow.
Moscow, the cosmopolitan capital of Russia, is located in the west of the country and is crossed by the Moskva River.
The French troops who occupied Moscow in 1812 used the church for stables and looted anything worth taking.
Best panoramic city—night Moscow. Taxi is the cheapest transport in the world.
Driving in Russian a street is a wonderful feeling. The luxury cars of the world are running through the streets. Besides the streets, the Metro with 240 stations in Moscow provides a long underground transport. During the peak hours, Metro Trains run every five minutes. Smoke or Alcohol drink is strictly forbidden here. With the flame of globalization, Moscow is covered with capitalism. I could not trace any sign of communism. It’s the reality.
Big apartments around the city are developing further in the traditional old cities. In the city centre, new parks, infrastructure and freshly decorated historical monuments are the most visible signs of renewal.
By the mid-1980s, with the weaknesses of its economic and political structures becoming acute. Mikhail Gorbachev embarked on major reforms, which led to the overthrow of the communist party and the breakup of the USSR, leaving Russia again on its own and marking the start of the history of Post-Soviet Russia. The Russian Federation began in January 1992 as the legal successor to the USSR. Russia retained its nuclear arsenal but lost its superpower status. Scrapping the socialist central planning and state ownership of property of the socialist era.
As Eifel tower is a symbol of France, London eye of UK, or the Statue of Liberty of America, there lies some unpleasant stories. Beneath Paris’ City Streets, there’s an Empire of Death Waiting for Tourists.
More than 200 miles of tunnels is just under the City of Lights—some lined to the ceiling with skulls and bones.
Legend held that Tsar Ivan blinded the architect of St. Bali`s Cathedral so that he could not re-create the masterpiece elsewhere. Moghul King Shah Jahan cut the arms off of his workers after building the Taj Mahal in India. What shines is not gold?
(Monowara Begum Moni, the special correspondent of GreenWatch Dhaka, based in Germany, has written this piece after her recent visit to Moscow)
Monowara Begum Moni from Germany