You can easily overdose on Moscow's sights and attractions - pace yourself by checking out the unmissables.
Metropol Hotel, the setting for Amor Towles' novel A Gentleman in Moscow, is just as readers might imagine.
The city's new arts districts are revolutionary.
Famous for its elegant and ample stations, the Moscow subway is among the cleanest and most efficient in the world.
Enjoying Russia's capital, a huge, dynamic city of 12.5 million people, can take a bit of work. But if you're willing to put in the effort, the rewards are abundant.
Decisions, decisions. It's a big world out there, and it's begging to be explored. The question is: where do you go next?
It doesn't seem so long ago that the Russian capital, mighty, mysterious, brutal, was out of bounds for the ordinary traveller.