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Moscow Layover Tips For Flight Attendants | WOC

Moscow Layover Tips For Flight Attendants | WOC

Moscow is a city that inspires and delights visitors with its rich history, culture and art. Be it any season, weather or time there is plenty to explore in this city. Explore the best of Moscow, with these useful tips during your layover.

What to do in Moscow for 24h to 48h

Walk at The Red Square Considered the epicentre of Russia, all of Moscow’s main streets – and Russia’s major highways – originate from here. It’s also at the heart of many of Russia’s (and the world’s) great historical events.

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St Basil’s Cathedral The most prominent building on the Red Square (and also the icon of Moscow) is the whimsical St Basil’s Cathedral, also known as the Cathedral of Vasily the Blessed. Built from 1555–1561, this world-famous landmark is now a museum that’s open to the public. Take some time to admire its eclectic design — you’ll notice its spirals and towers take the form of a flaming bonfire rising into the sky. There’s no other building in Russia that comes close to this unique masterpiece.

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The Kremlin its the historical and spiritual centre of Moscow. This was once the focal point of the Orthodox Church and also the control centre of Russian political parties.

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Stroll in Alexander Garden After you’ve filled your stomach, kick back and wander through the green space right next to the Kutafya tower. This was one of the first urban public parks in Moscow and it sprawls along the length of the western Kremlin wall, stretching 865m (2,837 ft) between Moscow Manege and the Kremlin.

Some other places to visit:

Gulag History Museum

Puskin Museum

Sanduny Banya

Lenin’s Mausoleum

Shopping in Moscow

GUM and TSUM GUM (pronounced “goom”) is one of the largest shopping stores in Moscow. Across the street is TSUM (pronounced “tsoom”), which sports a similar exterior, packed with high-end retail shops.

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Food & Nightlife in Moscow

Traditional Russian food For a taste of authentic Russian fare close to the Red Square head to The Old Tower, a classic fixture in Moscow’s dining scene and an all-time favourite of both locals and tourists. It’s located in one of the ancient towers of the Kremlin’s wall, and features windows with oak shutters, ornamental upholstery of chairs, and old photos of Russia. Don’t miss the pelemeni (handmade dumplings), pancakes, and borsch.

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Kamchatka To end the day on a different note, knock back some pints of Russian beer at Kamchatka, a cool pub located right in front of TSUM. This two-storey bar is meticulously decorated in Soviet style and its menu complements its interior perfectly. Sway to 1980s Soviet pop songs while trying some old-school Soviet fare and drinking local vodka — this place guarantees the true Russian experience.

Café Pushkin is a recreation of a 19th-century library and saloon that offers the opportunity to time travel. Its baroque-style halls are decked out in antique globes, teak book shelves, and high ceilings. For travellers who love vintage things, this will be heaven.

Krasny Oktyabr is a funky arts district in the historical centre of Moscow. Krasny Oktyabr is a former chocolate factory that has been transformed into a hip and cool area packed with trendy bars, restaurants, art galleries, and nightclubs. Some places worth hitting are the art–deco style Strelka Bar and the pumping Gipsy club.

Getting around Moscow

Explore Moscow by metro- The metro will quickly get you to any part of the city for a cheap price.  WOC Tip: one trip costs RUB 50, two trips costs RUB 100, and 20 trips costs RUB 650. There are also unlimited passes that are available – an unlimited one-day pass costs RUB 210, and an unlimited three-day pass costs RUB 400.

The metro opens at 6:00 AM and closes at 1:00 AM. We’d recommend downloading an app called Yandex Metro. It’s available in English, and the app shows you how to get from one station to another.

Flight Attendants discounts in Russia

World Of Crew gets you a few awesome deals only for cabin crews in Moscow. Have a look into these and let us know if you manage to visit them during your layover!

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Any cool experience to share in Moscow ?

How was your layover in Moscow? Did you discover any new places? If so, please do share these useful tips with your fellow cabin crew, by commenting below!

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