Revolution Force is excited to announce we’ll be traveling to the capital of Russia… that’s right! You read that correctly-We’re coming for you Moscow!
Привет, Москва! (Hello, Russia).
We’ll be attending the 2019 Moscow Affiliate Conference(MAC). This conference is expected to host thousands of the world’s biggest affiliates and advertisers and we hope to see you all there.
Our booth will be at EG12 right by the lunch bar, so you can’t miss us. Come say hi and let’s discuss offers.
The conference is over- now what?
Get outside. Moscow is packed with plenty of historical sights waiting to be seen. Here’s a few of the top places to visit:
Arguably Moscow’s most visited area, the Red Square is an iconic symbol of Russia. It was built in the late 15th century to expand the Kremlin and reflect Moscow’s growing power. Located at the very center of Moscow, Red Square accepts thousands of tourists yearly. It’s a key location in the city surrounded by other unforgettable sites, such as the Kremlin, St. Basil’s Cathedral and Lenin’s Mausoleum.
Moscow Kremlin is the most prominent active fortress in all of Europe and has been the center-point for Russia’s most crucial historical and political events. It sits on Borovitsky Hill and rises above the Moscow River. Within the Kremlin, there are five palaces, four cathedrals, and 20 towers to learn from.
Fun fact: the Kremlin holds the world’s largest bell and cannon to see.
St. Basil’s Cathedral
Domes! Beautifully, sculptured domes are featured on this cathedral. In fact the onion-shaped domes were made to look similar to the shape of a flame on a bonfire.The cathedral was built in honor of a military conquest that took place in the 1550s. Construction was finally completed in 1561. Inside the cathedral, it holds nine main chapels each consecrated in honor of a battle or event in the struggle against Kazan.
Located just steps from the Kremlin wall, the mausoleum (Lenin’s Tomb) attracts around 2.5 million visitors a year. Every year visitors come to see the legendary Russian revolutionary Vladimir Lenin.
In case you are unfamiliar with who Lenin is, Vladimir Lenin was a Russian Leader who presided over the 1st government of Soviet Russia and then that of the Soviet Socialist Republics. He was the leader of the radical socialist Bolshevik Party (later renamed the Communist Party). After the revolution, Lenin oversaw the new Soviet government that formed in Russia.
Gorky Park has become one of the city’s most “happening” places to hang out. The full name of the park is Maxim Gorky Central Park of Culture and Recreation. It was first established in 1928 and named after the Russian and Soviet writer Maxim Gorky. Several generations of Soviets have spent their weekends strolling through the lanes admiring the beauty and sculpture. Nowadays, residents spend there time riding bikes, running or participating in yoga.
Now, if you walk along the Moscow River from Gorky Park, you’ll end in one of the cities most well-known parks-Sparrow Hills. There you can look at the tallest of the seven Stalinist skyscrapers (the Moscow State University).
Moscow State University
The main building of Moscow State University is something you do not want to miss. When it was initially built, it was the tallest in all of Europe. Although it does not still hold that title, it continues to hold one title. Moscow State University is still the tallest educational building in the world.
Finally, your last stop should be Gum department store on Red Square. Gum was formerly known as the Upper Trading Rows which was built between 1890 and 1893. It later became Stalin’s office in the 1920s. This building has escaped the bulldozer three times and now homes over 200 boutique department stores. It’s a beauty you do not want to miss.
Although we’re all there for the conference, it doesn’t mean we can’t check out a few of these breathtaking places during our spare time!
Published by Lauren Van Sloten