The capital of Russia is an exciting, sparkling city which attracts visitors from all over the world. It’s a city of contrasts, where Soviet architecture mixes with fancy shops, and old Ladas and kitschy Bentleys drown in chaotic traffic. Moscow is a mixture of Asia and Europe, a quintessential combination of democracy and Soviet heritage. The city’s numerous sights, vibrant nightlife and relaxing green parks make it a wonderful holiday destination. Let’s start exploring the city with Red Square and the Kremlin. St Basil's Cathedral is the most famous Orthodox Church and one of the main attractions on Red Square, protected by UNESCO. The building is 65 metres high. For art lovers, the Tretyakov Gallery with its enormous collection of paintings is a must-see. If you travel with kids, spend a day at Moscow Zoo. It was founded in 1864 and is home to more than 8000 species, including rare and exotic animals.