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Mirror of Russian mentality

Rated 4.87 out of 5 from 52 reviews.Moscow, Russian Federation

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Experience hosted by Юрий

2 hours
Includes equipment
Up to 5 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We will cherish splendid Moscow architecture, while taking a deep dive into Russian mentality and inner philosophy of life, and will try to sense it through aesthetics of the buildings of various epochs. From austere early churches to imperial splendor, from frail beauty of Art Nouveau to Soviet constructivism, from bland utilitarianism of late USSR years to modern architectural insights – an unforgettable journey inside Russian soul, which, according to Winston Churchill, is "a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma".

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What's included

  • Equipment
    A set of 10-12 brand new Soviet times stamps as a souvenir.
From $13
/ person
Fri, Sep 25
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
$13 per person
$13 per person
Mon, Sep 28
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
$13 per person
$13 per person
Mon, Sep 28
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
$13 per person
$13 per person

Meet your host, Юрий

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 52 Reviews
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I was born in Moscow and love my city. I've been to 25+ countries and know well what is special about Moscow. I worked 15+ years as a graphic designer and also enjoy studying philosophy, sociology and culture. I translate American poetry into Russian as a hobby. You will definitely love Moscow and will usderstand Russian mentality better.
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Where you'll be

We will do a walking tour in the central part of Moscow. We will see architectural masterpieces belonging to various epochs. We will also enter a number of historical buildings, including Central Telegraph Building and Eliseyev Emporium (admission is always free of charge). An extensive comment will be given to all prominent buildings, explaining both historical and aesthetical aspects of the architectural style.

Rated 4.87 out of 5 from 52 reviews.

Hengameh
September 2019
Yuri was a really nice and knowledgeable guide. He was always availabe before and after booking to answer my questions and give me all necessary information. Although we all was late, he patiently waited for us. He had perfectly planned the places to visit in order and mastered the program as an expert. The explanations were really interesting and clear, matched with my previous knowledge and made it complete. At the end of the tour, he gave us so cute souvenirs which made the tour unforgettable. Thank you Yuri for accompanying us. I really enjoyed every single part.
Yuri was a really nice and knowledgeable guide. He was always availabe before and after booking to answer my questions and give me all necessary information. Although we all was l…
Jake
September 2019
I enjoyed the tour immensely, leaving with so much more knowledge of the evolution of Russian architecture. Yuri is a very kind and amiable person, knowledgeable and passionate about the topic. I would strongly recommend anyone interested in art and architecture joining his tour.
I enjoyed the tour immensely, leaving with so much more knowledge of the evolution of Russian architecture. Yuri is a very kind and amiable person, knowledgeable and passionate abo…
Hannah
September 2019
Yuri is a perfect guide, he explains everything included in the tour wonderfully with some humor and the tour route is carefully planned. It was a fantastic experience.
Svetlana
August 2019
Nous avons adoré cette visite! Yuri très cultivé, avec humour nous a fait découvrir quelques perles de l’architecture et de l’histoire! Nous avons appris des choses époustouflantes de l’époque, normalement sur la reconstitution de Tverskaya street. Nous recommandons!
Nous avons adoré cette visite! Yuri très cultivé, avec humour nous a fait découvrir quelques perles de l’architecture et de l’histoire! Nous avons appris des choses époustouflantes…
Hyunrae
July 2019
It was such a unique, interesting tour. Yuri is very kind and communicative guide. Through his explanation, We can understand various eras and architectural traits. Thank you for your hospitality
Alexander
July 2019
Jury ist ein sehr aufgeschlossener und freundlicher Mensch und spricht sehr gutes englisch. Es führt seine Gäste zu besonderen Bauwerken und erzählt spannende Geschichten zur Architektur. Man kann Fragen stellen, seine Führung hat dennoch eine klare Struktur und ist gut aufgebaut. Wir würden sie jedem empfehlen, der sich näher mit der Stadt beschäftigen möchte.
Jury ist ein sehr aufgeschlossener und freundlicher Mensch und spricht sehr gutes englisch. Es führt seine Gäste zu besonderen Bauwerken und erzählt spannende Geschichten zur Archi…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 18 and up can attend.