Moscow Botanical Garden (early September)
The Tsytsin Main Moscow Botanical Garden was founded in April 1945, and claims itself to be the largest botanical garden in Europe. It covers a territory of approximately 3.61 km² and contains a live exhibition of more than twenty thousand different species of plants coming from various parts of the world.
A.P. Chekhov lived at Melikhovo from 1892 to 1899, and not only wrote somw of his most famous works there (the short story Chamber No. 6, and the plays The Seagull and Uncle Vanya), but also worked as a village doctor, laid a telegraph line, and built several schools. Amazingly beautiful place!
A.P. Chekhov wrote one of his most famous plays The Seagull at this small and cosy-looking blue house in 1895.
A school which was built by Chekhov in Melikhovo.
Beautiful sunset at the Sadki estate in Chekhov
Moscow Botanical Garden (late September)
VDNKH Exhibition Center
Serednikovo estate located in Moscow suburbs represents Russian neoclassical architecture of the 18th century. The estate is surrounded by a magnificent garden with round pond and canals. Serednikovo is a place where Mikhail Lermontov (1814-1841), one of the greatest and most famous Russian poets, used to spend summer holidays.
Moscow Botanical Garden (October)
Kuskovo museum complex in Moscow is a summer estate of the Sheremetev family built in 18th century and includes Summer palace, Grotto, Italian house, Kuskovo Church and Tower bell, Hermitage in English landscape garden, the Dutch house and Orangeries. Grotto pavilion was constructed between 1755 and 1761 and was intended to represent the palace of the King of the Seas. Interior was made of whorled seashells of 24 different types which were delivered from the Mediterranean, Red, Black seas, the Sea of Japan, and reservoirs of the Moscow region.
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Moscow Botanical Garden (November)
Church of the Holy Trinity in Ostankino
The first wooden Trinity Church was built in 1585 and was destroyed in the Time of Troubles. In 1625-27 Prince Cherkassky built a new wooden church. In 1692 a stone church in the name of the Trinity was build which with some modifications survives to this day.
Abramtsevo Museum Reserve is one of the most famous art museums in Russia. The history of Abramtsevo is associated with the names of artists Segey Aksakov, Viktor Vasnetsov, Mikhail Vrubel, Ilya Repin, Vasiliy Polenov, Valentin Serov and Savva Mamontov. Dozens of paintings which are internationally treasured now were created there. Abramtsevo was founded in 18th century.
The architectural gem of Abramtsevo is the Church of the Savior (Церковь Спаса Нерукотворного Образа), built by architect Pavel Samarin, according to designs by the artists Victor Vasnetsov and Vasily Polenov.
The “Slovo” exhibition centre
The “Slovo” exhibition centre for Slavic Writing is a unique museum and educational complex for people interested in Russian language, architecture, culture and history. Here you can learn how Russian writing is evolving, what role it plays in the lives of different nations.