Travel: Moscow in my heart
Moscow is the city of contradictions – old and new are constantly intermingled.
Wandering through the streets, it is possible to discover small ancient colourful churches among modern grey huge buildings.
The Red Square, the most important plaza in Moscow, takes visitors breath away – its vastness injects a feeling of powerlessness and amazement, difficultly noticeable in other architectural works.
The historical meaning – here the Russian citizens gathered, starting the Revolution which deposed the Tsar- is connected with these emotions.
But this place embodies itself strong contradictions – the Kremlin, previous headquarters of the ruling Communist Party, dominates the Southern and Western side, and it is symbol of power and political treachery, while Saint Basil’s cathedral, the most important building for Russian Orthodox Church, dominates the Eastern side, countering the material weaknesses with feelings of peace, religious faith and global love.
The metropolis mingles its two faces – the luxurious shop scattered in the elegant areas with poor outlying zones – creating an unusual melting pot for a western tourist.
The words cannot describe the beauty of Moscow completely, and visiting it is the best way to taste this mixture of aged Eastern traditions and modern Western values.