Varied, multi-faceted, Oriental, fantastic and mystic, Moscow fascinates with the variety of its urban tissue and the diversity of influences it enjoyed through centuries. Throughout centuries, Moscow has been playing a crucial role in the life of the country. “The whole of Russia looks at Moscow feeling it as their mother”, said Leo Tolstoy. Moscow was first mentioned in the chronicles in 1147. Its founder Yury DOLGORUKY, the prince of Suzdal, had a fortress built on the left bank of the Moskva River, now known as the Kremlin. The waves of urban development changed the city greatly, and now churches and monasteries find themselves next door to the giant “prospekts” and the skyscrapers of the time of Stalin. Walking through the old districts, carefully restored, you will share our passion for the history of this city.