Unique Attractions in Moscow

4 unique places to go in Moscow

Memorial Museum of Astronautics
The Memorial Museum of Astronautics is located in the basement of the To Space Pioneers memorial – a unique monument in Moscow built in honour of the first Earth satellite launch on 4 November 1964.  The idea of opening the museum was that of S.P. Korolev, the chief constructor of rocket and space systems in the USSR.  The museum exhibits include space technology items, personal possessions of Soviet spacemen, archive documents, videos and photo material, as well as numismatic, philately, deltiology and faleristics objects and works of art.

At present the Museum is opened after reconstruction.

Interactive exhibits are located in special zones, which include exercise devices identical to ones in the cosmonaut training centre, a rendock spaceship transport pilot stimulator system, a virtual International Space Station and a helicopter pilot stimulator system.  In the museum you can visit a reduced copy of tracking headquarters, where it is possible to observe the International Space Station working in real time and communicate with its crew.  There is also an interactive buran cabin with a mobility system and landscape stereo display and an interactive training classroom.  You can also request that a real spaceman join your party and guide you through the exhibition and share some interesting stories and facts about spaceman life and real space flights.  The price varies.

Former KGB headquarters
The former KGB buildings will be just in front of you if you come to Lubyankaya Square from Park Hyatt.  The main building is grey and brown Stalin's style building.  There's no more KGB nowadays, it has been renamed the FSB (Federal Security Service).  The headquarters of the FSB are inside this building.  Some people say there's a special prison under one of the buildings.

Sandunovskie Banya
Banya is a traditional Russian steam bath, where people go to wash, relax, and socialise.  Sandunovskie Banya or  Sanduny is one of the oldest and best-loved public banya in Moscow.  It is located in the very centre of the city, has separate men’s and women’s sections, as well as private rooms, beauty shops, massage rooms, and laundry rooms.

Sandunovskie Banya has a unique interior: there's a general hall and 13 rooms (for three to eight persons) all decorated in a distinct style reminiscent of Russian, Greek and Turkish architecture.

Lenin's Mausoleum
Lenin's Mausoleum, also known as Lenin's Tomb, situated in Red Square in Moscow, is the mausoleum that serves as the current resting place of Vladimir Lenin.  His embalmed body has been on public display there since the year he died in 1924 (with rare exceptions during wartime).  Aleksey Shchusev's diminutive granite structure incorporates some elements from ancient mausoleums, such as the Step Pyramid and the Tomb of Cyrus the Great.
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