Central Russia or the Central Federal District is one of the seven federal districts of Russia. However, Central Russia is not in the center of the Russian land mass as one might presume, but rather in the extreme West of Russia ? in what might be called the center of historic Russia. Central Russia is made up of many cities and towns ? the most well known being Moscow.
Central Russia has a lot of treats to offer the discerning traveler. You can visit the Kremlin, Red Square, The Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, The Tretyakov Gallery and The Novodevichy Monastery ? each a feast for the eyes. There are a lot of other things to see here too, and if you’d like to spend time in a few different cities in this region, the Golden Circle is a trip worth taking.
The amazing city of Moscow has a series of circles which radiate outwards from the Kremlin. One of these circles is called the Garden Ring which is where many famous sights are situated. The Kremlin itself is a magnificent walled structure which dates back to the founding of the city in 1147 and it was the seat of government for many years. The Red Square was originally a market place but more recently has been used for parades. The nearby St Basil’s Cathedral carries the signature domed roofs of Russia and is perhaps the most famous Russian image. The Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts has an impressive collection of art from all ages ? Egyptian right through to 20th century art. Much of the art is from notable artists and the collection is definitely a gem in Russia’s crown.