Hello! Ready for a third day in Moscow? I’m full of plans, stay with me. With this ticket, I can use the City Sightseeing bus for two days. So, I’ll jump on board do to a few things I missed yesterday. The Bolshoi Theater! Home to the biggest ballet company in the world and also the pride of the nation. This is the building that appears in the
100 ruble banknote. I just discovered something totally by chance. I was here at the door and then someone arrived and put this wristband on me, and then I discovered that this is a number for the cashier when it opens, so that you can be one
of the first in line to buy the ticket for a tour inside. Well, I was not really planning
the tour, but as I was invited like this, why not? [Tour guide] The first building was destroyed by fire, and there were lots of fires in the
history of Bolshoi Theater It’s believed that this effect is achieved by air fills Wow! The word “Bolshoi” means “big” in Russian. Rehearsal. These are places where people can watch standing. Tickets for students starting at 100 rubles. Costume from the Swan Lake ballet. Unlucky yesterday, lucky today, huh? It’s so interesting because the entire theater is decorated with symbols representing the monarchy. When Bolsheviks took power they removed all that and replaced with communist symbols. But with the end of the Soviet Union, now it’s back to how it used to be before. And sorry about the noise, there is constrution everywhere here. Right over there, a building that doesn’t have such a happy history. You can’t come to Moscow and don’t think about the 20th century history here, right? This was the headquarters of the KGB, the main security agency for the Soviet Union. A lot of people were tortured here. Today I’m in a hurry and I only have time for McDonald’s. I love that touchscreen, you put that in English and you’re gonna get exactly what you ordered, no problems with translation. Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, this is the tallest Orthodox Christian church of the world. This cathedral here has an interesting story.
It was build as a way to thank God for saving Russia from Napoleon. Then came the Bolsheviks and
they demolished the church. The idea was to build a Soviet palace here,
but it never happened. With the end of the Soviet Union, it was rebuilt. I’d love to go visit this church but I arrived in the moment when the relics of a very important saint in the Orthodox Church
are on display inside, so there is a five hour queue. In addition to the buses, here in Moscow there are
hop-on hop-off boats. In certain stops you can easily transfer between both With this beautiful blue sky, of course I’m doing it. This is the Moscow River, or Moskva in Russian, the main river here in Moscow. Look at all this green! I’d have never imagined. Looks like snow, huh? But no, it’s coming from a tree. Don’t know if you guys would remember, but there was a scene in the 1980 Summer Olympics that got very famous worldwide. It was a teddy bear crying – Misha was his name, It happened right here at this stadium. This is also the main stadium of the
2018 FIFA World Cup. This statue of Peter the Great was very controversial here in Moscow, they even had lots of protests. Peter the Great was the Tsar that transformed Russia into an empire in 1721. Look at the Kremlin from here. That’s the life! From the boat we saw everybody celebrating, partying, so we got off. Let’s join the crowd! You know, I think it’s an important holiday here in Russia. Everybody carrying the Russian flag They gave me one. So let’s party! This is Gorky Park, one of the best and most popular parks in Moscow. Look at how busy it is on a Tuesday! Just north the Gorky there is another park, Muzeon, which has some unique attractions. When the Soviet Union collapsed, several of the
city’s monuments were pulled from their pedestals and basically dumped
in this statue graveyard. Various sculptures of Lenin. Did you like the video? Then leave a comment and subscribe to my channel. This was my second trip to Moscow, 11 years after the first one and it’s amazing how things changed. Today a lot more people speak English, there are menus in English for example,
and more English signs. I also thought that people are more open and friendly, I absolutely loved to be back and see all this, what about you? What did you think of Moscow? I’d love to hear.