Moscow, the capital

Photos from the the capital of Russia, celebrating the space race, architectural grace, and its ever-growing consumer base.

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A relief of Yuri Gagarin and the scientists who made spaceflight possible at the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics.
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A larger-than-life statue of Yuri Gagarin, first man in space, beside a model of Sputnik, first man-made object sent into space.
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A twist on the traditional Matryoshka at the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics.
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The top of the monument at the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics.
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Spasskaya Tower on the Red Square, one of the ceremonial entrances to the Kremlin.
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Workers assemble scaffolding to prepare for an event in the Red Square.
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The State Historical Museum on the Red Square
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A waxing moon over Moscow’s downtown and the Kremlin.
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Men construct a new bridge across the Moskva River, causing traffic delays.
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A man jogs through a construction zone while on his cell phone.
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A view down the escalators of the Metro.
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GUM, the historic shopping mall on the Red Square, is conveniently located across the way from Lenin’s mausoleum.
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Odd Matryoshkas for sale at a souvenir shop on the promenade.
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A man sweeps the promenade in front of a summer display, part of a month-long festival celebrating artisinal jam and honey.
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Tourists take photos of their ice cream in front a fountain in GUM.
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The Moskva and Cathedral of Christ the Savior at dusk.

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