Moscow: The Real McCoy Bootlegger’s Bar & Club

Styled after the 1920’s Prohibition Era in the United States, the Real McCoy is a favorite haunt of expats and tourists alike. The bar was named after the expression “The Real McCoy,” a saying that evolved to describe the non-imitation liquor smuggled into the US by the infamous rum runner William McCoy. The bar caters […]

NYC’s Nutcracker Ballet and the Christmas Holiday

The origin of the Nutcracker, a classic Christmas Story, is a fairy tale ballet in two acts centered on a family’s Christmas Eve celebration. Alexandre Dumas Père’s adaptation of the story by E.T.A. Hoffmann was set to music by Tchaikovsky and originally choreographed by Marius Petipa. It was commissioned by the director of Moscow’s Imperial […]

Moscow: St. Basil’s Cathedral on Red Square

Commissioned by Ivan the Terrible in the 16th century, St. Basil’s consists of nine chapels built on a single foundation. The most impressive and recognizable feature of the cathedral is its brightly colored domes. Its irregular shape and iconic colors create an effect that makes the cathedral seem as if it were popping out of […]

Moscow’s Cat Theater

A full length theater performance delivered by cats, yep, an entire cast of cats! Performances by the Moscow Cat Theater generally run over an hour and feature performances by a rotating ensemble of about 100, formerly stray, now fantastically trained circus cats. Created by Yuri Kuklachev, who was trained at a Russian clown school, the […]

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