BETWEEN PAST AND FUTURE
The hunt for hard currency or doing business with foreigners
These days you can change rubles to foreign currency just about anywhere in Russia.
Pioneer of civilized business in Moscow
What do Moscow and Scotland have in common? Quite a lot. In any case, Scots have played no minor role in the Russian capital’s history.
Water for the Russian Tsar
The first water supply system in Moscow was built at the end of the 15th century thanks the Italian architect Pietro Antonio Solari
Onward... into the Middle Ages!
“There is no other city in the world that is changing for the best as quickly as Moscow is today,” says Jan Gehl, a professor of design and architecture from Denmark.
Foreign doctors for Russian Tsars
Here is an interesting historical fact: Russian monarchs frequently trusted foreigners with their health. Why? Foreign doctors were through to be more skilled, and the fact that they didn't speak Russian well meant that they couldn't take part in palace intrigues!
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