Red Square – a centrepiece of Russian History
Moscow’s UNESCO listed Red Square has always been a special place for Russians as it’s been a central place for political and historical events throughout the times. Historically, this has been a prime venue for revolutions and wars.
Red Square is surrounded by marvellous buildings and must-see attractions, such as St. Basil’s Cathedral, the State Museum, Lenin’s Mausoleum, and the Kremlin. In other words, it is a must-see attraction when you are visiting Moscow. It is also the ideal place to start exploring from.
Parades and concerts
In the 20th century, Moscow’s Red Square was famous for its spectacular military parades and rock concerts. The first military parade was held on Red Square in November 1941, when German forces were only 50km away from Russia. The second parade, which was the victory parade after WW2, was held on 24th June, 1945. In 2000, a new parade was held in order to mark the 50th anniversary of the end of WW2. In recent years, however, military parades have been arranged more frequently.
In modern times, the Red Square has been a main venue for rock concerts, various festivals, and New Year’s celebrations and has received much global media coverage. During the past decades, it has been a concert venue for international pop stars such as Paul McCartney, Linkin Park, Roger Waters, and Red Hot Chilli Peppers and many others.
Accommodation in Moscow
After a day at Red Square and exploring other Moscow attractions, you can come back to your top-class accommodation at Radisson Blu Hotel, Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport and reward yourself with a well-deserved dinner at the restaurant, and then finish of the day with a snack and refreshment in the hotel bar.