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What have been the highlights of your time in this country? Best trips or experiences?

Travel. Aeroflot is cheap. Learning the history, museum trips. - Oct 31, 2017
The history is amazing here. Moscow is a safe and organized city. - Sep 26, 2016
Travel in Russia and around Europe. - May 17, 2016
Taking the Transsiberian from Moscow all the way to Beijing, visiting about 12 cities and the Baikal on the way. - Sep 11, 2015
We really enjoyed going to the Tatu Military Band festival held in Red Square each September. They had a fantastic fireworks display at the end both times we attended. Also, there is a Mexican restaurant not far from Red Square, which hosts a Day of the Dead celebration each November, plus they have the best guacamole in town! We also really liked watching the Victory Day parade in May from the Consular building and later attending the Victory Day celebrations in Victory Park. - Oct 14, 2014
Broomball - an expat sport played exclusively in Moscow; cultural events; traveling throughout Europe on the many local holidays. - Nov 13, 2013
Sightseeing, museums, decent nightlife. - Jul 28, 2013
Walking around Moscow in the summertime, as there are lovely parts of this city -- but you have to look for them. Spending time in Gorky Park both in summer and in winter -- there's wonderful ice skating at Gorky, along with other parks in Moscow. We've enjoyed the cultural offerings. I've traveled quite a bit around Russia, which is a real must to get a sense of what Russia is really like. The northwestern part of Russia is especially interesting, and everyone who comes to Russia should really head to Siberia and Lake Baikal. Once you get past the often grumpy facade, Russian people are warm and more open than I had expected. Russians really know how to have a good time, that's for sure. - Jul 18, 2013
Cheap flights to Europe. We are able to get away every couple of months quite affordably and see various cities. - Jan 13, 2013
The metro! I know it sounds weird, but it is cheap and efficient and you can get around without a car. We've also taken advantage of cheap airfare to Europe to take several trips. Good street food. Interesting work - May 29, 2011
I have delighted in visiting the Kremlin, Red Square, St. Basil's Cathedral, and numerous art museums and cathedrals. - Jan 1, 2011
The nightlife, the young professional expat community, the ability to travel throughout Russia and the former Soviet Union. - Jul 31, 2010
St. Basil's and Red Square. - May 22, 2010
Visiting Sergeviy Posad, Gzhel, and some of the 'ring cities'. The ability to walk and see so much in a small area. - May 5, 2010
Discovering the live music scene, learning Russian, museums, - Feb 13, 2010
ice-skating on Red Square bathed in the Christmas lights of GUM, at the foot of St. Basil's and the Kremlin; clubbing until dawn - Jan 23, 2010