Despite Putin, Moscow Remains a Fascinating Destination

There are some cities around the world immediately identified by a structure of such iconic status it personifies the country as much as its location. The Taj Mahal represents India as much as Agra. The Forbidden City, albeit a complex of structures, is Beijing and can only be China. Jørn Utzon’s Sydney Opera House, arguably the most popular single identifiable piece of architecture of the last century, is equally a symbol of Australia.
St Basil’s Cathedral
I will never forget the first time I saw another city icon, St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow. This compact Orthodox church with its multi-coloured onion-domed roof

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