53 thoughts on “Moscow from the Bird’s Sight”

  1. Isn’t there an accident on the first picture, on the right? That lorry seems to have crashed into the side barrier 😀

  2. It’s a palace of our queen!
    Well, former queen 😀 cathrin II

    I live near, and i was inside =) about 10 years ago, when nobody guard it…

  3. Yes, well, Moscow… it will always be an overgrown provincial town missing the grandeur of Sankt Peterburg

  4. Moscow looks great in summer & winter, but NOT in autumn/spring, when there’s a lot of mud! That’s our climate… 😉

  5. No bikes in russian streets?
    they are the fastest way to move around the chaotic traffic city and transport small cargo.
    here in Brazil they collaborate to a more dangerous and catastrophic transit. and also makes 30 km with one liter of gasoline.

    I know would be suicide ride an bike in the Russian winter, but common, i see no ice in these pictures…

    • а) Bikes? Firstly, not in this climate; secondly, they’re too dangerous.
      b) No ice on photos because it is summer 😉

      Sincerely yours,

      Captain Obvious.

      • read:
        “I know would be suicide ride an bike in the Russian winter”

        “in Brazil they collaborate to a more dangerous and catastrophic transit”

        Sincerely yours

        STFU

  6. I’m amazed it looks so European, don’t know why I should be but I am. All those high rise buildings are they post communism?

  7. Most of the time it’s either too cold or the streets are too wet & muddy. There are no bike lanes and drivers are rather aggressive. Enthusiasts do cycle a lot, but overall it is not a popular way of transportation.

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  9. Sankt Peterburg is the exact transliteration form Russian. Saint Petersburg is some backward dump in Florida, you anglosaxon pufter.

  10. Nice pix but a couple of questions.

    I see lots of apartments, lots of traffic on the streets, but no parking areas around the apartments. Do you have traffic congestion or just nowhere to park?

    What’s that big white building that looks like something from Disneyland?

    What a football staduim with seating only for the home fans?

    Are there NO private homes?

  11. There are no parking areas around the apartment blocks because these were built in times of USSR, when a car for personal use was something from a sci-fi movie.
    Politically aware inhabitant of worker´s paradise was supposed to use public transport.
    These ugly buildings plague each and every country formerly occupied by USSR and nobody knows what to do with them. I blame Le Corbusier for coming up with this silly idea!

    • Yes, but Le Ccorbusier was not the only one to promote huge apartment complexes. And the eastern block was not the only place to find them.

  12. The photographer’s name is Marina, not Maria.
    Also surname should probably transliterrated as Lystseva.

    And last but not least some photos are not from Moscow, but a small town nearby, Zhukovskiy.

  13. Beautiful pictures, but this is quite a nasty pollution you got there :S
    http://englishrussia.com/images/moscow_birds/43.jpg

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  16. Wow, Moscow is getting bigger and bigger. Too bad it is become one of those cities that are designed for cars, not its residents.

  17. Wow, the traffic there is almost as bad as Atlanta, but not quite. Atlanta officially has thhe worst traffic in the US, recently beating LA in terms of average commute time.

  18. There are no parking areas around the apartment blocks because these were built in times of USSR, when a car for personal use was something from a sci-fi movie.

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  20. ufff uzhazno,,,, kakoi agromniy y niechelobecheskii ngorod …. ne kracibo,,, kak vcie goroda mira… tolko mashini y balshie doma…. net chtoto kraracibo,, iskustbo niet….

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