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Starting naturally in Moscow's heart at historic Red Square, with St Basil's bizarre technicolour cathedral; Lenin's dull Mausoleum (tomb) - where you can see his shrivelled corpse (not Monday or Friday); the Kremlin, a famous political complex that occupies one side of the square and offers a collection of magnificent palaces, churches and the ultimate in jewellery collections - including Fabergé eggs - at the Armoury Chamber.
Opposite the Kremlin is the old GUM shopping centre, now an attractive and busy upmarket shopping precinct.
Away from Red Square, take a substantial walk west or hop the metro to Arbatskaya station for a fun and productive stroll along Arbat pedestrian street, with many and varied sights around.
North of the centre is VDNKh, once a state-of-art Russian goods exhibition, now more of a cheapo flea market but still set in grand Soviet style and worth an hour or two.
Southwest of the Kremlin is Moscow's Gorky Park, a riverside rest-cure that provides fresh air and an amusement centre in the summer and outdoor ice skating in winter.
Nearby is the famed Tretyakov Gallery and a superb collection of Russian icons.
Among other attractions are the Novodevichy Convent, KGB Museum and the Grand Kremlin Palace.
Otherwise the best things any tourist can do are ride the magnificent Moscow metro, jumping off at random chandeliered and muralled stations, or simply stroll the streets, absorbing the chaos and contrasts of this great city.