The political, scientific, historical, architectural and business center of Russia, Moscow displays the country’s contrasts at their most extreme. The ancient and modern are juxtaposed side by side in this city of 10 million. Catch a metro from one of the ornate stations to see Red Square, the Kremlin, the nine domes of St. Basil’s Cathedral, Lenin’s Mausoleum, the KGB Museum and other symbols of Moscow’s great and terrible past, then lighten up and shop Boulevard Ring or people watch in Pushkin Square.

Catholic Cathedral of The Immaculate Conception of The Blessed Virgin Mary

The Roman Catholic Cathedral is the only place in the capital of Russia where the atmosphere of the real church and the sounds of a large pipe-organ combine. A neo-gothic “Piece of Europe” in the center of Moscow is visited annually by more than 120 000 listeners. They enjoy organ, ancient, classical, spiritual and modern music. Concerts in the Catholic Cathedral of Moscow are held in free...