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Moscow


When Constantinople fell to Mehmet the Conqueror, Moscow took on the mantle of the Third Rome, and the double-headed eagle of Byzantium became the nation’s symbol. Links between Russia and Turkey, who come together around the Black Sea, have always been strong, though not always amicable, but trade and diplomacy have won through. Opulent diplomatic gifts from Ottoman Sultans can be seen in the Kremlin’s Amoury, and the Pushkin Museum glitters with the Treasurs of Priam. Today, Turkey is a favourite holiday playground for Russians, whether visiting Demre (former Myra), birthplace of St Nicholas, their patron saint, or staying at such hotels as the World of Wonder Kremlin Palace, a replica of Moscow’s most famous building, in Antalya
Getting there

Moscow is around 2hr 40min flying time from Istanbul. The city is served by three airports: Domodedovo International Airport, Russia’s largest airport, 42km southeast of the city; Vnukovo International Airport 28km southwest of the city; and Sheremetyevo International Airport, 30km northwest of the city,

Connoisseur’s Moscow

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