15 breathtaking PHOTOS of night time Moscow

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The Russian megapolis never sleeps and reveals many hidden beauties when it gets dark!

1. A starry night outside the city center

2. Ostankino TV Tower up close

3. The very heart of Moscow - the Red Square and St. Basil Cathedral

4. Moscow City business center (and the Moscow State University in the background) 

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6. A samovar brewing tea in Tchaikovsky cafe

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7. If the city doesn’t sleep, nor do its offices 

8. The Christ the Saviour Cathedral, Russia’s main Orthodox church

9. ‘The cathedral of science’ as it’s called in Russia - Moscow State University

10. The Shukhov radio tower, also known as the Shabolovka tower.

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11. GUM department store on Red Square has always a festive illumination

12. The Kremlin and Bolshoy Kamenny Most (Big Stone Bridge) over the Moskva river

13. A 540 meter Ostankino TV tower is actually the highest construction in Moscow - and can be seen from different ends of the city

14. Summer lightning cuts the night sky

15. Crowd gathered to watch fireworks 

Usually arranged for big holidays: Victory Day on May 9, Day of Russia on June 12, the city's birthday on the first weekend of September, New Year's and many more. 

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