Sights in Dorogomilovo district

Around Kutuzovsky Prospekt

Hotel Ukraina

  • 2/1c1 Kutuzovsky Prospekt
  • Kievskaya, Smolenskaya

The Hotel Ukraina is now officially known as the Radison Royal Hotel Moscow and is one of the Seven Sisters - the seven gothic Stalin-era skyscrapers located around the city.  The hotel was built between 1953 and 1957.  It has 34 floors and, if you include its spire, stands at 206 metres tall.    The hotel was renovated between 2007 and 2010, upon which it reopened as a luxury five-star hotel. Read more »

Kievsky Railway Station

  • 1 Ploschad Kievskogo
  • Kievskaya

Located immediately next to Ploschad Yevropy (Europe Square) is Kievsky Railway Station, one of Moscow's nine railway stations. As its name suggests, trains heading to Ukraine and beyond leave from Kievsky Railway Station as well as trains to Kaluga and Bryansk. Aeroexpress trains to Vnukovo Airport also leave from here.  The station itself was built between 1914 and 1918 in and includes a 51 metre clock tower. Read more »

Moscow Hero City Monument

  • Ploschad Dorogomilovskaya Zastava
  • Kievskaya, Vystavochnaya, Delovoy Tsentr

Further down Kutuzovsky Prospekt, at the spot where Ulitsa Bolshaya Dorogomilovskaya ends, is Ploschad Dorogomilovskaya Zastava (Dorogomilovskaya Outpost Square), which was where  Moscow's western gates were once located.  Today the square is decorated with the Moscow Hero City Monument, which figures an obelisk flanked by sculptures of soldiers on guard duty.  The monument was unveiled in 1977 on the 32nd anniversary of the end of the Second World War.  The front of the obelisk is… Read more »

Pyotr Bagration Monument

  • 23A Naberezhnaya Tarasa Shevchenko
  • Vystavochnaya, Delovoy Tsentr, Kievskaya, Kutuzovskaya

Situated in the park outside the Tower 2000 skyscraper is a statue of Pyotr Bagration, a hero of the 1812 war against Napoleon.  The statue was unveiled in 1999 and depicts Bagration on horseback.  Behind the statue is the Bagration enclosed pedestrian bridge which doubles up as a shopping centre.  The bridge crosses the River Moskva over to Moscow City (the Moscow International Business Centre) and to Vystavochnaya/Delovoy Tsentr metro station. Read more »

Valentina Grizodubova Monument

  • outside 36c14 Kutuzovsky Prospekt
  • Kutuzovskaya, Park Pobedy

Valentina Grizodubova was one of the Soviet Union's first female pilots who also held several records in the sphere of aviation.  She saw action during the Second World War and became one of the first women to be awarded the title of  Hero of the Soviet Union. Grizodubova also served as a member of the commission set up to investigate Nazi war crimes.  In 2000 this monument of her was unveiled outside the research institute where she worked after the war. Read more »

Yanka Kupala Monument

  • 28 Kutuzovsky Prospekt
  • Kutuzovskaya

Located in the small park near to where Kutuzovsky Prospekt crosses the Third Ring Road is a statue of Ivan Lutsevich who was better known by his pen name of Yanka Kupala.  Kupala was one of the greatest poets and writers in the Belarusian language.  He was born in 1882 outside Minsk and died in 1942 under mysterious circumstances just down the road at the Hotel Ukraina.  According to the official version he fell down the stairs, but others have not ruled out suicide or even murder… Read more »

Around Park Pobedy Metro Station

Battle of Borodino Museum-Panorama

The Battle of Borodino Museum-Panorama was opened in 1962 to mark the 150th anniversary of the most significant battle during Russia's war against Napoleon.  However the diorama itself was created by Russian panoramic painter Franz Roubaud in 1912 on the 100th anniversary of battle.  In addition to the wonderful panorama the museum also details the course of the war with Napoleon and the personalities involved.  There is free admission to the museum on the third Sunday of the month… Read more »

Victory Park

  • Ploschad Pobedy, Kutuzovsky Prospekt
  • Park Pobedy

One of the main sights in the west of Moscow is Victory Park (Park Pobedy) which is located on what is known as Poklonnaya Gora (Submission Hill) as historically this was where guests coming to Moscow from the West were expected to bow down (poklonitsya) and pay homage.  It was also where Napoleon waited in vain to be handed control of the Kremlin by the Russians after capturing the city.  Although the park is in honour of the Soviet victory in the Second World War, it was only… Read more »