Lesnoe Ozero Blog

Thank you for visiting the blog for Lesnoe Ozero, the Russian Language Village. Subscribe here to receive notification of new blog posts in your inbox. 

To view photos from our summer sessions, please visit our Flickr account  & visit our YouTube channel to see our videos!

Cabin Spotlight: Moscow

Published: October 1, 2019

This month, our cabin spotlight is Moscow!

The Moscow building at Lesnoe Ozero is home to Третьяковская Галерия (Tretyakov Gallery, a space for arts and crafts), библиотека (library, where villagers can read a variety Russian books), and Большой Театр (Bolshoi theater, one of our many study and performance spaces at Lesnoe Ozero). This building is named after Moscow, the capital of Russia. With 20 million residents, Moscow is not only the most populous city in Russia, it is also the largest and most populous city on the European continent. Moscow is located on the Moskva River in northwestern Russia and is home to many of Russia’s most famous landmarks, including Красная Площадь (Red Square) and Московский Кремль (the Moscow Kremlin), among many others. Moscow is famous for its expansive metro system, which is the busiest metro system in Europe, and which, like the above ground road system, generally consists of rings surrounding the Kremlin and roads, which radiate out from the center, intersecting those rings. Moscow is also a cultural capital, home to world-renown cultural organizations such as Tretyakov Gallery, Bolshoi Theater, and the Mosfilm Studio. It is also the birthplace of important Russian figures such as Alexander Pushkin, Mikhail Lermontov, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, among many others.