New Romantic: Moscow’s fairytale transformation

Moscow: a city of dense white winters, heavy furs, old wealth, vodka and exotic beauty. A country hobbled by its own history; one of revolution, war, oppression and corruption. But like the ageless characters in a children’s story book, Russia’s monumental buildings have always survived, evoking longforgotten notions of royalty and adventure, romance and fantasy, beauty and drama. Now, some of the world’s biggest names in architecture have begun to pen a new chapter in this Muscovite fairytale.