West Moscow Oblast

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West Moscow Oblast is a region in Moscow Oblast.

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  • Istra — a town famous for its New Jerusalem Monastery
  • Krasnogorsk — a small city on the Moscow River best known for its Moscow Country Club Resort and its fine classical estates
  • Odintsovo — an industrial city of 130,000; not a tourist destination
  • Vereya — inside this small historic village's kremlin is a 16th century Cathedral of the Nativity, erected in honor of the Russian conquest of Kazan
  • Volokolamsk — a historic town, home to the important Saint Joseph of Volokolamsk Monastery
  • Zvenigorod — a small town with its own kremlin, which contains the wonderfully preserved Saviour Cathedral (1399) and its interior frescoes by Russia's greatest painter Andrei Rublev, as well as the Savvino-Storozhevsky Monastery and some extravagant 19th century dachas

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  • Borodino Battlefield - one of the three major Russian Battlefields that made history.[1]

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