From the tunnels that run beneath the bustling streets of Moscow to the rocket-packed pavilions tucked away in public parks, relics of Soviet-era Russia can be found throughout its capital. We’ll explore nuclear bunkers, visit a city devoted to cosmonautics, and stroll through Red Square, learning about the region’s political history from the revolution to the end of the Cold War. We’ll also try our hand at Soviet arcade games and chat with cosmonauts to get a sense of the daily joys, sorrows, and preoccupations of Russians under the communist regime—learning about both the Soviet era’s great achievements and reign of terror. Between deep historical dives, cosmic revelations, and sobering discoveries, we'll take some time to recharge, visiting a Russian banya, attending a classical concert, and chowing down at a popular Soviet canteen. Those wishing to continue exploring can join us for a three-day extension where we’ll delve deeper into the devastation caused by the Red Terror and head to the countryside by train.
This trip is offered by Atlas Obscura. Once you've reserved your spot, our team will be in touch to help you prepare for the trip. Please note that flights to and from Moscow are not included in the trip cost.
This trip is limited to 12 travelers.