About Moscow

Moscow is the capital city and the most populous federal subject of Russia. The city is a major political, economic, cultural and scientific center in Russia and in Eastern Europe.

Moscow is situated on the Moskva River in the Central Federal District of European Russia making it the world's most populated inland city. The city is well known for its unique architecture which consists of many different historic buildings such as Saint Basil's Cathedral with its brightly colored domes. With over 40 percent of its territory covered by greenery, it is one of the greenest capitals and major cities in Europe and the world, having the largest forest in an urban area within its borders—more than any other major city—even before its expansion in 2012.

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Guest Photographer feature:
“Discover Moscow through Andrey Ilyin’s Eyes.”

"I put together my first spherical panorama in 2004 and was completely captivated by the possibilities of this kind of photography."


andreyAndrey was born in Kazakhstan and came to Moscow in 1986 where he graduated from the Moscow Institute for Physics and Technology before becoming a freelance photographer. He has worked on assignments for the New York Times and the Chicago Tribune as well as a variety of other institutions.  Thanks to his experience in digital photography and processing of images Andrey quickly learned to make high quality panoramas.  He has made a big series of panoramas (more than 80) for a multimedia disc about the Kremlin.  From the very beginning though his work had an “ethnographic” bent, focusing on daily life rather than tourist sites.  
He worked with a variety of museums, such as the Shchusev State Museum of Architecture,  State History Museum, and photographed for the automobile industry, shooting panoramas for the auto.mail.ru site.  He also creates images for the medical and hospitality industries.  A number of his panoramas have been published on the Russia Today site, rt.com.

» More about Andrey can be found at: pano360.ru

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