Moscow is full of world brands. So if you want to go shopping, this city is what you need. Quality of service at hotels is as good as in Europe. The rate of development of all the segments of the industry meet the requirements of the metropolitan status. Moscow also has “tourist police”. Guides in a uniform show the way to museums, tell entry hours, prices for entry tickets, and the location of ticket offices.
The pointers in the centre of Moscow near the main sights such as the Kremlin, the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, on the subway, at airports, railway stations, bus terminals, plaques including the ones with the names of streets are in English.
Interesting and cognitive sightseeing tours around Moscow, available in many European languages, are in great favour among visitors to Russian.
It seems that Russians are cold at first sight. But if you ask them about the route to a sight or how to get there by public transport it will turn out that they are friendly and responsive. They are willing to help you and speak English.
To feel the atmosphere of Moscow you can spend nights in hostels which are located near the centre.
There is a useful Moscow subway guide in English which came out in 2015.
The names of some stations are dubbed in English. Trains go every 3 minutes.
The things which definitely will be convenient for foreigners in Russia are terminals (“avtomats”). They look like ATMs but offer other functions. You can pay bills without a card using them. For example, you can pay your phone bill by just putting in money.
Regular bus routes called City Sightseeing around the historic part of Moscow were launched in 2012. Also guides-volunteers will show you all sides of the city’s life.
Advanced safety precautions are taken in public places.