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Moscow tops the main category at World Travel Awards

On 27 November, winners of World Travel Awards 2020, probably the biggest awards in the tourism industry, have been announced. For the second year in a row, Moscow topped the category "World's Leading City Destination" having upstaged London, New York, Paris, Saint Petersburg, Rio de Janeiro and other world's major cities.

This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the awards ceremony was held in the format of a live stream from Moscow. It took an hour and unveiled the winners of the major categories, including World's Leading Tourist Attraction, World's Leading Cultural Tourist Attraction, World's Leading Tour Operator, World's Leading Airline, World's Leading Resort, World's Leading Hotel.

In Grand Final 2020 of the highest-estimated World Travel Awards, the Russian capital has been nominated in seven categories. These included World's Leading Business Travel Destination, World's Leading City Break Destination, World's Leading City Destination, World's Leading Cultural City Destination, World's Leading Festival & Event Destination, World’s Leading Heritage Destination and World’s Leading Sports Tourism Destination.

The virtual awards ceremony was streamed from the Flagship Tourist Information Centre in Zaryadye Park and the Central Business Space. Video presentations of Moscow, Maldives, Saint Petersburg and other travel destinations were on display. The winners were congratulated by some reputable representatives of the travel industry and Russian and global celebrities, including director and actor Nikita Mikhalkov, opera singer Khibla Gerzmava, director of the State Hermitage Museum Mikhail Piotrovsky, chess player Sergei Karjakin, director of the European branch of the World Tourism Organization Alessandra Priante and others.

Previously, 2 November, winners of the World Travel Awards Europe 2020 were announced. Moscow topped two categories: Europe's Leading City Destination and Europe's Leading Heritage Destination.

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Moscow's quiet nook where history and fairy tale intertwine with modernity

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Izmailovo Kremlin

A journey through worlds created by classical and contemporary art,cinema and Russian folklore

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Exhibition "Russian Fairy tale. From Vasnetsov to the Present"

Stories of love in inhuman conditions

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(Not) A Good Time For Love. Love Stories of Holocaust Survivors

The imaginary border of the 16th century

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Conquest of the Kitay-gorod walking tour

Landscapes by Claude Lorrain

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Virtual tour "The Fine World of Claude Lorrain"

One of the oldest zoos in Europe

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Tours of the Moscow Zoo

One of the world's largest museums dedicated to science and engineering

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Tours of The Moscow Museum of Cosmonautics

Outstanding monument of the Soviet avant-garde

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A Neverland House.Visiting the Narkomfin Building

From the Middle Ages to the Renaissance

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Three Artists Sculpturing One Character: an Online Guided Tour

An online tour through one of the most beautiful and cozy public gardens in Moscow

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Tours and Walks in the Apothecary Garden

150 years of family history

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Exhibition tour "Family Values"

The oldest of its kind in Moscow

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Gostiny Dvor Tour

The largest public library in Russia and one of the largest libraries in the world

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Tours around the halls of Russian State Library

More than 50 of the most recognizable works of the author

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Tours of the exhibition 'Follow Me' by French photographer Guy Bourdin

Unique museum located at a depth of 7 metres

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Moscow Museum of Archaeology

From Boyars to Oligarchs

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The History of Elite Housing in Ostozhenka

The Grand Kremlin and Talyzins' Estate

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Tours around The Shchusev Museum of Architecture

The Great Moscow Circus: SyStem performance

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The Great Moscow Circus: SyStem performance

The legendary Krasny Oktyabr

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Krasny Oktyabr. Visiting the Factory Buildings and Its Roof

The largest palace and park ensemble in Moscow

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Tsaritsyno Museum and Nature Reserve

History of the Moscow region from the Stone Age to Peter the Great

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History of Moscow for Children and Adults

The Uvarov sarcophagus, named after its owner Count Sergey Semionovich Uvarov

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Virtual tour "Bacchanalia. Two Masterpieces in time"

An online tour through the museum galleries displaying the history and culture of ancient civilizations

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Virtual tour "For the pleasure of now and knowledge of then..."

The history of the world famous painting

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Virtual tour "Jacob Jordaens. The Satyr and the Peasant"

Stories of Vladimir Vysotsky's Moscow

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Stories of Vladimir Vysotsky's Moscow

The first and only state memorial Bulgakov museum in Russia

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Virtual tour of the famous revenue house at 10 Bolshaya Sadovaya (Mikhail Bulgakov Museum)

The most mysterious countries of the East

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Arts of the Far East (China, Japan, Korea)

The Architectural Styles of The City

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Moscow architectural diversity

A unique kaleidoscope of architectural styles

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Walk Around Moscow: Moscow's Iconic Buildings

The Moscow museum dedicated to the evolution theory

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Online tour "In the World of Ancient Animals"

The unique excursion to the Mayor's Office in Moscow

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Mayor's House: Mysteries of the 18th-century Palace

The models and copies of his monuments

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Tour of Sculpture Park at Zurab Tsereteli Studio Museum

Main Department Store of Moscow One of Moscow's premier emporia

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History of the GUM

The quest based on the names of the 7 most famous dogs of the Great Patriotic War

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Quest 'Tracing the Soldier's Dog'

Beautiful Architectural Ensembles, Sculptural Compositions and Picturesque Parks

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Moscow Estates

Unique online walks around the Palace

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Excursions to Petrovsky Palace

The story of the life of the writer Ilya Ilf in Moscow

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Tour of the 'Ilya Ilf, The Odessa Muscovite, A Writer with A Photo Camera' exhibition

The Great Moscow Circus: Tsarevna-Nesmeyana performance

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The Great Moscow Circus: Tsarevna-Nesmeyana performance

History of Russian Impressionism

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Author's excursion "The Traits of Russian Impressionism"

The places associated with the poet's name

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Vladimir Mayakovsky's Moscow

The history of a fragment of the historical centre of Moscow

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'Ostozhenka. A Project Within a Project' Exhibition

Where Moscow's Famous Merchants Lived

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Wlak arond Moscow: Merchant Moscow

Moscow Monuments to Space Travel and Space Pioneers

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Space Moscow

The exhibition of Soviet and Russian artist Tatiana Nazarenko's works

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Tatiana Nazarenko's personal exhibition "The Future in the Past"

An exhibition and education space dedicated to the history, present and future of the Cyrillic alphabet

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Centre for Cyrillic "Slovo" (VDNH)

The avant-garde artist who could do anything

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Curator's tour of the exhibition "Yury Annenkov. Revolution Behind the Door"

Art and culture Around Vagankovsky Hill

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Walk around Moscow: Vagankovsky Hill

The urban plans the narrow Moscow streets had to be turned into huge prospects

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Moving Buildings on Tverskaya Street tour

A sculpture by Monika Sosnowska

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Mono-tour "Monika Sosnowska. Exercises in Construction. Bending"

The tour will also discuss famous guests who have visited the house and Bakhrushin's love for ballet

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A tour of the Main House exhibition: Masterpieces of the Theatre Collection

The biography and creative path of this great 20th century poet

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Marina Tsvetaeva House-Museum

History of Moscow Boulevard

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Walk along Novinsky Boulevard

Rehearsals

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Ballet Moscow #StayHome

Moscow is a city of romance and love

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Walk Around Moscow: Romantic Moscow

A general biology exposition located in a former estate

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Tour of The Timiryazev State Biological Museum

The ceremony of the contemporary drama awards «Culmination»

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The film «Culmination»

Chaliapin House Museum

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Tours at Chaliapin House Museum

The museum in the house with a mezzanine, a 19th century historical and architectural monument

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Tours on The Museum of Vasily Tropinin and Contemporary Moscow Artists

Choice of the Russian Society of Friends of the Salzburg Festival

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"Prima Donnas"

History of the phenomenon of ballet 'Swan Lake'

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'It's Opening Night at the Theatre. Swan Lake' Tour

Stories of Soviet Moscow. Vysotki

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Stories of Soviet Moscow. Vysotki

How a swamp turned into a prestigious street

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Walk along Spiridonovka Street

History of the Middle Yauza River area during the 17th–20th centuries

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Lefortovo History Museum

Russian applied and folk art of the 17th – 21st centuries

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The All-Russian Decorative Art Museum

To meet characters from Bulgakov's novels, all one has to do is to walk along the streets of Moscow

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Bulgakov in Moscow

How does it fly? How does it work, and what is it used for?

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Rockets and How They Fly

The open-air tour around the collection of more than 400 military vehicles

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Weapons of Victory

Mono-tour

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Mono-tour "Malevich. Black Square"

The History of the Main Russian Fortress

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Moscow Kremlin

The opposition of the two famous Renaissance sculptors

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Brunelleschi vs. Ghiberti: the Dawn of Renaissance

Shchepkin and Gogol. Two Geniuses

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Shchepkin and Gogol. Two Geniuses

90 Years of the Moscow Planetarium

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History of the Moscow Star House

An excursion from the Moscow Planetarium

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Tour of the interactive Lunarium Museum

Learn about the literary history of the Moscow metro

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Books and The Moscow Metro: Literary Stations of The Moscow Subway

The story of one of the painter's most famous works

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Mono-tour "Kandinsky. Composition VII"

The superiority of the spiritual over the corporeal depicted

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Virtual tour "Heaven on Earth. Byzantine Icons from Palaiologan Renaissance"

Selection of the Russian Society of Friends of the Salzburg Festival

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«Primo Uomo»

The most significant battles of the Great Patriotic War as depicted by various battle painters

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Virtual tour 'From Kursk to Berlin'

A tour through a unique diorama complex created by battle painters from Mitrofan Grekov's studio

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The War through the Eyes of an Artist

The biggest awards in the tourism industry will be announced on 27 November

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Madonna's character in various works of the Proto-Renaissance era

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Virtual tour "From the Middle Ages to the Renaissance: Madonna in Proto-Renaissance painting"

The important masterpiece of Soviet avant-garde architecture

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The Avant-Garde at Shabolovka

The theatrical traditions of Eastern countries

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World of Illusion and Beauty

A huge exhibition space dedicated to the Russian history of space exploration

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Tour of the exposition of the Cosmonautics and Aviation Centre at VDNH

History of One of the Most Beautiful Moscow Metro Stations

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The Kropotkinskaya Station

Moscow is a city of hundreds theatres

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The Five famous theaters of Moscow

You can walk along Moscow streets without leaving your home

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Walks around Moscow with Filipp Smirnov

The only state specialised museum of ancient Russian culture

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Central Andrey Rublev Museum of Ancient Russian Culture and Art

What is a funfair? It is a celebration, a carnival, fireworks of colours and emotions

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'Music Fair' Tour

Discover the Moscow of Joseph Brodsky

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Joseph Brodsky's Historic Spots in Moscow

Centuries-old culture, traditions, religious concepts

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Tour of the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Centre main exposition

The multiple works performed by Zurab Tsereteli in various techniques

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Sightseeing tour of Zurab Tsereteli Studio Museum

Things to do at VDNH on a summer day

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VDNH

Popular child's play of the Soviet era

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Exhibition "Small secrets: Digging in the Soviet Underground.1966–1985"

From expats to squatters

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Walk along Milutinsky Lane

New interesting places

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Moscow — 873

Alexander Ostrovsky referred to himself as a native of Moscow

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The excursion on Moscow in the life and writings of A Ostrovsky

'Open Storage' at the Polytechnic Museum

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The Polytechnic Museum Automobile Collection. Featured Exhibits'

Russian wooden architecture

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Kolomenskoye Museum and Nature Reserve

The world's most advanced (in terms of technical equipment) educational and entertaining astronomy centre

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Tour of the classic museum of Urania (the Moscow Planetarium)

A gallery of the world famous artist Ilya Glazunov

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Moscow State Art Gallery of Ilya Glazunov

Moscow's Space-exploration Sites

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Walk around Moscow: Space Sights

Interesting story one of Moscow streets

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Povarskaya Street: from Soviet avant-garde to Russian uzorochye style

The project focused on the people behind the rich history of the 20th-century

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Exhibition "Atelier E.B: Passer-by"

The exhibition is curated by twenty celebrities in the most different areas.

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Tour of the thematic exhibition dedicated to the museum's 20th anniversary

The tour tells the story of the New Manege building

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Online tour of the New Manege history

The History of the Chambers of the Old English Court

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The Old English Court

Tour 'Renaissance Man: Portrait Sculpture of the 15th Century'

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Tour 'Renaissance Man: Portrait Sculpture of the 15th Century'

The 40,000 names

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Direct Broadcast of the Temple of Memory

From the Center to Outskirts of Moscow

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Moscow's Rings

The story of a particular prisoner or their relatives

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The My GULAG Archive of Video Interviews

History of the ballet dancer

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The Life and Art of Galina Ulanova