Moscow's night life is legendary. The Russian capital's clubs and bars have a worldwide reputation for the most over-the-top decor; the most expensive drinks; the scariest bouncers with the toughest face control; the most cutting edge bands; the wildest partying crowd; and, of course, the most beautiful women in the world.
If Moscow does not yet have a reputation as an international culinary destination, it is only because the cost-to-value equation Ч the bane of the capital's existence Ч is still out of kilter. Dining out still costs too much, and the service is still not universally high quality. But restaurant ambiance and decor gets five stars, and the food is good to great and getting better every day.
Moscow may be closer to the polar circle than to the equator, the air quality might be bad, and courtyard and squares are more likely to be car parks than leafy havens. But for all that, the Russian capital is a remarkably green city with huge swaths of parks and recreation areas for adults and children. And the good news is that they are getter better, cleaner and cheaper all the time.