Location & Directions

Mezhdunarodnaya-1 Hotel

Nearest metro: Krasnopresnenskaya, Ulitsa 1905 goda

The Hotel Mezhdunarodnaya lies in a small riverside enclave in the Krasnaya Presnya region of the city, immediately adjacent to the World Trade Center. Built in the late 1970s by Armand Hammer, founder of Occidental Petroleum and long time business collaborator with the Soviet Union, the glass and concrete Center was one of the earliest manifestations of Western business culture in Russia. Just across the park from the hotel and the Trade Center stands the Sadko Arcade, notable as one of the first shopping malls to be built in Moscow. Just a few minutes walk to the east of the hotel stands the enormous marble facade and gilded clock of the Russian Government building, or Moscow White House. Recognizable to CNN watchers worldwide as the setting for the dramatic anti-Gorbachev putsch of August 1991, which led to the ultimate toppling of Soviet Power, the White House was again the scene of dramatic events in October 1993 when conflict between President Yeltsin and the Russian Parliament led to a presidential order to shell the White House and its deputies into submission. Just round the bend in the river and a short distance from the Mezhdunarodnaya towers the enormous glass-fronted facade of the Mayor's Office building, which also played a bloody role in the dramatic events of 1993.

Within a 5-minute walk of the hotel is the beautiful Vagankov Cemetery, dating from 1771 and almost as prestigious as the Novodevichy Graveyard. Featuring some beautifully sculptured headstones, the cemetery is resting place to many of Russia's most celebrated names, including the maverick actor, poet and drunk Vladimir Vysotsky, whose melancholy ballads and lyrics have become part of the national consciousness, and the striking poet Sergei Yesenin, whose final verse was written in his own blood just before he hanged himself in a hotel room in St. Petersburg.

Just across the river from the Mezhdunarodnaya, guests will find the chic shopping boutiques and salons of Kutuzovsky Prospect and the busy commercial centers of Novy Arbat Street. Moscow's busy Sheremetyevo International Airport is a 40-minute drive from the hotel and the nearest Metro Station, "Ulitsa 1905 Goda", is just a 10-minute walk away.

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