Observation Deck near the Russian Academy of Sciences

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A small deck near the Russian Academy of Sciences building opens a rare view of Moscow. It is not so much about the number of attractions as the angle of seeing them. You will see the RAS building, popularly known as the "brains," Saint Andrew's Monastery, monument to Yuri Gagarin and the stately Frunzenskaya Naberezhnaya (Frunzenskaya Embankment) on the other bank of the Moskva River from a relatively low height. Those who seek more can find a pair of binoculars and go up on the rooftop of the Academy, which gives a panoramic view of the city.