Sparrow Hills, Moscow


This name was given to the high wooded right bank of the Moskva River. In the vast green area on the mountain slopes there is a park, a favorite place of summer rest for the Muscovites. The name of the place originated from the village of Sparrow existed there in the Middle Ages. There, on Sparrow Hills, there are the buildings of the Presidency, a number of institutions of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Moscow State University with one of the Seven Sisters in the middle. There is also a viewing platform overlooking the magnificent panorama of the city.