Not a lot happned on our first day in the capital. after we checked-in at hostel 'Home From Home' (run by a very friendly man and his weird cleaner/servant woman) we went on a snowy walk through the Moscow streets and in the evening went to a nightclub (which was actually just a sort-of cafe place where we just sat drinking tea until 3am), but our first impression is that Moscow is nowhere near as nice as St. Petersburg: the drab grey architecture that stretches everywhere and busy head-down attitude of everyone here gives the city a gloomy feel. What we've seen of the famous Seven Sisters (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_Sisters_%28Moscow%29) are very impressive though and are connected to the 'Palace of Culture and Science' in Warsaw that Oli and Ed saw there.
The second day was also a bit dissapointing, we went to red square and the neighboring buildings and went inside St. Basil's Cathedral but unfortunately Lenin's mausoleum was closed so we were unable to see his preserved remains, something that we all wanted to see very much.
In the evening Ed stayed at the hostel and talked to Katherine on the phone while Oli and I went out to a nightclub again but failed to get inside (I don't think the boucers liked the look of us) and decided to go on yet another walk around moscow. While idly strolling the avenues again, we bumped into a very friendly brother and sister team who spoke some english so we walked around with them until them early hours and got very lost in some crazy suburb where oli bought half a chicken from a very drugged-up looking chicken vendor bloke. We now know moscow like a russian man knows the bottom of a vodka bottle. no joke.