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Traveling Back in Time with @greenorang

To see more of Natalia’s photos of relics from the past in present day, follow @greenorang on Instagram.

“The past allowed me to understand the present,” says Moscow Instagrammer Natalia Sazonova (@greenorang). Her photography focuses on relics, retro cars and the spaces they occupy—a connection between Russia’s cultural history and future. “Nowadays, car designs are becoming more standard. But the interior details in old cars are unique and often tell their own stories about the vehicles, like the designer or country of origin,” she explains. Natalia loves to explore buildings that house old objects, so she spends a lot of time in museums, old theaters and apartment-museums. “Once, I got access to a retro film set. I was surrounded by old-fashioned cars and curtains. In that moment, I felt like I had stepped into a time machine.”

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Floating Above Moscow in the Ostankino Tower (Останкинская телебашня)

To see more photos and videos from Moscow’s Ostankino Tower, explore the Останкинская телебашня location page.

Soaring 540 meters (1,772 feet) into the sky above Moscow, Russia, the Ostankino Tower (Останкинская телебашня) provides radio and television signal as well as an astounding view for those who venture to its top.

Completed in 1967 and named after Moscow’s Ostankino district, the tower was the world’s first freestanding structure to top 500 meters. Today, visitors can snap both panoramas of Moscow and the earth 360 meters (1,180 feet) below the tower’s glass-bottomed observation deck.

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Spotlight: Moscow (Москва)

Spotlight Since launching, we’ve seen Instagram spread from our headquarters in the Bay Area to every corner of the globe. In this series we’ll highlight top users from countries and cities with thriving Instagram communities.

Moscow is known for its extravagant side. The Russian capital is the most expensive in the world: home to the most billionaires, the costliest cups of coffee and—opening in the next few months—the biggest building in Europe. But Moscow is also experiencing a creative explosion, evident in the growing number of talented Instagrammers from the city.

Want to see Moscow for yourself? We’ve gathered together a group of exceptional Instagrammers who are snapping pictures from the heart of it all. Be sure to follow them:

  • Ilya Mikhaylov, frozen moments from travels with friends — @russian_moscow
  • Roman Palchenkov, media producer with an eye for angles — @palchenkov
  • Julia Panina, snowscapes and cozy indoor scenes — @myatna
  • Katia Mi, art director with crisp, minimalist still lifes — @katia_mi

On The Moscow Metro

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Want to see more? Browse the tag #moscowmetro.

The world’s second most heavily used subway system features beautifully designed stations with ornate, classically influenced architecture. Opened in 1935, the Moscow Metro sees nearly 7 million passengers pass through its 185 stations each day.