Flights to Moscow Buy
On the one hand, Moscow has more billionaires living in the area than any other city in the world. It's here you find Europe's biggest Armani store and a myriad of other ways to part with your money in a fun way, fast. On the other hand, there's so much more to Moscow than novye russkie.
Start with Bulgakov's 'Master and the Margaret'. It's a great book, a peek into the Moscow of the 1930's as well as a guide book to the big Russian soul you are so very likely to come across. Then, when you enter the Patriarshy Prudiy, you can smile knowingly and see Moscow with the eyes of an insider, not a visitor.
Oh, and if you have a strong but distorted déjà vu feeling while in Moscow, it's probably because seven of Moscow's buildings look exactly the same. They are two hotels, two administrative buildings, two blocks of flats, and the Moscow State University. No use guessing which is which.
The surest way to get to the city from Sheremetyevo in time is to take an Aeroexpress train to Belorussky Railway Terminal. There are slower buses and faster shared, fixed-price route taxis (the good old Marshrutka) to both Rechnoy Vokzal or Planernaya stations. Taxis, like most things in Moscow, have several price points, expect to pay around 1000-2000 RUB for a ride to the centre.