Moscow: Shooting It Like a Pro

Lenin's Tomb

Moscow Yuri Kozyrev / Noor for Time
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Absolutely free, the mausoleum housing the body of the founder of the Soviet state is one of the best bargains in all of travel. It is open Tuesdays, Thursdays and weekends from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Be prepared to wait in line. Though it no longer holds the great symbolic value it once did, the tomb is still treated with a high degree of respect. Photography in the vicinity is fine if you're using amateur equipment, but if you have a lens longer than 77 mm mounted on your camera (absurd as it may sound, this exact size is specified in the letter of the law), you will be subject to fees and perhaps even harassment by uniformed or, in Kozyrev's case, plainclothes officials.

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