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Moscow has lacked a network of official tourist offices since the demise of the Soviet era. Intourist, formerly the government tourist agency, can be useful and has offices in the Kosmos Hotel at 150 Prospekt Mira (tel. 495/730-1919; www.intourist.ru) and closer to downtown at 10 Leontevsky Perulok (tel. 495/234-9509). Hotel concierges and tour desks are likely to have as much information as Intourist, or more. Most hotels and many newspaper kiosks in the center of town sell maps in English (ask for a karta na angliiskom, pronounced "kar-ta na ahn-glees-kom"). Pick up a copy of the free English-language daily The Moscow Times for weather, exchange rates, entertainment listings, and more. The newspaper is not sold at newsstands, but most hotels (particularly the high-end ones) carry copies.

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