I think we’re fairly familiar in our minds as to how we generally persive Moscow. Some might see it as a place to visit and embace the modern russian world and others might see it as a city to stay clear of. My experinces of came by way of a photogpher/traveller rather than the standard tourist route.
There’s a high element of security and secrety attatched to Putins world, but I found a different view away from the hype and genearl tourist routes. A place that is full of colour, full of street/candid related opportunites to raise your camera and capture whats others might not see whilst keeping yourself free form tightened secure areas.