Russia’s capital, home to some 12 million people, has a vibe that's decidedly more businesslike than the gentler, imperial-centric ambience of St. Petersburg; river cruises arrive from the latter at Moscow's North River Terminal. Built in 1937, the facility is some distance from the city center, although shuttles are provided for independent exploration as well as for daily excursions. At the top of almost everyone's must-see list is Red Square, where the walled Kremlin complex and the elaborately spiraled onion domes of St. Basil's Cathedral are instantly recognizable. And yet modern Moscow just might surprise you as giant skyscrapers now soar above the formerly low-rise city and Stalinist Gothic "Seven Sisters" towers no longer dominate the skyline.