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on 9 January 2008
While Rough Guides are usually quite reliable, I found this one to be both infuriating and outdated. It was written in 2004 I think, so the outdated part is understandable, but the fairly poor maps with incorrectly labelled landmarks (which haven't changed over time) are unforgiveable. I found myself using the maps in my copy of 'Trans-Siberian Handbook' (Trailblazer), which was updated in 2007 and was therefore a lot more reliable, although it only contains about 20 pages on Moscow.
One section which I found particularly poor was the cinema section, as despite hunting down a cinema museum and two english-speaking cinemas, when I arrived at both places I was told by the owners that the museum had never existed and that english films had never been shown at either cinema.
So, don't bother buying this edition, but if Rough Guide bring out a new edition in the near future, it will more than likely be a worthwhile purchase.