Markets 1. Danilovsky Market A man sells fruits and vegetables at Moscow’s Danilovsky market at 74 Mytnaya Street Sergei Bobylev/TASS Moscow is a city of many magnificent markets. The foodie paradise of Danilovsky Market, located just south of the city center, is a big hit among foreigners for its spectacular restaurants and circus-like scenery. “The place is like a shrine to the art of food,” says British financial assistant David Walker. “Literally every kind of food is there, so it’s a perfect date spot if you’re indecisive like me. It reminds me of Spitalfields in London, but as an experience it’s even better because of the astonishing Soviet architecture.” 2. Gastroferma This 32-restaurant hipster haven, located just a short walk from Baumanskaya metro station, boasts the city’s widest selection of world cuisines. For Lucia Bellincello, it also has some of the tastiest pizza in the city. High praise, especially … [Read more...] about 12 places in Moscow you gotta visit (according to expats)
The recently opened Moscow museum of prostition, situated at Old Arbat, has caused a stir - to put it lightly. The religious, the communists, LGBT activists and their rivals, lawmakers, Arbat-dwellers - all of them were ready to ransack the risque establishment. I headed out there to see what all the fuss was about. Finding this new cultural spot on one of Moscow’s most famous pedestrian streets proved easier said than done. A mixture of shop fronts, colorful souvenir spots, walking human ads and all manner of restaurants look designed to make you lose your path. The spot that your mobile app leads you to is instead occupied by a lonely and shivering street vendor of ushankas, nesting dolls and Lenin (and Trump, for some reason) statuettes. Suddenly, my path is blocked by an actual knight in shining armor, who was there for the tourists’ benefit, getting them to part with their cash for a photo. After snagging a cigarette from me, he explained that the prostitution … [Read more...] about Moscow’s only Museum of Prostitution is actually a toilet?!
Inside the museum (Photo: VNA) Moscow (VNA) – Five Vietnamese martyrs who voluntarily joined the Soviet Union’s Red Army during the war against the German fascists have been honoured at the Central Armed Forces Museum of Russia in Moscow. Their names, biographies and belongings are showcased on a shelf in the museum. According to the Russian news agency Sputnik, they also joined a legendary parade at the Red Square on November 7, 1941, ousting the German fascist troops from the capital in the winter of 1941-1942, thus opening up a new chapter in the Second World War. The identification of their names was the result of a long-time search by Russian historians and war veterans, members of the Soviet Union – Vietnam Friendship Association and reporters from Moscow radio station, now known as Sputnik. Since 1985, hundreds of articles praising Vietnamese Soviet army soldiers have been published on Russian media. Their dedication was also featured via … [Read more...] about Vietnamese Soviet martyrs honoured at Moscow museum
Kirill Zykov/Moskva Agency If you want to delve deep into the Russian capital’s history, discover hidden gems, and see what the city looked like many years ago, this museum is definitely worth visiting. 1. Situated in the very heart of Moscow Stoleshnikov Lane Konstantin Kokoshkin/Global Look Press A ten-minute walk from the Kremlin - and only five minutes from the Bolshoi Theater - you’ll find yourself on Stoleshnikov Lane, which is packed with luxury boutique stores, bars, and clubs, including the legendary Simachev bar with its folk khokhloma facade. The museum is located in a courtyard mansion built in the early 20th century. On the second floor - the original wooden roof beams can’t fail to impress. In Soviet times the space was divided by multiple partition walls into a communal apartment. However, after the renovation it’s completely different. Museum officials say that old Muscovites visit the place just to see what it now looks … [Read more...] about 5 reasons to visit Moscow’s new Gilyarovsky Center museum
Russia, Moscow. Tverskaya Zastava Square. Konstantin Kokoshkin/Global Look Press Here are the most popular and worthwhile places to visit in Russia’s capital, from museums and theaters to nightclubs and places for kids. Moscow is a great city not just because of its size and population, but also because it has numerous landmarks, historical sites and gastronomical delights. Most people ask the same question when visiting for the first time: Where should I go, and what should I begin with? We are here to give you some advice. Take a look and bookmark the link for later reference. Museums There is a separate museum almost for everything in Moscow. We have highlighted the ones that are most interesting and worth visiting. You can also read our article about the most popular museums of Moscow. The Kremlin’s museums (it’s worth downloading the “Moscow Kremlin Museums” app before visiting and reading this extended guide on Kremlin’s history), State … [Read more...] about Where to go in Moscow