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Located near Old Arbat Street, this street offers a contrast from the touristy pedestrian-only thoroughfare.
Located near Old Arbat Street, this street offers a contrast from the touristy pedestrian-only thoroughfare. New Arbat is perhaps where Moscow's rich are the most visible, as some of Moscow's most expensive restaurants and nightclubs are located here. There are some reasonably priced cafes, however. The street is lavishly lit up at night and is always very lively. Also, check out Dom Knigi (House of Books) on New Arbat. It's not as impressive as the St. Petersburg store, but probably the best bet for books in Moscow.
New Arbat Ave, Moscow, Russia
Walk down this kitschy street and don't forget to look at the small by-streets around the Arbat
Home of Fyodor Chaliapin, one of the greatest opera singers of all time
Built to commemorate the birth of Ivan the Terrible, Kolomenskoye's Church of the Ascension upended the Byzantine style with its wooden conical tower, and proved to be a milestone in the history of Russian ecclesiastical architecture
Furniture, photos and memorabilia belonging to Chekhov are on display here
The street where the tsars' cooks lived, now the hub of Moscow's artistic community, with the Russian Academy of Music (the Gnesin Institute), and the Tsentralny Dom Literatorov (Central House of Writers) located here
Moscow's White House, it was the headquarters of the USSR
There is only one pond left, but it is squared with buildings so it is quite peaceful here despite hectic Sadovoye Ring nearby
It houses an impressive collection of 20th-century paintings and sculptures by Russian and foreign artists, including avant-garde art by Chagall, Kandinsky and Malevich
The oldest and the biggest zoo in Russia, has over 1000 animal species