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There is only one pond left, but it is squared with buildings so it is quite peaceful here despite hectic Sadovoye Ring nearby.
There is only one pond left, but it is squared with buildings so it is quite peaceful here despite hectic Sadovoye Ring nearby. Here you can take a nice walk and enjoy the mysterious atmosphere, for which the area is famous - due to the novel of Mikhail Bulgakov Master and Margaret (Master i Margarita), which is well known for its combination of demonology, mysticism, humour, satire, art and love as well as wonderful depictions of Moscow of the thirties. Some Muscovites are eager to take a seat on a bench with their back to Malaya Bronnaya street, as it is a reference to the novel.
Patriarch Ponds, Moscow, Russia, 101000
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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
Furniture, photos and memorabilia belonging to Chekhov are on display here
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This street starts from the Kremlin itself and runs northwest in the direction of Tver (hence the name) and Saint Petersburg
The house where Konstantin Stanislavski, the propounder of method acting, lived
The oldest and the biggest zoo in Russia, has over 1000 animal species
Home of Fyodor Chaliapin, one of the greatest opera singers of all time
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