Monument to Yuriy Dolgorukiy Ц legendary founder of the city Ц for the
time of every New Year celebration is dressed up as Father Frost Ц
Russian analogue of Santa Klaus.
Moscow City Hall,
No.13 Tverskaya Street
First Tverskaya-Yamskaya Street
Old Arbat street. Painted by Alyona Dergilyova.
The inscription Урюмочна€Ф means a Уwine-glassaryФ, i.e. a fast-drink
bar. Visiting a ryumochnaya, you can drink a wine-glass (рюмка
[ryumka] in Russian, hence the world УryumochnayaФ) of Russian Vodka or
cheap but strip Port without any snack. To have a snack you should
remove to a zakusochnaya (закусочна€)
This ryumochnaya "√оголь"
is named after the Great Russian writer, novelist, humorist, and
dramatist Nikolai V. Gogol, who leaved and dead in Moscow just near the
Arbat Street. The Russians believe, Gogol liked to visit this
ryumochnaya several times a day, scooping inspiration with wine-glasses.
The monuments of Stalin's epocha still remain in Moscow. Painted by Alyona Dergilyova.
Feral dogs in the street. Painted by Alyona Dergilyova.
There is about a million feral dogs in Moscow.
Before the XXII Olympic games which were spent in Moscow in 1980, there
were many small individual houses in the city. However by the Olympiad
those houses have been taken down, so that the modern multi-stored
buildings to be constructed on their sites. The inhabitants of those
small houses held sentry dogs, but after the demolition they
have been compelled to let the dogs go outdoor. Since then the
descendants of those dogs live in the streets.
In a show-window you can see an inscription У—добаФ
(Sdoba) which means "fancy bread". The Moscow Sdoba is really very tasty
and not unsafe for your health.
The State Historical Museum.
can find a monument anywhere.
Moscow Metro is the most beautiful subway in the World.
The pictures of some Russian painters are exposed now in the underground
An old train
adjoins to a modern one.
An old trolleybus
adjoins to a modern one.
Jitney-like mode of transport that falls between private transport and
conventional buses. One trip costs 25 rubles. You give money to the
driver just having taking the minibus. If you need to take it off, you
have to cry: "ќстановите здесь!" (Ostanovite zdes, means "Stop here!").
You should cry it in Russian, because none of the Marshrutka-drivers
speak any other language and even Russian they speak very bad.
This spotty cow erected in the Arbat Street became a symbol of one of
the largest networks of rather cheap restaurants.
Such kind of restautants you can find anywhere.
These green kiosks sell stuffed (butter, sour cream or bacon)
microwave-baked potatoes, as well as toasted sandwiches and a few
drinks. Hot and filling, but rather expensive for what is basically just
a hunk of root vegetable.
outhouse is the most widespread type of the Moscow public restrooms . A
visit costs 15Ц25
Besides, they are considered unhygienic...
...Therefore many Muscovites,
both men and women, prefer
to communicate with nature among the garages.
This kind of garages is named "rakushka" (means
a сockleshell). The stationary garage in Moscow is too expensive, much
more expensive than a car. Therefore many Muscovites keep their cars in
such portable сockleshells.
Sometimes this kind of arrow-plates points the nearest toilet. The
inscription means: "Free Toilet, Nikitskiye Vorota Square in the
beginning of the Tverskoy Boulevard".
The main palace in Tsaritsino park
A pond in