Posts by: Geraldine

01 Oct
2015
The White Rabbit looking at Stalin’s Seven Sisters The White Rabbit is a wonderful place to please your taste and your eyes. This beautiful restaurant is situated on the last floor of the building Smolenskiy Passaj, giving you a breath taking view of one of Stalin’s Seven Sisters. The tables are all in an enormous ...
28 Sep
2015
In France, Geraldine is a relatively rare name. In Russia, needless to say, it is absolutely unknown and impossible to make it sound more Russian expect by adding an a at the end… Often the Russian react with “ооо такое красивое имя!” (ooh what a beautiful name). So when I discovered that there was a ...
23 Sep
2015
If you are looking for a small trip out of Moscow, I would strongly suggest you to go and discover the Golden Ring. The Golden Ring, or Золото́е кольцо́ as it is known in Russian, is a ring composed of 8 cities, whose history goes many centuries back. Every one of the cities showcase beautiful ...
21 Sep
2015
At first glance, Moscow does not seem like the ideal place to ride your bike. The busy roads and sometimes unpredictable driving of the locals can easily turn your calm ride into a nightmare. That being said, Moscow is actively changing and the mayor is taking measures that have had a real impact for bikers ...
19 Sep
2015
After having lived 3 years in Russia, I had still not been to the Russian bania. This is certainly one of the most typical Russian traditions and it really would have been a shame to try at least once. I therefore decided to enjoy the Sanduny bathhouses, one of the most prestigious bania of the ...
15 Sep
2015
Moscow is known for being a busy city with people always in a hurry. Whether they are students or employees of important companies, Muscovites have little time to eat their lunch sadly ( trust me, in France, we never appreciate it when we cannot fully enjoy our meals). Therefore, nearly every restaurant in the capital ...
12 Sep
2015
The VDNKh which was once in a pitiful state is being completely transformed. The “pavillons” of the different soviet republics are being renovated, new attractions have been created, including the completely new Moskvarium which included a few months ago. With 12000 m2 and more than 80 tanks, it is one of the biggest aquariums in ...
09 Sep
2015
On the 5th of September, a new exhibition dedicated to the works of Michelangelo opened at Artplay design centre. The centre is located not far from Vinzavod, metro station Kurskaya. Artplay has a very big territory on which can be found design and architecture shops, bookshops, offices of small design companies, a design school and ...
07 Sep
2015
The Александровский сад (Alexander Graden) is located along the western wall of the Kremlin. It stretches out from the Square on the Манеж and takes you nearly up to the cathedral of Christ the Saviour. The garden was created by orders of tsar Alexander 1st. He was born in 1777, son of the Paul 1st. ...
06 Sep
2015
In Borodino, a small town located 150km away from Moscow, took place on the 7th of September 1812 a decisive battle of the Russian Patriotic war ( known by the French as Campaign of Russia). The great patriotic war opposed two very powerful armies: Napoleon’s Grande Armee and the Russian Imperial Army, commanded by Barclay ...