Gorky Park’s 90th anniversary: how to celebrate it
Moscow is about to celebrate the famous Gorky Park’s 90th anniversary. Read this blog post and follow me in the discovery of the park’s history and importance, that have reached Europe and the USA as well, through a book, a movie and a song. Be ready to celebrate this event with nice activities and reconnect… Continue reading
My time on a Russian TV show!
This week I have had the rather surreal experience of being involved in a Russian TV documentary. My friend and fellow Liden & Denz student, Martin, was the star of a documentary series on Moscow 24 focusing on foreign students studying in Russia. He asked me if I wanted to participate and I thought it… Continue reading
Lost in Moscow public transport? Here the best apps!
With a population of 13 million, huge concentric circular roads and Cyrillic lettering Moscow can seem like a daunting place to get around. But after two weeks living here I have devised a list of apps that can help you navigate Russia’s biggest city. All of the apps are free! Citymapper This app uses… Continue reading
Moscow has an increasing number of great art galleries. Galleries from the Tretyakov to the Garage Museum are now world renowned. The MAMM gallery near ‘Park Kulturi’ station is still relatively unknown among tourists but is gaining an impressive reputation in the city for a high quality and diverse range of multimedia exhibitions. I went… Continue reading
A trip to Izmailovsky Market
On Sunday my friend Shen and I ventured into the eastern reaches of Moscow for the Izmailovsky Market. It was a fascinating and often bewildering experience. Souvenir Hunting The market scene is quite hard to describe. It’s a mixture of Soviet kitsch, Disney Land and a medieval market. The market stalls sell a… Continue reading
The Moscow Jazz Scene
When you think of jazz maybe a smoke-filled Harlem basement or a raucous New Orleans music hall comes to mind. The wintery streets of Moscow probably don’t. But Russia has a fascinating, nearly century old relationship with jazz. A brief history of Russian jazz Jazz was imported into Russia by Valentin Parnakh, a Russian… Continue reading
Which of the Moscow rooftop bars to pick? TimeOut!
Moscow is full of rooftop bars, where to enjoy the best view of the city. In our opinion, these are 7 best rooftop bars in Moscow . However, in this article we are going to tell about TimeOut rooftop bar. Located near Mayakovskya station the Time Out bar is a great place for an evening… Continue reading
Top 10 List of Moscow’s Best Bookstores
Moscow Bookstores Moscow is among the best cities in the world to buy books. Being that Moscow is so diverse, the city naturally has a plethora of great bookstores for all types of readers. Maybe you’re into crime, or romance, or some wacky combination of the two, or you just want a souvenir to take… Continue reading