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Kuskovo Estate

Kuskovo Estate

on May 31, 2016

We had only taken about six steps through the gates of Kuskovo Estate when I made one of those minor parenting decisions that you shortly  come to realise was a Big Mistake. “Can I throw sticks in that pond?” asked Beanie-boy. “No, sweetie, let’s go on a bit further and find somewhere else.” He pouted and replied: “But I like this...

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A Walk in Revolutionary Moscow

A Walk in Revolutionary Moscow

on May 23, 2016

This 2.5 mile walk takes you through the district of Krasnaya Presnya which is heavily associated with the 1905 revolution. The area is also associated with the history of some much more recent uprisings. The walk begins just outside the 1905 Goda Metro station where you’ll find the very large sculpture pictured at the top of the page. The 1905 revolt was a...

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Black Market Cafe

Black Market Cafe

on May 10, 2016

I’m not sure I’ve eaten enough burgers in Moscow to have a definitive opinion on where to find the best, but at Black Market they are certainly very good. And there are plenty to choose from – as well as their classic Black Market burger, there’s also a Mozzarella burger, truffle burger, chicken, tuna, and lamb. But the menu doesn’t...

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A Walk with Prokofiev

A Walk with Prokofiev

on May 10, 2016

  The composer Prokofiev was born 125 years ago this April, and this walk takes you around some of the buildings in Moscow associated with his life and work. This circular walk will take about an hour, and you might like to download some of the works referred to so you can listen to them as you walk. The walk begins at the Moscow Operetta Theatre at 6 Bolshaya...

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Abramtsevo

Abramtsevo

on May 4, 2016

If you were to list the most influential Russian artists of the 19th century you might come up with names such as Ilya Repin, Valentin Serov, Isaac Levitan, and Mikhail Vrubels. Moscow’s Tretyakov Gallery has rooms dedicated to their work, but perhaps the main thing that links them is that they all spent time at the Abramtsevo estate. Abramtsevo was bought...

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