As was the case with GUM, the faded glory of this prerevolutionary food store was dusted off a few years ago and it's now the most beautiful food store in...more
What a difference a decade can make. Not long ago, the company store of this prerevolutionary textile plant seemed hopelessly Soviet. Now, it looks like an...more
A journalist turned art gallery owner, Leonid Shishkin brings together two eras: 19th-century Russian realist painters and their counterparts in...more
For proof that Soviet nostalgia has turned into marketable irony, visit the Ministry of Gifts (Ministerstvo Podarkov). A red carpet leads to the ministerial...more
Part flea market, part exquisite crafts fair, Izmailovo (located behind the Izmailovo Hotel) is the one-stop shopping mecca for souvenirs from Russia and the...more
Short for State Department Store, GUM (pronounced "goom") was the original Russian shopping malla prerevolutionary shopping arcade that became the central...more
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