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Will appear in Moscow street Kuindzhi and Bilibin20 December 2016Will appear in Moscow street Kuindzhi and Bilibin

This will happen in 2017

There are support floating bridge in the Park "Zaryadye"20 December 2016There are support floating bridge in the Park "Zaryadye"

The bridge will connect the Park and the promenade will be a unique viewing platform.

In honor of the composer Balakirev19 December 2016In honor of the composer Balakirev

Call one of the capital's squares

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Souvenirs


Matryoshka
Matryoshka is a traditional Russian wooden toy-doll, painted as Russian lady dressed in pinafore. Inside the lady there are several other dolls, similar but smaller in size. The number of the inserted dolls is usually three and more. In 1900 matryoshka was presented in the Paris World Exhibition, where it won a bronze medal.

Zhostovo painting
This Russian folk craft of hand painting on metal trays originated at the beginning of the XIX century in the village of Zhostovo, Moscow region. Bunches of big and small garden and wild flowers on black background is the main theme of Zhostovo painting.

Hohloma
Hohloma is an ancient Russian folk craft, born in the 17th century in Nizhny Novgorod region, as a decorative painting of wooden dishes and furniture, performed in black and red colors on a golden background. The images of rowanberries, strawberries, flowers and branches are mainly used in Hohloma painting. Not infrequently you may come across the images of birds, fish and animals.

Samovar
The tea imported from China has become the favorite beverage of Russian bourgeoisie, but the Russian form of taking tea has gained its specific swing and immensity typical for Russians. Samovar is the device for boiling water for tea. Inside samovar there is a vertical pipe. The cinder placed into this pipe warms up the water. Some times later the production of kerosene and electrical samovars was launched. The city of Tula is the home-country of samovar. Here many metal working craftsmen historically lived in. Tula produced the majority of weapons for Russia, and samovar is the gun-makers peacetime production. At the beginning of the 20th century Tula produced more than 700 000 samovars annually, exporting them to European and Asian countries.

Gzhel
Gzhel is a traditional Russian ceramics, painted with blue colors on a white background. The name Gzhel originates from the group of villages names situating 60 km (37 miles) from Moscow in the direction of Kazan city. The clay mining was being carried out here since the 17th century. At first it was performed in order to be used for drugstore equipment, and afterwards  for the production of a porcelain dinner ware, which was rated high both in Russia and abroad.

Orenburg down shawl
An Orenburg down shawl is a shawl knitted from goat down. The shawl’s name originates from the name of Orenburg city. Exactly in the neighborhood of Orenburg the down-knitting manufacture was conceived 250 years ago. The down of Orenburg goats is the thinnest in the world, but at the same time it is very strong, much stronger than wool. The most wonderful thing is that Orenburg goats may be ranched in Orenburg region only, which in many ways is promoted by a unique local climate

Military symbols
Decades of the USSR existence with its obvious orientation on militarization have created a certain image of Russia as a paramilitary country. The interest to Russian military symbols is the interest to the Russian communist past, where the items of military wardrobe and other military attributes serve as a peculiar kind of stereotype, created by a semi centennial work of western mass media. In foreigner eyes these military items are associated with Russia. Moscow street venders willingly exploit this fact and resell even the most ordinary military uniform to foreigners for a tenfold price.