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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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In Soviet times, having lunch in the Prague was considered good form for all visitors and travelers. Therefore, the queue of those hoping for a tasted of their favorite dishes is considerable. But Moscow solyanka or chicken tabaka is really worth it.

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Monuments of the War of 1812: Triumph Square - Volkhonka

By right, the Arbat is considered the oldest of all official pedestrian zones in Moscow. The name of this street, at that time, referred to the vast countryside, first mentioned in 1475. Over the centuries, with the formation of urban development, Arbat has become a big, full-blooded Moscow street. 

The project to turn Arbat into a pedestrian street first developed in 1974 and was not limited to the prohibition of vehicular traffic on the street. It included smaller projects on the street's beautification, reconstruction, and restoration of the buildings' facades.  The first stage of the Arbat's reconstruction was completed by 1985, and by 1986 the street had fully transformed: to replace asphalt cobblestone was installed, along with retro street lamps, flowerpots and benches. On April 1st, 1986, the Arbat hosted the Day of Laughter and so many people attended, that they had to immediately block the street to avoid people crushing together. Soon the new pedestrian street began attracting artists, musicians, street actors and merchants, creating a special creative world within the Arbat. 

It's possible to start your walk along the Arbat from either of two “Arbatskaya” metro stations, belonging to “Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya” or “Filevskaya” lines. At the beginning of your walk, pay attention to well-known restaurant “Prague” (Praga) and, before going deeper into the Old Arbat, don't overlook the “Khudozhestvenny” Cinema — one of the oldest cinemas in Moscow. In 1909 Alexandr Khanzhonkov opened the “Khudozhestvenny Elektro-Theater” on Arbat Square, which in 1931 hosted the premiere of the first Soviet film in sound “Road to Life” (Putyovka v Zhizn). Also, do not turn on accident to the right along the noisy New Arbat with its high-rise buildings. 

Along the way, don't forget to have a peek down the numerous alleyways — here the Arbat's more curious guests can expect to see the Church of the Resurrection Slovusheye on Filippovsky Lane, the memorial wall to rock musician Viktor Tsoy on Krivoarbatsky Lane, and the Church of Athanasius and Cyril of Alexandria on Afanasyevsky Lane. Back on the Arbat you will see a monument glorifying the street and poet and musician Bulat Okudzhava, as well as the Evgeny Vakhtangov Theater. 

The most defining feature of the Old Arbat is its abundance of old tenement houses. The street is home to, for example, the so-called “House with the Knights” (Home of A. T. Filatova—Y. M. Filatov, no. 35/5) and many others (O. S. Burgardt-Gvozdetsky, Joint Stock Company “Moscow Private Pawnshop”, S. Y. Bobovich, home and hotel of Yechkin, V. P. Panyushev). The home of N. S. Khitrovo (no. 53, bldg. 1) now houses the Museum-Apartment of A. S. Pushkin. The Arbat is very reminiscent of the great poet — in addition to his memorial apartment, here you can see a monument depicting Pushkin and his wife, Natalia Goncharova, created by sculptor A. Burganov. You will find the monument at the end of your route right across from the poet's apartment, approaching “Smolenskaya” metro station.