Anyone can be a museum director, as demonstrated by Moscow businessman-turned-art-collector Igor Markin. His 700-plus–piece collection...
Church of the Small Ascension
Museum of Oriental Art
This impressive museum on the Boulevard Ring holds three floors of exhibits spanning the Asian continent. Of particular interest is the...
This is a hold-over (or a comeback?) from the days when a drinking establishment needed no special name. The ryumochnaya was the...
Tucked into a cosy basement crowded with comfy tables, this inviting little hovel makes it easy to sample fresh Russian soups and...
Bolshaya Nikitskaya ul 19 · interesting places nearby
Named for the Mayakovsky Theatre downstairs, this is a remake of a much beloved club that operated in this spot throughout the 1990s. The reincarnated version is more pub than club, exuding the air of a welcoming, old-fashioned inn. But it still attracts actors, artists and writers, who come to see friendly faces and eat filling European fare.