19th-century writer Nikolai Gogol spent his final tortured months here. The rooms – now a small but captivating museum – are arranged as...
House of Friendship with Peoples of Foreign Countries
Studded with seashells, this ‘Moorish Castle’ was built in 1899 for an eccentric merchant, Arseny Morozov, who was inspired by a real...
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...
Named for the Mayakovsky Theatre downstairs, this is a remake of a much beloved club that operated in this spot throughout the 1990s....
In a prime location on the Boulevard Ring, this friendly wine bar welcomes everybody wanting a glass of wine, a bite to eat, some music...
The self-serve buffet at Drova features offerings ranging from solyanka (a salty vegetable and meat soup) to sushi to sweet-and-sour pork. It’s not the best place to sample any of these items, but the price is right. Hungry student types really take advantage of the all-you-can-eat option: it’s not always pretty. There are also Drova restaurants in Kitay Gorod and Basmanny.