Church of the Trinity in Nikitniki
This little gem of a church, built in the 1630s, is an exquisite example of Russian baroque. Its onion domes and tiers of red and white...
Chinese Pilot Dzhao-Da
A relaxed and relatively inexpensive place to hear live music. This divey basement place hosts lots of different kinds of bands – from...
Liudi kak Liudi
This cute cafe has a few things going for it: its location makes it the perfect lunch stop for anyone strolling around Kitay Gorod; its...
Choral Synagogue information
Lonely Planet review
Construction of a synagogue was banned inside Kitay Gorod, so Moscow’s oldest and most prominent synagogue was built just outside the city walls, not far from the Jewish settlement of Zaryadye. Construction started in 1881 but dragged on due to roadblocks by the anti-Semitic tsarist government. It was completed in 1906 and was the only synagogue that continued to operate throughout the Soviet period, in spite of Bolshevik demands to convert it into a workers’ club. Apparently, Golda Meir shocked the authorities when she paid an unexpected visit here in 1948. The building hosts the International Jewish Social Club (2-5pm Sun).