The model for Le Corbusier’s Unitè d’Habitation design principle, this architectural landmark was an early experiment in semi-communal...
Radisson River Cruises
The Radisson operates big river boats that cart 140 people up and down the Moscow River from the dock in front of the hotel and from the...
The world-famous opera singer Fyodor Shalyapin (also spelt Chaliapin) lived in this quaint cottage from 1910 to 1920 with his Italian...
Moscow’s branch of this now-nationwide microbrewery features sport on the big screen, lagers and pilsners on draught, and a 1m-long...
Tsentralny Restoranny Dom
The ‘central restaurant house’ is in the ground floor of the Stalinist skyscraper at Kudrinskaya pl. That by itself is reason enough to...
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White House information
The White House – officially the House of Government of the Russian Federation – fronts a stately bend in the Moscow River, just north of the Novoarbatsky most.
It was here that Boris Yeltsin rallied the opposition that confounded the 1991 hard-line coup, then two years later sent in tanks and troops to blast out conservative rivals, some of them the same people who backed him in 1991. The images of Yeltsin climbing on a tank in front of the White House in 1991, and of the same building ablaze after the 1993 assault, are among the most unforgettable from those tumultuous years.