Site of Pushkin’s Duel
Russia’s poetic genius, Alexander Pushkin, was fatally wounded in a duel here with the Frenchman Georges d’Anthès on 8 February 1837. A...
One of the city’s best bani is opposite the metro; look for the round building across the grassy traffic island. Rates at the communal...
This tiny, family-run hideaway offers an intimate atmosphere and delectable food. Try old Russian recipes such as beef in plum and nut...
Skobolvesky pr · interesting places nearby
Udelnaya Fair information
This treasure trove of Soviet ephemera, pre-revolutionary antiques, WWII artefacts and bonkers kitsch from all eras is truly worth travelling for. Exit the metro station to the right and follow the crowds across the train tracks. Continue beyond the large permanent market, which is of very little interest, until you come to a huge area of independent stalls, all varying in quality and content.
The sheer size of the place means you’ll really have to comb it to find the gems.