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  • Monasturskaya Lavka
    Monasturskaya Lavka
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  • Monasturskaya Lavka
    Monasturskaya Lavka
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  • GUM bride
    GUM bride
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    Ismilovskaya park: Shopping for local crafts

    by heplion Written Nov 10, 2002

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    This is probably the largest craft market in Moscow. It is relatively easy to get to and the shopkeepers will bargain.

    What to buy: At Ismilovskaya Park you can get teh famous Matrushka dolls, hand painted Santa clauses, antique samavars, Russian china, crystal glasses for vodka, hand painted Russian eggs (I got a really great one specially painted for my sister and her husband for their wedding with their faces painted into a Russian fairy tale!) as well as crafts from some of the other CIS countries

    What to pay: Much less than if you shop on Arbat. Don't forget to bargain

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    GUM "pronounced G ew M

    by heplion Written Nov 10, 2002

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    Again, not sure if this is a must see, but it is rather historic. If you are American, I am sure you remember seeing the pictures of Soviets standing in long lines to purchase certain items (we were told it was toilet paper and bread on the evening news). Now it is an upscale shopping mall with Gucci and Prada and shelves that most likely are never empty...

    What to pay: Things here are generally as expensive as any store in the "west" and sometimes more so.

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    ManegePloshdad: Underneath Red Square and Kremlin

    by Pavlik_NL Written Oct 24, 2002

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    Modern subterranean shoppingmall just North of the Kremlin and Red Square. A large collection of trendy and styleshops are drawing many tourists down, while Moscowians use the place as a popular meetingground for youth. At lowest level there is a restaurantplaza, where one can get a wide variety in menus. Outside at groundlevel are magnificent fountains, at night beautifully aluminated.

    What to buy: If you can (dare) to take it home: cloths made from fur. Here it is still considered the normalest thing in the world and ... it somehow belongs to the country and it's centuries old tradition of fur (Russian gold).

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    Izmailovo Vernisage

    by Lalique Updated Oct 23, 2002

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    It's kind of trading rows in the open air. The admission fee is 10 RUR (~30c). The whole complex is build like a small old time Russian town, all from wood. Apart from trading rows themselves there are snack places and small restaurants.
    You can buy different crafts there, paintings, some contemporary pieces, etc. It's something between flea market and souvenir shop :)))

    What to pay: BARGAIN!!! A lot of foreign tourists go there, so majority prices are set for "thick wallets". It would be even better if you take a local with you.

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    OKHOTNYI RYAD

    by Lalique Updated Aug 30, 2002

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    Trade/Entertainment Center (3 storey underground facility)
    It's all built underground, 3 storey down the earth, with a nice walking area with fountains just above it, like walking on the roof. It's another ambitious project of our Mayor, which is eventually bound to live and flourish.

    What to buy: All sorts of clothes, souvenirs, jewelry, porcelian, etc.

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    Where to go?: Stoleshnikov Pereulok

    by kris-t Written May 31, 2006

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    Stoleshnikov Pereulok
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    Stoleshnikov Pereulok - one of the best shopping streets in Moscow. Home of Christian Dior, Hermes and Vuitton.

    What to pay: expensive and extremely expensive

    Related to:
    • Luxury Travel
    • Family Travel
    • Women's Travel

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    Where to go?: Seventh Continent

    by kris-t Written Feb 17, 2006

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    7th Continent

    The Seventh Continent operates in the Moscow area (102 stores), Moscow Region (2 stores) and North-West region (8 stores).
    It's the strong brand with a good reputation

    What to buy: Food and Drink, Gifts

    What to pay: depend

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    • Family Travel
    • Work Abroad
    • Women's Travel

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    Where to go?: Ulitsa Arbatskaya!

    by xxgirasolexx Written Jul 16, 2005
    Example of one of the stalls of souvenirs

    For typical Russian souvenirs, one of the best locations is Ulitsa Arbatskaya. It is a long street that has stalls and stands with loads of Russian souvenirs.

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    • Arts and Culture
    • Women's Travel
    • Business Travel

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    Where to go?: at the entrance of GOEM

    by jeoren Written Jul 4, 2005

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    souvenir shop

    A place where they sell all kinds of t-shirts is the north-west entrance of warehouse GOEM next to the Red Square. I bought there a t-shirt of the metro of Moscow

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    Okhotny Ryad shopping mall: All-in-one

    by bijo69 Updated Jan 28, 2005

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    Manezhnaya Square

    This huge mall was built under Manezhnya Square shortly after the fall of the Soviet Union. You'll find all kinds of shops, a food court and an internet place here.

    What to buy: anything

    Related to:
    • Food and Dining
    • Beer Tasting

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    VVC: All purchases in one place

    by Listig Updated Oct 11, 2002

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    What to buy: Food and Drink, Home Furnishing, Clothes and Shoes, Sporting Goods, Computers and Electronics, Jewelry, Music, Bath and Beauty, Flowers, Toys and Games

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