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Grandes almacenes GUM

GUM Department Store (Moscow) – this is a huge shopping centre — one of the largest in Europe. It is the most famous place to shop in Moscow, but it is also known for its architecture. It is situated on Red Square and the first part of it was built in 1812, under Alexander I. […]

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Galeria St Petersburg

Galeria St Petersburg (Ligovsky Avenue, 30, St. Petersburg) – this five-story mall has nearly 300 shops, a 10-screen cinema and a 27-lane bowling alley. Given its excellent location in the very center of Russia’s beautiful northern capital at the crossing of Ligovsky and Nevsky Prospect, the shopping center attracts residents, as well as tourists with […]

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Atrium

Atrium (Zemlyanoy Val 22, Moscow) – this three-level shopping center is one of the more poipular malls in Moscoq. It has retailers selling everything from apparel & accessories, to sporting goods, toys and luggage. International retailers there include Adidas, Bath & Body Works, Calvin Klein Jeans, Camper, Converse, Crocs, DKNY, Ecco, Fossil, Gao, H&M, Lego, […]

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Troika

Troika (Zagorodny Prospekt 27, St. Petersburg) – during the weekends, this is a recommended place to visit for good Russian food, wine and a live show. The famous variety show, that has been on tour in 25 countries of the world, headed by irreplaceable director David Avdysh – is a professional ballet and unique vocal, […]

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RAI Club

RAI Club (Block 9a, Bolotnaya Naberezhnaya, Moscow) – launched in 2007, RAI Club has since been one of Moscow’s more fashionable nightspots (accommodating 3,000 revelers). The management of RAI takes the partying business seriously – which usually has a staff of mermaids, unicorns and half-naked dancers to keep the partying vibe going.  

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Purga

Purga (Fontanka 11, City Center, St. Petersburg) – this nightspot is unusual in that it celebrates New Year’s Eve every night here. For that simple reason, it’s a good idea for revelers to show up here well before midnight – so that they’re on hand to count down the “New Year” at 12 am. So […]

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Premier Lounge

Premier Lounge (5 Mantulinskaya Ul., Bldg. 7, Moscow) – this nightspot is actually owned by a local vodka brand (Russian Standard), so there’s no need to ask for such drinks by label. Despite the club’s name, this is not a small lounge, but a multi-level venue filled with local movers and shakers, and plenty of […]

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Posh Friends

Posh Friends (Pushkinskaya Square, 5, Moscow) – located in the center of Moscow, this is a relatively new club that is gaining a following among local House and Trance music enthusiasts, as well as with visiting foreigners. Already, it has gotten points for its ultra-modern décor.  

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O2 Lounge

O2 Lounge (Ritz-Carlton, Moscow) – Fancy a break from borscht? Then head to the trendy O2 Lounge located high above the city on the 5-star Ritz-Carlton hotel’s rooftop terrace. Serving some of Moscow’s finest sushi and sashimi, as well as delicious grilled steaks, shashlik and seafood, this is the place to be seen as you mingle […]

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Noor Bar

Noor Bar (Tverskaya Street, 23, Moscow) – for those who simply want a laidback place to have a drink, and not deal with nightclubs and their bouncers, this is a good place to samples the local vodkas, as well as both Russian and imported beer. For those who come after 11 pm,.there are DJing sessions […]