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Sanduny Baths

Sanduny Baths

The Sanduny baths (in Russian: Сандуновские бани) opened their doors in 1808. It is the best Banya in Moscow.  This makes it one of the oldest complexes still active. Inside you will find a men’s and women’s bath complex, a beauty salon, a spa, a restaurant, and laundry.  Concretely it is possible to spend a …

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Novodevichye

Novodevichye

The Novodevichye (Russian Новодевичий Монастырь) convent is also called Bogorodite-Smolenski Monastery, (богородице-смоленский монастырь).  Registered at the UNESCO World Heritage since 2004, this is one of the most famous monasteries of Moscow, and although it is not the oldest, it is best preserved.  The convent is a 10-minute walk from Sportivnaya Metro Station near the Moskva …

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Pushkin's Manor in Zakharovo

Pushkin’s Manor in Zakharovo

The places where the greatest Russian poet lived are subject to particular attention. The distant domains of Pskov and Mikhailovskoye have become pilgrimage places for the admirers of the talent of Alexandre Pushkin in the same way as his burial in the monastery of Svyatogorsk.  His last home in St. Petersburg was also transformed into …

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Gai-Kodzor winery

Gai-Kodzor’s vineyard

Gai-Kodzor is a village located near Anapa in the Krasnodar area. It is on this site where Greek sailors founded a distillery in the fifth century BC. The city was active in commerce with many countries and adjacent towns, and wine has always been one of the leading commercial products. The terroir of Gai-Kodzor Today …

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Vorontsovskiye Baths

Vorontsovskiye Baths

The Vorontsovskiye Baths (in Russian: Воронцовские бани) are a Russian bath, one of the oldest and most famous in Moscow. Founded in 1938, this thermal center combines ancient traditions and modern vision in refined decor. It is not uncommon to see the monks of the Novospasski monastery whip their back and take some heat. Address: …

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krasnopresnenskaya banya

krasnopresnenskaya banya

The Russian public baths of Krasnopresnenskaya (in Russian: Краснопреснские бани) are part of the classics of the Moscow landscape. A restaurant is available as well as 4 “VIP” rooms for more privacy from 4 to 15 people. We go for the price that is correct, and that includes access to the pool. Do not expect …

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Varshavskie Baths

Varshavskie Baths

Built in 1938, the Russian baths of Varshavskie are one of the oldest in Moscow. It is said that it is the second-best banya in the city with four floors including a restaurant and a spa. It is interesting to note that it is possible to rent mixed private banyas. The prices are attractive but …

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Looking for the real “Soviet Sound”

Hard to see clearly in the joyful mess of the classical music orchestras classification in Moscow.  Evgeni Mravinsky   While the symphonic landscape in the USSR could have been summarized simply by : Evgeni Mravinsky conducting the Leningrad Philharmonic, Kirill Kondrashin the Moscow Philharmonic and Evgeny Svetlanov the USSR State Orchestra, the fall of the …

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