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The first star coin is found just before the green door. The star coin is not particularly difficult to find. Mario will want to jump from a rotating platform to the area below the green door. For a video demonstration, click here .(Link to above video)
Second Star Coin
The second star coin is found in the underwater area of the level. The star coin is found above the third circle of boos. Mario needs to jump up out of the water to find it.
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The third star coin is found in the area of the level where Mario is walking through walls. It's difficult to explain where it is. I encourage you to watch this clip to see where to find it.
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New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe guide: Sparkling Waters Star Coins
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Sparkling Waters, as the name in New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe would imply, is a water level. You’ll encounter plenty of Cheep Cheeps, Urchins, Bloopers, and more. You’ll also find New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe ’s first Ghost House level, the Haunted Shipwreck.
Sparkling Waters 1 — Waterspout Beach Star Coins
Star Coin 1 : The first Star Coin is easy to see — you’ll just need a little running start off the nearby water spout.
Star Coin 2 : The second Star Coin is also easy to see, but it’s not so easy to reach. It’s under a pipe next to a water spout, and jumping to it is tricky. You could do that, but it’s much easier to use your Ice Flower powers to freeze the nearby Huckit Crab and toss the block of ice into the water below the Star Coin. It will float, giving you a platform to jump from.
Star Coin 3 : Near the end of the level, you’ll see a series of water spouts and a POW Block. Throw the block, and the Star Coin (and many other coins) will rain from the sky. Make sure to time the throw so the coins drop when the spouts are up — once the water drops, the Star Coin sinks.
Sparkling Waters 2 — Tropical Refresher Star Coins
Star Coin 1 : Look for a collection of three pipes (red, then yellow, then red) pointing up and to the left. You’ll find the first Star Coin drifting along the side of these pipes.
Star Coin 2 : Just after the checkpoint, you’ll see a platform with a giant Porcupuffer on either side. A trail of coins will appear and lead you below this platform, where a hidden P Switch will release coins and a Star Coin from above.
Star Coin 3 : After you collect the second Star Coin, you’ll pass by a few giant Urchins before you see one guarding a pipe. Enter the pipe, and you’ll see that another giant Urchin is blocking your way. There are theoretically two ways to reach the Star Coin below the giant Urchin. The easier way requires that you have a power-up of some kind, so you can pass by the giant Urchin on the way down and back up, taking damage each time. The hard way requires a Starman, which you can get by entering the green pipe to the right of where you collected the second Star Coin. You’ll have to swim fast to make it before your Starman runs out.
Sparkling Waters Tower — Giant Skewer Tower Star Coins
Star Coin 1 : The first Star Coin is hidden just above and to the left of the first giant skewer you encounter. When the skewer resets, swim left into the gap the skewer slams into, then up to find the hidden Star Coin.
Star Coin 2 : This Star Coin is easy to find — it’s at the top of the first set of skewers. A run and a jump will snag it for you.
Star Coin 3 : You’ll see the final Star Coin easily, but collecting it is less obvious. You’ll see a place where two Dry Bones are patrolling an area with music note blocks on the floor and a skewer above you. Head to the far right side of the screen to uncover a hidden POW Block. Throwing it will dispatch the Dry Bones and send the Star Coin down onto some music note blocks. There’s no need to put yourself in the path of the skewer — just bump the music notes from below to collect the Star Coin.
Sparkling Waters Ghost House — Haunted Shipwreck Star Coins
Star Coin 1 : In the first area of the ship, you’ll see a Star Coin hanging just below the door. To reach it, you’ll need to ride the floating block to the left and jump off just below the platform to enter the hidden passage that leads to the Star Coin.
Star Coin 2 : In the second area of the ship, with the circling ghosts, the Star Coin is hanging in the air above the third circle.
Star Coin 3 : The final Star Coin of the level is hanging in a chamber just above the entrance to the final area of the ship, with all the false walls. To reach it, go to the right of the door, then jump back to your left and wall jump to make it into the chamber. There are no Super Acorns in this level, but if you’re able to bring one in and keep the power-up for the entire level, a glide jump will make matters much easier here.
Sparkling Waters 3 — Above the Cheep Cheep Seas Star Coins
Star Coin 1 : The first Star Coin is visible above a row of Donut Blocks. Let the scale platform to the left descend until you can jump out onto the Donut Blocks and collect the Star Coin.
Star Coin 2 : Just after the checkpoint, you’ll see three water spouts. Let the second spout drop you onto a row of Donut Blocks. Keep moving, and run to the right to collect the Star Coin, then let the spout lift you up.
Star Coin 3 : You’ll need Yoshi for this one, or if you’re finding him hard to hang on to, use a Super Acorn before entering the level. You’ll pass by a series of scale platforms, the last of which is next to a pipe. Let this last platform descend, then use Yoshi’s flutter jump or a Super Acorn glide jump to reach the pipe. Inside the pipe, you’ll see several scale platforms and a POW Block. You might want to hop off Yoshi for greater maneuverability before you hit the POW Block, because it will send coins and the Star Coin down onto the scales, and you won’t have much time before the weight causes the scales to drop.
Sparkling Waters 4 — Urchin Shoals Star Coins
Star Coin 1 : Early in the level, you’ll see a giant Urchin below a row of Donut Blocks. Let the block to the right drop you, and then jump right as it falls to get to the space next to the giant Urchin. There is a brick here — hit it and jump up to get the Mini Mushroom. Head right and jump in the water — as Mini Mario, you can run on the water and collect the first Star Coin.
Star Coin 2 : As soon as you collect the first Star Coin, a trail of coins will appear leading up the side of a water spout. Use Mini Mario to run up the spout and into the pipe — the Star Coin is easy to collect here.
Star Coin 3 : After the checkpoint, you’ll pass through an area with lots of giant Urchins. After this, you’ll come to an area with smaller Urchins riding on water spouts, with a red Koopa Troopa patrolling above them. Knock out the Koopa Troopa and carry its shell below the platform, where the Urchins are. When the Urchins’ spouts are all up, throw the shell to take out the Urchins, then walk on the cleared spouts to reach a pipe. Inside the pipe will be two giant Urchins, coins, and your final Star Coin.
Sparkling Waters 5 — Dragoneel’s Undersea Grotto Star Coins
Star Coin 1 : The first Star Coin is easy to spot near the top of the screen. Take it slow so you can avoid Dragoneel.
Star Coin 2 : The second Star Coin is similarly easy to spot, and it’s encased in bricks to slow you down. Dragoneel is your big challenge in this area as well.
Star Coin 3 : After the checkpoint, look for a red pipe in the ground. It will take you to a room with the final Star Coin and two smaller Dragoneel.
Sparkling Waters Castle — Larry’s Torpedo Castle Star Coins
Star Coin 1 : After the grates in the first area, you’ll see two question blocks. Climb on them and wall jump up and to the left to collect your first Star Coin (or, to make it easier, bring a Super Acorn into the level and use your glide jump). Make sure to time your jump around the fire that’s spouting right next to the Star Coin!
Star Coin 2 : Just after the checkpoint is the next Star Coin. You’ll have to time the torpedoes flying through this area, and swim fast!
Star Coin 3 : In the third area of the castle is another set of moving grates and fire spouts. Ride the center grate up to access the Star Coin hidden behind the wall.
Sparkling Waters — Skyward Stalk Star Coins
Star Coin 1 : The first Star Coin will be to the left of the stalk, above a platform on the left wall. Start looking for it after the red coin challenge.
Star Coin 2 : Just above where you found the first Star Coin is a wall with a pipe sticking out of it at an angle. Get on top of this wall, and from there you can jump up to a platform where the second Star Coin is hidden in some clouds.
Star Coin 3 : After you get the second Star Coin, work your way right — the final Star Coin is above another wall with a slanted pipe. Your Super Acorn glide jump will make collecting this Star Coin a snap.
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Unlike the other Ghost Houses in the game, this one takes place in a ruined ship, and some sections are underwater. The level begins with Ghost Vases , and a pair of floating platforms that circles around a stationary platform. A ? Block containing a power-up by going through a wall, where a Boo is also found. A Brick Block containing a 1-Up Mushroom is found above a pit of water, along with another Boo. Some climbable poles are found in the area, as well as more floating moving platforms. A large floating platform is used to reach a Warp Door , and more Obake Blocks are encountered. The next area is mostly underwater, with Circling Boo Buddies , Fish Bones , and an Ghost Block acting as enemies. Multiple platforms float in the water, and a Warp Door is found at the end of the area. The following section contains multiple hidden walls, with the real Warp Door found above a fake Warp Door at the end of the area. The Warp Door leads to an area with a Warp Pipe , leading out of the ship where the Goal Pole is found.
Star Coins [ ]
- Star Coin 1 : In the first area, the first Star Coin is hidden within the floor where the door resides.
- Star Coin 2 : In the room with the Circling Boo Buddies, the second Star Coin is found above the third group of them.
- Star Coin 3 : In the room which consists of hidden walls, the third Star Coin is located within the wall on the platform above the entrance door.
Secret Exit [ ]
In the same room where the third Star Coin resides is an Arrow Sign. Above it is a door that leads to the secret exit. This unlocks Skyward Stalk .
Enemies [ ]
- Circling Boo Buddies
- Ghost Vases
- Super Mario
- 1 Princess Daisy
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Sparkling Waters-5 Dragoneel's Undersea Grotto
Star Coin 1 - Easy to spot, it will be above a pipe shooting a water current to the right. Just avoid Dragoneel and it's all yours.
Star Coin 2 - Another easy to spot star coin, it will require you to have some distance on the Dragoneel to break the blocks and get away before he reaches you.
Star Coin 3 - After passing a red circle, there will be an area with a red pipe at the bottom, enter it and grab the last star coin before two Dragoneels enter and make things difficult.
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Sparkling Waters Star Coins – New Super Mario Bros. U Walkthrough
Our Sparkling Waters Coins guide is part of our New Super Mario Bros. U walkthrough and features images and tips for every Star Coin.
Sparkling Waters, or World 3, has a total of 27 Star Coins to collect, three each in each level. Some Star Coins require a specific item to collect, and our New Super Mario Bros. U walkthrough will let you know if you need a power-up or Yoshi before you head in. Need the New Super Luigi U version of this guide? See our Sparkling Waters Star Coins page here . This guide also works for New Super Mario Bros. Deluxe!
Sparkling Waters is the third world in the game and can be unlocked after defeating Morton Koopa Jr. in Layer-Cake Desert. Use the links below to jump to specific level:
3-1 Waterspout Beach
3-2 tropical refresher, 3-tower – giant skewer tower, 3-ghost – haunted shipwreck, 3-3 above the cheep cheep seas, 3-4 urchin shoals, 3-5 dragoneel’s undersea grotto, 3-castle larry’s torpedo castle, 3-beanstalk skyward stalk.
Star Coin 1 – In plain sight, use the water geyser to reach it.
Star Coin 2 – Freeze the Huckit Crab and throw it at the water sprout to have it slide past and reach the Star Coin.
Star Coin 3 – Grab the POW Block and throw it while the water geysers are active so that the Star Coin doesn’t sink into the water.
Star Coin 1 – Look for three diagonal pipes and push against the yellow pipe in the center. This will reveal a Star Coin on the right!
Star Coin 2 – Get past the Checkpoint Flag and swim underneath the small platform between the two Big Urchins. Hit the switch, then grab the falling Star Coin.
Star Coin 3 – Enter the green pipe underneath the second Big Urchin. In the secret room, grab the Star from the block and exit through the pipe on the right. Quickly move to the right and enter the next green pipe. Get past the Big Urchin blocking the path to get to the Star Coin.
Star Coin 1 – Enter the area to the left of the first skewer.
Star Coin 2 – Exit the water and use the Note Blocks to reach the Star Coin.
Star Coin 3 – Grab the hidden POW Block in the corner below the skewer past the Checkpoint Flag and toss it to bring down the Star Coin.
Star Coin 1 – Hop onto the massive floating block and jump through the right wall to reach the Star Coin below the door.
Star Coin 2 – Above the third Circling Boo Buddy is a row of coins leading to the Star Coin.
Star Coin 3 – Reach the third area and enter the hidden area above the door.
Star Coin 1 – Hard to miss this one! Step on the weighted platform and sink down before jumping over to the Star Coins. The Donut Blocks fall after stepping on them!
Star Coin 2 – Another one that’s easy to spot. Drop down after the water geyser lowers and avoid the Cheep Cheeps.
Star Coin 3 – There is a green pipe far off from the weighted platform. With Yoshi in tow, get as low as possible on the platform, then jump and flutter over to the pipe. Alternatively, jump and bounce on a Cheep Cheep without Yoshi. In the next room, grab the POW Block and stand over the second to last platform. Throw it and the Star Coin will drop on top of you.
Star Coin 1 – Mini Mushroom required! Hard to miss. Mini Mario can run along the top of water so do just that to reach this one.
Star Coin 2 – Mini Mushroom required! As soon as you grab the first Star Coin, run up the next geyser and into the small warp pipe up above. Follow the coins to get the Star Coin!
Star Coin 3 – Use a Koopa Shell to knock out all the Urchins below, the run across to the pipe at the end. Star Coin between the Urchins!
Star Coin 1 – Wait for the Dragoneel to pass, then swim past the current.
Star Coin 2 – Break through the brick blocks while the Dragoneel is twisting around.
Star Coin 3 – Enter the red warp pipe, then quickly drop down and snag the Star Coin before the two Dragoneels appear.
Star Coin 1 – Stand on the Question Blocks and wall jump up to the Star Coin.
Star Coin 2 – In the underwater section, follow the Torpedo Ted to the Star Coin.
Star Coin 3 – Enter the third section and latch onto the metal grated. Hop onto the top middle grate and enter the hidden alcove in the ceiling.
Star Coin 1 – On the left side above a retracting yellow vine.
Star Coin 2 – Look for a cloud on the left side of the level. Jump through it find a Star Coin.
Star Coin 3 – Last Star Coin is on the right side. Jump to the Star Coin and hop on the Balloon Goombas to get an extra bounce in.
Need a different world? Jump to any of the nine worlds in our New Super Mario Bros. U star coins walkthrough and guide below:
- 2 Star Coins
- 4 Names in other languages
- 5 Level map
Layout [ edit ]
The level begins near a Flying ? Block , as well as a giant beanstalk that grows out of the ground and sprouts Leaf Platforms , allowing access to the next section. The second section autoscrolls, and the beanstalk containers to grow and sprout giant Leaf Platforms and other plant life. Waddlewings are encountered, and a Red Ring is found above a Leaf Platform that extends and retracts. More Waddlewings are encountered, as well as Goombas on balloons . Waddlewings and Goombas continue to appear as the player climbs the beanstalk. When the top of the area is reached, the player is taken to an area with the Goal Pole .
Star Coins [ edit ]
- Star Coin 1 : The first Star Coin is found on the left side of the course, on a Bean Platform .
- Star Coin 2 : The second Star Coin is on the left side of the map on an orange bridge, covered by light clouds.
- Star Coin 3 : Near the end of the course, the third Star Coin can be seen to the right side.
Enemies [ edit ]
- Balloon Goombas
Names in other languages [ edit ]
Level map [ edit ].
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- World 1-1: Acorn Plains Way
- World 1-2: Tilted Tunnel
- World 1-3: Yoshi Hill
- World 1-4: Mushroom Heights
- World 1-Tower: Crushing-Cogs Tower
- World 1-5: Rise of the Piranha Plants
- World 1-Castle: Lemmy’s Swingback Castle
- World 1-Secret Stage: Blooper’s Secret Lair
- World 2-1: Stone-Eye Zone
- World 2-2: Perilous Pokey Cave
- World 2-3: Fire Snake Cavern
- World 2-Tower: Stoneslide Tower
- World 2-4: Spike’s Sprouting Sands
- World 2-5: Dry Desert Mushrooms
- World 2-6: Blooming Lakitus
- World 2-Castle: Morton’s Compactor Castle
- World 2-Secret Stage: Piranha Plants on Ice
- World 3-1: Waterspout Beach
- World 3-2: Tropical Refresher
- World 3-Tower: Giant Skewer Tower
- World 3-3: Above the Cheep Cheep Seas
- World 3-4: Urchin Shoals
- World 3-5: Dragoneel’s Undersea Grotto
- World 3-Castle: Larry’s Torpedo Castle
- World 3-Secret Stage: Skyward Stalk
- World 4-1: Spinning-Star Sky
- World 4-2: Cooligan Fields
- World 4-Tower: Freezing-Rain Tower
- World 4-3: Prickly Goombas!
- World 4-4: Scaling the Mountainside
- World 4-5: Icicle Caverns
- World 4-Ghost House: Swaying Ghost House
- World 4-Castle: Wendy’s Shifting Castle
- World 4-Secret Stage: Fliprus Lake
- World 5-1: Jungle of the Giants
- World 5-2: Bridge Over Poisoned Waters
- World 5-3: Bramball Woods
- World 5-Tower: Snake Block Tower
- World 5-Ghost House: Which Way Labyrinth
- World 5-4: Paited Swampland
- World 5-5: Deepsea Ruins
- World 5-6: Seesaw Bridge
- World 5-7: Wiggler Stampede
- World 5-Castle: Iggy’s Volcanic Castle
- World 5-Secret Stage: Flight of the Para-Beetles
- World 5-Airship: Mighty Cannon Ship
- World 6-1: Fuzzy Clifftop
- World 6-2: Porcupuffer Falls
- World 6-Tower 1: Grinding Stone Tower
- World 6-3: Waddlewing’s Nest
- World 6-4: Light Blocks, Dark Tower
- World 6-5: Walking Piranha Plants!
- World 6-6: Thrilling Spine Coaster
- World 6-Tower 2: Screwtop Tower
- World 6-7: Shifting Floor Cave
- World 6-Castle: Roy’s Conveyor Castle
- World 7-1: Land of Flying Blocks
- World 7-2: Seesaw Shrooms
- World 7-3: Switchback Hill
- World 7-Tower: Slide Lift Tower
- World 7-Ghost House: Spinning Spirit House
- World 7-4: Bouncy Cloud Boomerangs
- World 7-5: A Quick Dip in the Sky
- World 7-6: Snaking Above Mist Valley
- World 7-Castle: Ludwig’s Clockwork Castle
- World 7-Aiship: Boarding the Airship
- World 8-1: Meteor Moat
- World 8-2: Magma-River Cruise
- World 8-3: Rising Tides of Lava
- World 8-4: Firefall Cliffs
- World 8-Castle: Red-Hot Elevator Rid
- World 8-Bowser’s Castle: The Final Battle
- World 9-1: Spine-Tingling Spine Coaster
- World 9-2: Run for It
- World 9-3: Swim for your Life!
- World 9-4: Hammerswing Caverns
- World 9-5: Spinning Platforms of Doom
- World 9-6: Fire Bar Cliffs
- World 9-7: Lakitu! Lakitu! Lakitu!
- World 9-8: Pendulum Castle
- World 9-9: Follow That Shell!
- 1-1 : Waddlewing Warning!
- 1-2 : Crooked Cavern
- 1-Tower : Flame-Gear Tower
- 1-3 : Rolling Yoshi Hills
- 1-4 : Piranha Heights
- 1-5 : Piranha Gardens
- 1- Castle : Lemmy's Lights-Out Castle
- 1-Secret : A Cheep Chomp Chase
- 2-1 : Spike's Tumbling Desert
- 2-2 : Underground Grrrols
- 3-2 : Urchin Reef Romp
- 2-3 : Piranhas in the Dark
- 2-Tower : Wind-Up Tower
- 2-4 : The Walls Have Eyes
- 2-5 : Stone Spike Conveyors
- 2-6 : Spinning Sandstones
- 2-Castle : Morton's Castle Lava-Block Castle
- 2-Secret : A Slippery Rope Ladders
- 3-1 : Huckit Beach Resort
- 3-Tower : Shish-Kebab Tower
- 3-Ghost House : Haunted Cargo Hold
- 3-3 : Waterspout Sprint
- 3-4 : The Great Geysers
- 3-5 : Dragoneel Depths
- 3-Castle : Larry's Trigger-Happy Castle
- 3-Secret : A Beanstalk Jungle
- 4-1 : Broozers and Barrels
- 4-2 : Cooligan Shrooms
- 4-Tower : Icicle Tower
- 4-3 : Fire and Ice
- 4-4 : Weighty Waddlewings
- 4-5 : Ice-Slide Expressway
- 4-Ghost House : Peek-a-Boo Ghost House
- 4-Castle : Wendy's Thwomp Castle
- 4-Secret : A Fliprus Floes
- 5-Airship : All Aboard
- 5-1 : Giant Swing-Along
- 5-2 : Dancing Blocks, Poison Swamp
- 5-3 : Heart of Bramball Woods
- 5-Tower : Stone-Snake Tower
- 5-Ghost House : Boo's Favorite Haunt
- 5-4 : Painted Pipeworks
- 5-6 : Sumo Bro Bridge
- 5-7 : Wiggler Floodlands
- 5-Castle : Iggy's Castle Swinging Chains
- 5-Secret : A Para-Beetle Parade
- 6-1 : Mount Fuzzy
- 6-2 : Porcupuffer Cavern
- 6-Tower : Smashing-Stone Tower
- 6-3 : Spike's Seesaws
- 6-4 : Light-Up-Lift Tower
- 6-5 : Rising Piranhas
- 6-6 : Spine Coaster Stowaways
- 6-Tower : Sumo Bro's Spinning Tower
- 6-7 : Swtich -Lift Express
- 6-Castle : Roy's Ironclad Castle
- 7-1 : Frozen Fuzzies
- 7-2 : Wiggler Rodeo
- 7-3 : Rainbow Skywalk
- 7-Tower : Stonecrush Tower
- 7-Ghost House : Vanishing Ghost House
- 7-4 : Above the Bouncy Clouds
- 7-5 : Flame Chomp Ferris Wheel
- 7-6 : Three-Headed Snake Block
- 7-Castle : Ludwig Block-Press Castle
- 7-Airship : Bowser Jr. Showdown
- 8-1 : Magma Moat
- 8-2 : Magmaw River Cruise
- 8-3 : Hot Cogs
- 8-4 : Firefall Rising
- 8-Castle : Current Event
- 8-Castle : The Final Battle
- 9-1 : Spine Coaster Connection
- 9-2 : P Peril Switch
- 9-3 : Star Deep Dive Corner
- 9-4 : Hammerswing Hangout
- 9-5 : Under Construction
- 9-6 : Fire Bar Sprint
- 9-7 : Cloudy Capers
- 9-8 : Impossible Pendulums
- 9-9 : Flying Squirrel Ovation
World 3-Ghost House: Haunted Shipwreck:
Star part n ° 1:
In the first area of the wreck, you will have to jump from a moving block to a door leading into the second part of the level. Instead, jump to the right, below the signpost. The first coin is below the door.
Star coin n ° 2:
In the second zone of the level, you will have to swim between many Boo. Look permanently in height, the second star coin is above one of the Boo circles.
Star coin n ° 3:
Before the end of the level, you will have to find your way through invisible walls. Just after getting out of the door and jumping to the right, retrace your steps and jump to the top left of the area. The third Star coin is above the door.
World 3-Ghost House: Haunted Shipwreck – Secret passage:
The haunted wreck has a secret exit that will take you to the bonus level ” Skyward Stalk “. This exit is at the level of the invisible walls, in the area where you have recovered the third Star coin of the level. Instead of following the signs, go left to find a door located northwest of the area. After crossing this door, go to the right and validate the end of the level.
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Among the world's most famous urban legends is about alligators allegedly living in New York City's sewer system. The Russians do not lag behind the Americans in terms of the popular imagination. Some see giant rats in the metro, while others talk about ghosts and the "mutagenic radiation" of the Ostankino television tower.
The mysteries of the metro
When it comes to rumours about the Moscow subway , truth is closely intertwined with fiction. Even officials do not deny that there are classified military and government lines under the capital – the so-called "Metro-2.”
Enthusiasts have, however, been unsuccessfully trying to find more accurate information for years. Is there one line there or an entire system? Or is there an underground city for 15,000 people? Typical for an urban legend, there are a thousand versions of this story. They are united by an aura of secrecy and danger.
"It was really scary to hear the sound of tarpaulin boots near the alleged entrance to Metro-2," said Konstantin, one of Moscow’s community of “diggers,” or enthusiasts who explore subterranean bunkers, wells, tunnels and other facilities. "Is it still guarded by the KGB men, or something?"
Another Moscow resident claims her digger friend was allegedly shot at by special services while searching for Metro-2. The difficult-to-verify stories by the diggers about their adventures at the closed facility add to people's curiosity.
"My grandmother told me about Metro-2 in my childhood, and then about mutant rats," recalls Moscow resident Valeria. In the 1990s, tabloids publicized stories about giant rats living in the tunnels.
So could Splinter from " Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles " find company in the Moscow catacombs? "It's all science: Radiation from rocks must cause mutations in rats," says Pavel, also from Moscow. "But they live in technical rooms, so you can't see them."
On the surface
Not only are the underground bunkers of the Soviet elite shrouded in legend, but also fairly earthly structures, such as the home of Lavrenty Beria, the USSR People's Commissar for State Security and Stalin's right-hand man.
During interrogation in 1953, Beria confessed to abducting and raping dozens of women, but the authenticity of these papers is still being debated (Beria was removed by Khrushchev in a power struggle, and the documents could have been falsified after the execution of this dangerous rival).
But the image of the sadistic Beria was firmly imprinted on the popular mind, and his house in Moscow is surrounded by dark rumours. Allegedly, an invisible car rolls on Malaya Nikitskaya Ulitsa at midnight, with its old motor rumbling. Footsteps are heard, and Beria's ghost comes to his house for violent pleasures: curious pedestrians will soon even hear a woman crying from behind the walls.
Skeptics will say that the crying comes from late-working employees of the Tunisian embassy (the commissar's house is now occupied by a diplomatic mission), but this version is much more boring, even though probably the truth.
Napoleonic soldiers and a 500-year-old witch
It is not only the city centre where legends abound.
Many people believe that hundreds of soldiers from Napoleon’s army were buried in the hills of Peredelkino, a holiday village in the outskirts of Moscow, in 1812. Paranormal enthusiasts imbue the mounds with mystical qualities, believing that electronics go haywire and travellers disappear there.
In reality, however, it is likely that there are no mass graves there.
"After the difficult war with Napoleon, peasants saw its echoes everywhere, so this is an old myth," researchers of the Museum of Moscow told RIR. "In the 19th century, archaeologists excavated Slavic mounds from the 10 th and 11 th centuries. But the inhabitants of the surrounding villages still considered them to be the graves of French soldiers."
The Ostankino neighbourhood, where Europe's highest TV tower is located, is also mythologized. It is allegedly haunted by the ghost of an old woman, who was murdered in the 16 th century. Now she walks around and predicts disasters.
The 500-year-old witch is believed to have predicted the high-profile murder of well-known TV journalist Vlad Listyev and a fire at Ostankino in 2000. Sometimes these stories are complemented by vivid details – for example, the furniture in Listyev's office was allegedly gnawed after his death by animals, mutated by the tower's radiation.
Then there are less bloody rumours: for example, one about a bulldozer embedded by builders in the TV centre's building by mistake. Yana Sidorova, the author of a study about the legends of Ostankino, says the TV centre's staff do not really believe in these sorts of stories, but are quite happy to spread them.
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Ch. 9 The Development of Russia
Ivan i and the rise of moscow, learning objective.
- Outline the key points that helped Moscow become so powerful and how Ivan I accomplished these major victories
- Moscow was considered a small trading outpost under the principality of Vladimir-Suzdal into the 13th century.
- Power struggles and constant raids under the Mongol Empire’s Golden Horde caused once powerful cities, such as Kiev, to struggle financially and culturally.
- Ivan I utilized the relative calm and safety of the northern city of Moscow to entice a larger population and wealth to move there.
- Alliances between Golden Horde leaders and Ivan I saved Moscow from many of the raids and destruction of other centers, like Tver.
A rival city to Moscow that eventually lost favor under the Golden Horde.
Grand Prince of Vladimir
The title given to the ruler of this northern province, where Moscow was situated.
The Rise of Moscow
Moscow was only a small trading outpost in the principality of Vladimir-Suzdal in Kievan Rus’ before the invasion of Mongol forces during the 13th century. However, due to the unstable environment of the Golden Horde, and the deft leadership of Ivan I at a critical time during the 13th century, Moscow became a safe haven of prosperity during his reign. It also became the new seat of power of the Russian Orthodox Church.
Ivan I (also known as Ivan Kalita) was born around 1288 to the Prince of Moscow, Daniil Aleksandrovich. He was born during a time of devastation and upheaval in Rus’. Kiev had been overtaken by the invading Mongol forces in 1240, and most of the Rus’ principalities had been absorbed into the Golden Horde of the Mongol Empire by the time Ivan was born. He ascended to the seat of Prince of Moscow after the death of his father, and then the death of his older brother Yury.
Ivan I. He was born around 1288 and died in either 1340 or 1341, still holding the title of Grand Prince of Vladimir.
Ivan I stepped into a role that had already been expanded by his predecessors. Both his older brother and his father had captured nearby lands, including Kolomna and Mozhaisk. Yury had also made a successful alliance with the Mongol leader Uzbeg Khan and married his sister, securing more power and advantages within the hierarchy of the Golden Horde.
Ivan I continued the family tradition and petitioned the leaders of the Golden Horde to gain the seat of Grand Prince of Vladimir. His other three rivals, all princes of Tver, had previously been granted the title in prior years. However they were all subsequently deprived of the title and all three aspiring princes also eventually ended up murdered. Ivan I, on the other hand, garnered the title from Khan Muhammad Ozbeg in 1328. This new title, which he kept until his death around 1340, meant he could collect taxes from the Russian lands as a ruling prince and position his tiny city as a major player in the Vladimir region.
During this time of upheaval, the tiny outpost of Moscow had multiple advantages that repositioned this town and set it up for future prosperity under Ivan I. Three major contributing factors helped Ivan I relocate power to this area:
- It was situated in between other major principalities on the east and west so it was often protected from the more devastating invasions.
- This relative safety, compared to Tver and Ryazan, for example, started to bring in tax-paying citizens who wanted a safe place to build a home and earn a livelihood.
- Finally, Moscow was set up perfectly along the trade route from Novgorod to the Volga River, giving it an economic advantage from the start.
Ivan I also spurred on the growth of Moscow by actively recruiting people to move to the region. In addition, he bought the freedom of people who had been captured by the extensive Mongol raids. These recruits further bolstered the population of Moscow. Finally, he focused his attention on establishing peace and routing out thieves and raiding parties in the region, making for a safe and calm metaphorical island in a storm of unsettled political and military upsets.
Kievan Rus’ 1220-1240. This map illustrates the power dynamics at play during the 13th century shortly before Ivan I was born. Sarai, the capital of the Golden Horde, sat to the southeast, while Moscow (not visible on this map) was tucked up in the northern forests of Vladimir-Suzdal.
Ivan I knew that the peace of his region depended upon keeping up an alliance with the Golden Horde, which he did faithfully. Moscow’s increased wealth during this era also allowed him to loan money to neighboring principalities. These regions then became indebted to Moscow, bolstering its political and financial position.
In addition, a few neighboring cities and villages were subsumed into Moscow during the 1320s and 1330s, including Uglich, Belozero, and Galich. These shifts slowly transformed the tiny trading outpost into a bustling city center in the northern forests of what was once Kievan Rus’.
Russian Orthodox Church and The Center of Moscow
Ivan I committed some of Moscow’s new wealth to building a splendid city center and creating an iconic religious setting. He built stone churches in the center of Moscow with his newly gained wealth. Ivan I also tempted one of the most important religious leaders in Rus’, the Orthodox Metropolitan Peter, to the city of Moscow. Before the rule of the Golden Horde the original Russian Orthodox Church was based in Kiev. After years of devastation, Metropolitan Peter transferred the seat of power to Moscow where a new Renaissance of culture was blossoming. This perfectly timed transformation of Moscow coincided with the decades of devastation in Kiev, effectively transferring power to the north once again.
Peter of Moscow and scenes from his life as depicted in a 15th-century icon. This religious leader helped bring cultural power to Moscow by moving the seat of the Russian Orthodox Church there during Ivan I’s reign.
One of the most lasting accomplishments of Ivan I was to petition the Khan based in Sarai to designate his son, who would become Simeon the Proud, as the heir to the title of Grand Prince of Vladimir. This agreement a line of succession that meant the ruling head of Moscow would almost always hold power over the principality of Vladimir, ensuring Moscow held a powerful position for decades to come.
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A History of Moscow in 13 Dishes
Jun 06 2018.
War, hunger, and some of the world’s great doomed social experiments all changed the way that Moscow eats.
Moscow, the European metropolis on Asia’s western flank, has always been a canvas for competing cultures. Its cuisine is no different. The ancient baselines of winter grains, root vegetables, and cabbage acquired scaffolding from both directions: eastern horsemen brought meat on sticks, western craftsmen brought pastries, and courtly French chefs came and drowned it all in cream.
History has a place on the plate here, as well: war, hunger, and some of the world’s great doomed social experiments from Serfdom to Communism to Bandit Capitalism all changed the way that Moscow eats. So in the spirit of all of those grand failures, we—a Russian chef and an American writer—will attempt here to reduce the towering history of this unknowable city to 13 dishes, with some Imperial past but a special emphasis on the more recent decades of culinary paroxysms as Moscow emerged from its Soviet slumber.
To visualize the long marriage between French and Russian cuisines, picture Peter the Great, on a diplomatic sojourn to Paris in 1717, a “ stranger to etiquette ”, meeting the 7-year-old boy-king Louis XV and lifting him in the air out of sheer elán. These things were simply not done, and yet, there they were. Peter’s joyful (and often envious) fascination with all things French took hold, among other places, in the kitchen. He brought French chefs back to his palaces, and then the lesser nobility followed suit, and when the first restaurants emerged in Moscow, they also spoke French. The Hermitage Restaurant, which was open from 1864 until history intervened in 1917, had a Francophone Belgian named Lucien Olivier as a chef, and he made a salad that was a perfectly unrestrained combination of French flavors and Russian ingredients: grouse! Veal tongue! Proto-mayonnaise! The ingredients now tend toward the pedestrian—boiled beef, dill pickles, various vegetables all bound with mayonnaise—and it has become a staple of Russian cuisine, especially on New Year’s. And yes, if you’ve ever seen the lonely Ensalada Rusa wilting behind the sneezeguard of a Spanish tapas bar, that is supposed to be a successor to the Olivier. But in Moscow, you should eat Matryoshka ’s version, which is not the original recipe but has some of that imperial richness: crayfish, quail, sturgeon caviar, and remoulade, all under a translucent aspic skirt, for 990₽ ($16).
There’s a type of expression around bottling things—bottled lightning, summer in a jar, etc.—that feels very apt here. What exactly is bottled with vareniye (jam)? A lot more than just fruit. These jams, which tend to be thinner than western varieties—with whole berries or fruit chunks in syrup—are bottled with a lot of Russian identity. There’s the Russian love of countryside. Deep dacha culture of summer cottages and personal orchards. Traditional naturopathy (raspberry vareniye taken with tea will fight fever). And above all, friendship is bottled here— vareniye made from the overabundance of fruit at one’s dacha is the most typical Russian gift, real sharing from real nature, even in the often-cynical heart of Europe’s largest megacity. Visitors who are short on lifelong friendships in Moscow can pick some up fine vareniye at any Lavka Lavka shop (we recommend the delicate young pine cone jam) or, curiously enough, at many Armenian stores.
The clinical-sounding title of Lev Auerman’s 1935 classic Tekhnologiya Khlebopecheniya ( Bread Baking Technology) doesn’t promise scintillation. But Auerman’s recipe for rye bread changed Russian bread forever. An older legend had it that the bread was baked dark for mourning by a woman widowed in the battle of Borodino in 1812, but the real birth of the bread came from Auerman’s recipes. A modification on sweet, malted Baltic breads, Auerman’s Borodinsky bread was 100% rye and used caraway or anise. The recipe has evolved a bit—today it is 80% rye and 20% wheat high extraction flour and leans more on coriander than caraway. But its flavor profile (sweet, chewy) as well as its characteristic L7 mold —a deep brick of bread—has made it easily identifiable as the traditional, ubiquitous, every-occasion bread of Moscow. You can buy it everywhere, but the Azbuka Vkusa high-end markets have a reliably good sliced version.
Look closely at those Russians who have followed their money to live in London, or are vacationing in Cyprus or Antalya. See the slight melancholy that not even cappuccinos or sunshine can erase. It’s not because Russians are gloomy by nature; it’s probably because there is no real grechka outside of Russia and Ukraine, and that is devastating. Buckwheat grain and groats— grechka (or grecha in Saint Petersburg)—are deep in the culture. It’s a wartime memory: May 9 Victory Day celebrations feature military kitchens serving buckwheat like they did at the front. It’s a little slice of Russian history that lies somewhere between oatmeal and couscous. In Moscow, eat it at Dr. Zhivago with milk (180₽/US$2.90) or mushrooms (590₽/US$9.50), and rejoice.
This fantastically expressive egg-and-canned-fish salad is a testament to Soviet ingenuity—it’s the ultimate puzzle to make a drastically limited food chain sparkle—and the universal human thrill of layering foods. The geological creation starts with a base layer of fish, then layers of grated cooked potato, mayonnaise, shredded cheese, grated carrots, sweet onion, diced egg whites and then capped with a brilliant yellow crumble of boiled egg yolk. It sits there on the plate, dazzling like the flowering mimosa tree it is named after. The taste? Well, it’s comfort food. Pick some up to go at any Karavaev Brothers location —the excellent deli chain sells it for 650₽ (US$10.40) a kilo.
It seems odd, almost impossible, to imagine a time in Russia before shashlik. It’s meat on a stick, something that all humans should have had on the menu since at least the time of Prometheus. But shashlik as we know it know—cubes of marinated meat cooked with vegetables over a mangal grill—didn’t really take off in Russia until the early 1900s. And due to a lack of suitable meat in much of the Soviet era (there were no meat cattle herds, only dairy), we’re starting the clock on shashlik in the late Soviet period. Despite its relatively recent (re)appearance, it is now the ubiquitous grill phenomenon of Russia, a welcome ritual of summer.
Much of Russian cuisine has borrowed heavily from Central Asia and further east over the millennia ( pelmeni anyone?), but plov is a striking example of an entire eastern dish making its way directly into Russian households. With the collapse of the Soviet Union and upheaval in many Central Asian Soviet Republics, mass economic migration to Moscow took off in the late 80s and early 90s. Central Asians today are the lifeblood of the Moscow labor force (part of up to 10-12 million Central Asian migrants living in Russia), and plov—rice steamed in stock with meat and vegetables—has jumped from the migrant communities to the homes of Muscovites everywhere. It has developed an unfortunate reputation for being a food that even finicky kids will eat, so there is a lot of harried domestic plov being made. But you can get a fully expressed Uzbek version at Danilovsky Market, online at plov.com , or at Food City—the surf-and-turf Tsukiji of Moscow.
The Big Mac
So many of the difficulties in American-Russian relations come down to one foundational attitude problem: The Americans (that’s half of this writing duo) were incredibly, distressingly smug through the entire fall of the Soviet Union. We mistook Soviet failure for an American victory, and that made all the difference. What does that have to do with a Big Mac? Well, when Russia’s first McDonald’s opened on Pushkinskaya in 1990 and 5000 people turned out to wait in line for the first taste of America, we back home in the states mistook it for culinary and commercial superiority. But there was something more complicated happening: Russians had been denied Western goods for so long and with such force that any outside identity was much-needed oxygen. And the long-term victory, as McDonald’s has continued to thrive in post-Soviet Russia, really belongs to the local franchise, which used higher-quality ingredients than in the U.S. and created a chain that was successful not because of its American identity but because of its Russian modifications. We wouldn’t recommend eating at any McDonald’s, especially not when there is Teremok for your fast-food needs, but having a soda in the original location is one way to sit and ponder the sin of hubris. And to use the free toilet and Wi-Fi.
The crown jewel of Levantine meat preparations, perhaps the single greatest street meat in the world: Shawarma. It first came to Moscow with a shawarma joint across from the Passazh mall, opened in the early 90s by Syrian cooks who dazzled masses with their sizzling, spinning, spiced meat emporium. Lines that stretched into the hundreds of people weren’t uncommon in those heady early days. And even though the original spot closed many years ago, Moscow shawarma only grew from there, mutating into the beast it is today, where you’re likely to find chicken, cabbage, mayo and a thin tomato sauce all combining to make the Levant a distant memory.
Fish Tartare aka Sashimi
One result of the aforementioned American smugness is that the West seemed surprised at how rapidly 1990s Russia assimilated some of the most hardcore capitalist traits, including but not limited to conspicuous consumerism. Moscow’s new elite was very, very good at that. What could be more conspicuous that recreating a restrained, exclusive seafood cuisine from Japan in the chaotic, landlocked megacity of Moscow? The very improbability of high-end sushi and sashimi in Moscow fueled much of its allure, and even though the trends have moved on from sushi, you can still tell the emotional attachment that the oligarch class has to those formative wastes of money. Sumosan restaurant started in Moscow back in 1997 and has since expanded to Monte Carlo and Londongrad , where they serve a dish that they call Fish Tartare, among others, in their restaurants and through their private jet catering service.
Blue Cheese roll
If the early elite sushi restaurants in Moscow were the frivolous edge of a food phenomenon, then Yakitoriya , a chain which started in the late 1990s, democratized it with affordable sushi rolls geared to local tastes. The Blue Cheese Roll, available now on their menu, seems like the apex (or nadir) of the Russianized roll: salmon, smoked eel, cucumber, cream cheese, Blue Cheese sauce. It might not be Jiro’s dream, but a true Russian middle class, one that can work honestly, earn meaningful salaries, and have a freaky sushi roll at the end of the week just like the rest of us—that’s something worthing dreaming for. Blue Cheese Roll, Yakitoriya, 417₽ (US$6.70)
If you’re American, have you ever wondered why tacos took over middle America but sopes remain virtually unknown? It’s curious how a country can assimilate some foods from their neighbors and but remain blissfully ignorant of others. That may explain what took place two years ago in Moscow, when the city seemingly discovered, as if for the first time, the bagged awesomeness that is khinkali , a soup dumpling from Russia’s southern neighbor Georgia. It became very trendy very quickly, and khinkali joints sprouted across Moscow like griby after a rain. But it wasn’t just that dish: what they were serving was a bit of the imagined southern, sybaritic lifestyle of the Caucasus, as promised in restaurant names like Est’ Khinkali Pit Vino ( Eat Khinkali Drink Wine ). Your best bets are at the stately Sakhli , around 100₽ (US$1.60) per soft, fulsome dumpling, or the more modernized Kafe Khinkalnaya on Neglinnaya Street , 100₽ (US$0.80) a dumpling.
We have named burrata—yes, that Italian alchemy of cheese and cream—the Perfect Dish of Moscow 2018, if only because it is the Dish of the Moment, ready to be enjoyed at the height of its faddishness now, and equally ready to be replaced when the city decides to move on. Read Anna Maslovskaya’s masterful breakdown of why—and where—to eat burrata in Moscow.
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Art in Moscow: Museums, Galleries and Museum-Reserves
There is no strict dress code in Moscow museums. However, if you are going to explore ancient churches and holy places we recommend more conservative outwear. Women should have their heads covered.
All state museums and galleries are free every third Sunday of the month. Some of the Moscow museums are free on holidays, and during the «Museum days» and «Museum Night».
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The Moscow Kremlin
Don’t miss a chance to see the very heart of Moscow, the Kremlin, the symbol of the Russian State, one of the greatest architectural ensembles in the world, a treasury of unusual relics and monuments of art. It is situated on a high Borovitskiy hill above the Moskva River, so you’ll be able to see a spectacular view of the city center. The famous Armory Chamber and the Diamond Fund are real treasure-houses, where you can see ancient Russian regalia, ceremonial tsar’s dress, church hierarchs’ vestments, arms, gold and silverware by Russian, European and Eastern masters. The Kremlin is the official President’s residence and remains a gorgeous political landmark. The UNESCO has included the ensemble of the Moscow Kremlin in the World Heritage List.
The State Historical Museum
Ivan Zabelin, Aleksey Uvarov, and several other Slavophiles founded the State Historical Museum in 1872 to promote Russian history and national self-awareness. During its century-long history, the museum has collected more than 4.5 million of valuable items and over 12 million pages of documental archives. Its exhibitions range from relics of prehistoric tribes that lived in the territory of present-day Russia, through priceless artworks acquired by members of the Romanov dynasty. The museum’s historical building which was reconstructed and equipped to meet all the visitors requirements is on the Red Square.
The State Tretyakov Gallery
The State Tretyakov Gallery takes a special place among the national art museums of the world. Established with the efforts of one person, the dedicated collector Pavel Tretyakov, it possesses a unique collection of Russian art, more than 150000 masterpieces, created by famous Russian artists throughout the centuries. The historic building of the State Tretyakov Gallery at Lavrushinski Lane presents Russian art from the 11th through the early 20th century. The state Tretyakov Gallery at Krymsky Val has an excellent collection of Russian art of the 20th century, modern art and holds temporary exhibitions.
The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts
The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts is one the largest European museums of fine art. It has one of the most remarkable collections of fine arts in Russia that consists of artworks from ancient times to the present day. Visitors can see great paintings by world famous artists: Rembrandt, Botticelli, Canaletto, Tiepolo, along with the remarkable collections of Impressionists, Post-impressionists, modernists: Monet, Cezanne, Van Gogh, Picasso and others. Moreover, the museum holds the private collectors’ galleries, many of were inaccessible to public for many years.
Moscow Museum of Modern Art
Moscow Museum of Modern Art specializes in the modern art of 20th and 21st centuries. The famous Russian artist and sculptor Zurab Tsereteli has founded it. The museum is located in four historic buildings in Petrovka Street, Gogolevsky Boulevard, Ermolaevsky lane and Tverskoy Boulevard. The museum’s collection depicts the development of avant-garde. The largest part of the collection consists of masterpieces of Russian artists, but you can also find works by Anri Russo, Joan Miro, Pablo Picasso and many others.
The Moscow Planetarium
The Planetarium in Moscow first opened its doors in 1929. After a global reconstruction, it was reopened in 2011. Now it is a multifunctional complex that combines scientific and educational resources: the interactive museum «Lunarium», the Museum of Urania, the Big Star Hall and the Sky Park, family recreation center, that focuses on different age groups. The Moscow Planetarium is one of the biggest planetariums in the world.
Garage museum of contemporary art.
Exhibit on display during the opening of «Art Experiment»
The museum is a kind of independent platform aimed to disclose and reveal a new way of thinking. The Garage Center currently reflects the contemporary innovations of national and world’s culture. It invites you to the beautiful world of modern art, showing its best pieces. This center offers a great number of various exhibitions, educational projects for kids and adults, and publishing. The Garage Center is also called The Museum of Everything. It provides ways and reasons for public dialogue and the creation of progressive ideas.
The Multimedia Art Museum
Fifty Years of Bond Style Exhibition
The Multimedia Art Museum opened in October 2010 at the base of the Moscow House of Photography. One of the main principles of MAMM s work is complete openness to the new forms of visual expression and for the fresh, innovative trends in the Russian and foreign media art and photography. There are seven floors of spacious exhibition halls and minimalist architecture that is a great font for modern art. The exhibition history of MAMM and Moscow House of Photography counts more than 1300 exhibitions in Russia and abroad. Moreover, Multimedia Art Museum has different educational programs and holds famous Moscow art festivals: Photobiennale, «Fashion and Style in Photography» and others.
Lumiere Brothers Photography Center
This modern photo gallery is located in the very heart of Moscow, next to the Kremlin, Cathedral of Christ the Savior, big art galleries, design studios famous clubs and restaurants. The photography Center houses in an old and huge mansion at the Moskva River Embankment. Lumiere Brothers Photography Center has three huge exhibition rooms, lecture hall, library with an immense collection of rare books in photography and an independent bookshop. The Center is conducting research work, organizing educational projects, providing a base for the future Russian Museum of Photography.
Winzavod (Wine Factory) is the first and the biggest Center of Contemporary Art in our country. It unites all the areas of modern culture: exhibitions, festivals, lecture programs, cinema, concerts, theater premieres. You will find here a big amount of art galleries, artists’ workshops, designers and photographers studios, art cafes, fashion showrooms, a bookshop, children’s studio and many other things. The purpose of Winzavod is to support and to develop Russian contemporary art, art initiatives and help talented young people. Visiting Winzavod you will see the art that defines not only today’s but also tomorrow’s life.
The Manezh was built in 1817 in honor of the 5th anniversary of Russia’s victory in the 1812 war. Then it was called «Exerzierhaus», building, intended for military drills. The building has the unique construction – wooden structure trusses overlap the space of 44.86 square meters without any intermediate supports. After 1917, Manezh served as a garage for government vehicles. And since 1957 it has been continuously used for exhibitions and public events. In 2004, the building was severely damaged by fire. Renovated in 2005 the Manezh doubled its area. Nowadays it is one of the leading Moscow exhibition halls. There are two exhibition spaces, a conference room and a cafe on the third-floor observation deck. The Manezh hosts numerous fairs, festivals, and exhibitions.
Flacon Design Factory
Flacon Design Factory, located in the territory of a former glass factory, has become a pioneer in the revitalization of industrial zone outside the historic center of Moscow. Flacon has become a powerful launch pad for multiple cool projects, self-expression of creative individuals and carrying-out of sociocultural initiatives. No wonder that the atmosphere at Flacon entirely coincides with its motto: «Create as you please!» The Factory includes offices, co-working zone, shops, workshops, exhibition and creative projects spaces. Lectures, film screenings, fairs, design festivals, innovative exhibitions, presentations, concerts, limited actions and design community work days pass here weekly.
Artplay is near Winzavod in the former industrial space in the area Kurskaya metro station and occupies an area of 75,000 square meters. Artplay, providing a new life to carefully reconstructed factory buildings, has become an important part of the contemporary cultural landscape of the city. Artplay unites designers, architects, furniture, lighting, ceramics, decorative materials shops, involving them in cooperation with each other. Young Moscow galleries, artists’ studios, cafes, bars, bookstores, music club, school of design, theater, children’s art studio are also situated here. Three exhibition halls regularly host contemporary art exhibitions, festivals, video art, alternative music concerts, performances, film screenings, lectures and master classes.
The Center For Creative Industries «Fabrika» is an art space for non-commercial creative projects. Today it is the example of peaceful coexistence of art business, operating enterprise, production, and workplaces for talented people in Moscow. CCI Fabrika is a member of the international network of non-profit cultural centers – Trans Europe Halls. This project is a typical umbrella-center. It is developing in both ways: creating and exhibiting its cultural projects and offering workspaces for other creative groups. Here you can find art studios and workshops of design, architecture, cinema, theater, cartoon animation and contemporary music studios.
Tsaritsyno State Museum-Reserve
Tsaritsyno State Museum-Reserve is one of the largest historical, cultural, recreation and touristic complexes. Its total area is more than 700 hectares. It is an excellent combination of nature – marvelous rivers, ponds, streams, forests – and scientifically restored and renovated architectural and landscape monuments. The museum’s collection of historical items, exhibitions, and educational programs will be attractive for both national visitors and foreign tourists.
Arkhangelskoye Country Estate
Russian cultural monument is a good sublimation of the stunning beauty of a green space and luxurious collection of paintings, sculptures, unique books and pieces arts and crafts. During its long history, the estate was used as a recreation place for emperors, politicians, famous writers and poets. Today it is the finest place to have an enjoyable walk and to see the richest collection Russian art.
A unique historic place – Kolomenskoe – is situated in the picturesque surrounding over the Moscow River banks. A magnificent country estate has appeared at the lands full of legends. Archeological discoveries state that the first settlements appeared here in the VIII century. It is an ancient and uniquely formed place. Today this is a unique complex of cultural monuments of high historical value.
Sergiev Posad Museum-Reserve
Museum of Sergiev-Posad is a historical and art reserve. It is located within the unique wall of the St. Sergius Trinity Lavra. This ancient monastery gathered its treasures during centuries from the tsars, princes and boyars donations. Moreover, many art and craft items were made at Lavra’s workshops. Now, the collections of Sergiev-Posad Museum-Reserve include rare, ancient icons, Cyrillic alphabet books, medieval manuscripts, visual art items, gold and silver showpieces.
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