The Vietnamese market said to have survived the recent anti-migrant campaign

Just got two reports. First, about a prostitution and drugs bust there yesterday in one of Moscow’s advertising papers: http://www.metronews.ru/novosti/v-stolice-zaderzhali-30-prostitutok-iz-v-etnama/Tpoldm—Ny2vsVztUYwaM/, which sort of implies the market is still there. Second, an eyewitness report it is business as usual. See Vietnamese market >> I’M ASKED ABUT IT REGULARLY AND WILL APPRECIATE AN UPDATE.

Spanish food

spanish_foodA new Spanish Court store just opened up in the Fish Market in Zamoskvorechye. Unlike the Metro Alexeyevskaya location this one is likely to have English/Spanish speaking staff, and their site www.spanish-food.ru is at least part English. No, I have not yet visited this one personally but I’ve been going to the Alexeyevskaya location for vinegar, olive oil, and wine since about 2010.

Another vegetarian catering service

Run by the Hare Krishna people. Full dinner: 200 roubles ($7). Delivery near Metro VDNKh, Botanichesky Sad, Sviblovo, Otradnoye, or Vladykino is 200 roubles and free for orders over 600. Free trial dinners to offices in the area. Delivery elsewhere in Moscow is 300 roubles for orders under 1000, and free if over 1000. Delivery happens from noon to 2pm. Orders to be made the previous day before 7pm. +7 925 201 4977 or +7 915 140 7387, prasad@topvkus.ru Many of Hare Krishna devotees speak fluent English.