It’s a pleasure to announce that my present long-term renters, a high tech-employed Russian couple with a cat and a parrot, are ready to share space in the very center of Moscow. Their motivation is not only $$ but a chance to practice their English, so the rate will be below market, or something like what it was nearly 10 years ago, $25/person/night for a place to stay, with Wi-Fi and a washing machine, in the very center of Moscow, 5-7 min. walk from Red Square. For those who are new here is a reminder of the arrangement:
Following a major upgrade the famous Второе дыхание (Second Wind) no longer qualifies as a low-life watering hole and a time-capsule from early 90s. Just an ordinary bar. Sad.
Unistream seems to be the most popular system. Works exactly the same as WesternUnion. 1.5%, 1% if the amount is over 30 th. roubles (just under $1000US). Most cities with pouplation over 50 thousand will have a Unistream (Унистрим) office.
The closet one to my apartment that’s available for rent is in the Fish Market (Рыбный рынок).
This one pretents to be not a store but a bar, which allows it to sell at night. Ulitsa Lusinovskaya 48/50, kv. 10. It is where Lusinovskaya crosses Pavla Andreyeva, and the store’s dore is right at the corner. Nearest metro: Dobryninskaya or Tulskaya. Based on eyewitness report. To be investigated soon.
Walking distance from my apartment for rent >>
Bolshaya Tatarskaya. I don’t remember the number. A very basic and CHEAP cafe. 100-150 roubles will get you a proper meal. A few steps from my apartment for rent. No booze naturally, and the menu is meat-centered although a serious salad is always be available.
Рыбный рынок (rybny rynok, fish market), Pyatnitsky pereulov 2. Look for Elena the butcher under the sign “Деревенское мясо” (derevenskoye myaso, village meat). Small eggs from young chicken at 100 roubles per 10.
Next to her is a stall with Ukrainian (Lviv) and Belarus beer but I think I’ve already listed it.
I’ve been for some time hearing rumours of sightings of Borjomi in Moscow. It disappeared from the time of the conflict over South Osetia and Abkhazia in 2008. Today I ran into Borjomi in Rybny Rynok (Fish Market) MORE>>
About one question about it per year, and I’m glad to finally be able to give a positive answer. I’ve seen these signs before but this is the first time in Moscow I’ve encountered a functional unit for sorting garbage. The corner of Novokuznetskaya and Klimentovsky. What’s more, the writing says it is some sort of a civic initiative.
One of these have fallen down Monday the 13th, bounced off the roof of the building next door, and flew into my neighbour’s window.
One place that works with several courier companies discovered during my recent exploratory walks around Zamoskvorechye. Sadovnichesky proyezd 22(?). That’s the street with tram tracks, the long building with a Billa (?) supermarket with under a yellow sign.