Time-capsule “Komissionka”

A nearly untouched by time consignment store found at Preobrazhensky val 25, next to a church or a monastery with a large “Иконописная мастерская” (icon-painting shop) sign.

What a pattern. Things I like appear to aggregate around religious establishments, which I don’t like. Yes, there is a story why but it is beyond the scope of this Uncle Pasha’s Moscow project. 

A legal alcohol outlet on ul. Lusinovskaya

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 >>

Tire chains

The best I’ve seen is www.put-and-go.ru. Outlets all over Moscow.

What you can normally find here are old-style Russian variety chains that are a pain to put on, eat up the tire in no time, and need to be taken off before even a short stretch of bare asphalt. The alternative is real low-quality products that, if you are lucky, will serve once. Both are to be avoided.

Free range eggs at the Fish Market

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.