Bolshoi tickets

One of the dancers or perhaps even the Bolshoi director after one of recent ugly episodes.

That’s one of the regular question. I’d try Olesya who is better oriented in these things. has been recommended but I have no personal experience with it. Attempted going to Bolshoi once in 1993, was turned off by matreshka dolls in the lobby. I could tell you more about my Bolshoi related experiences and impressions but as it is now I think this project suffers from lack of balance and proportion between information you travellers need and my views that I try to inflict on humanity so I’ll shut up but if you think I’m just an old grouch google Bolshoi+scandals+acid to see what sort of a place you want to support by paying for these silly $400 tickets.

Fish Market cluster of stores, shops, and services

Here is what you’ll find in the Fish Market near my apartment that’s available for short-term rent for a very reasonable price:


  • Fish and caviar.
  • Tea, coffee, chocolate.
  • Fruits and vegetables.
  • Shoe repair (but see other posts on the subject).
  • Bakery.
  • Home hardware.
  • Dry cleaners.
  • Clothing repair.
  • Printing.
  • Air and train tickets.

And this Fish Market is just one of several clusters and a multitude of free-standing stores, shops, and service providers in Zamoskvorechye. Of all the neighbourhoods I think it is Zamoskvorechye that has the most developed and intense infrastructure to take care of traveller’s everyday needs.