An exhibition dedicated to the 120th anniversary of one of the most famous Soviet architects Boris Iofan at the Schusev State Museum of Architecture, Vozdvizhenka St., 5 (M. Biblioteka imeni Lenina, Alexandrovsky sad, Arbatskaya) will be opened until February 26, 2012.
Boris Iofan is mainly known as an author of the “House on the Embankment” and the Soviet Pavilion with a sculpture of the “Worker and Collective Farm Girl” by V. Mukhina created for the World’s Fair of 1937. Although never realized, the ambitious Palace of Soviets, became the project of his life. For me, the initial project of Moscow State University and those interior designs for the Palace of Soviets halls looking like Pantheon or a Christian church proved to be particularly interesting.
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Few activities are as magical as ice skating in winter holiday season.
Ice skating rink in Gorky Park (9 Krymskiy Val St., metro st. Oktyabrskaya) has become popular again.
Be ready to see a long line to get in when you come at 5pm.
Opening times: 10am-3pm, 5pm-11pm
Weekdays 10am – 3pm 150 rub
Weekdays 5pm – 11pm 300 rub
Weekends and Holidays 10am – 3pm 300 rub
Weekends and Holidays 5pm – 11pm 400 rub
under 7 – free, 7-12 – 100 rub
Skate hire deposit – 1500 rub
Gorky park. Photo by E.Evzerikhin. 1938
- Olga, I am visiting Moscow in December and would like to go ice-skating in the city outdoors. Can you recommend a good ice skating rink to go to?
- My absolutely favorite place for winter outdoor skating in Moscow is certainly the ice skating rink on Red Square (the GUM-Katok), offering one-of-a-kind views and good ice every session.
info about Red Square ice skating rink on AskMoscow
photos of Red Square ice skating rink
It seems this year the ice skating rink on Red Square may have a worthy competitor. Gorky Park (9 Krymskiy Val St., metro st. Oktyabrskaya) was always popular for its walkways and paths iced over for skating but frankly speaking the quality of ice has been quite bad there in the last years. Hope everything will be much better now. They started a reconstruction program in the park recently and principally changed its priorities.
the-village.ru about Gorky park ice skating rink
The exhibition “Poiret – King of Fashion” will be open in the Moscow Kremlin till January, 12, 2012.
We can visit the Bolshoi theatre again starting from November 2.
Year of Spain in Russia. Salvador Dalí retrospective will be held at the State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts from 3 September until 13 November 2011. The exhibition repesents 25 oil paintings, 20 watercolours, 70 drawings, and many photographs from the collection of Dalí Theatre and Museum in Figueres.
One of Moscow’s most famous baths is known as Sanduny or Sandunovskie bani.
I was asked how to get to the catholic church of the Immaculate Conception in Moscow.
It is located on Malaya Gruzinskaya, 27.
I invite you to visit an estate and house, designed by the famous Russian painter Vasily Polenov for himself and his family and built on the bank of the Oka river 130 km south of Moscow in 1892. You will love well preserved artist’s collections, the views from the house windows and from surrounding hills.
I was asked how to get Park Museon if metro station Park cultury is closed?
It is easy to get there from M. Oktyabrskaya. Look at the map below.