Author: Samantha Barrett

Coffee Shops in Moscow

A wave of coffeeshops have relatively recently swept across Russia. Once dominated by dehyradted Nescafe, most Russian cities now offer modern coffee shops specializing in everything from quick, cheap coffee to go to comfortable places to sit and relax with your beverage and snack. Below are some notable locations in Moscow for coffee. Introduction Moscow’s […]

6 Post-Soviet Culinary Options in Moscow

The particular mix of foods that the USSR brought together still stands out in the mix of local restaurants found across Russia. The three major cuisines are Caucasian, most often represented by Georgian food, Central Asian, which is most often represented by Uzbek varients, and Ukrainian. While many more can be found if you look, […]

6 Places for World Cuisine on a Student Budget in Moscow

Moscow is a giant, international metropolis. One can find food from just about every culture here, so long as you look for them. Below are several examples of some very different places to satisfy very different cravings for world cuisine – that are accessible from a student budget – in Moscow! Thanks to all the […]

Chistaya Liniya Ice Cream Factory Tour in Moscow

Чистая Линия (Chistaya Liniya) Ice Cream Factory Tour Included as part of the SRAS Cultural Program Summer, 2017 Website The SRAS group in Moscow was invited on an excursion to Чистая Линия (Chistaya Liniya), an ice cream factory known for quality ingredients and of course, delicious ice cream! We started off the tour by meeting […]

Moscow Shopping: A Complete Guide

Introduction and General Directory Shopping Malls: Moscow’s largest chain of malls is MEGA. These are fairly standard malls, with large “anchors” – usually IKEA (homewares) MVideo (electronics) and OBI (home improvement) and a range of clothing and specialty stores, food courts, and cinemas. Go on a weekday to avoid the crowds. Other major malls (many […]