Renting Bikes near MSU in Moscow

Крути педали/Kruti Pedali Москва, Университетский проспект, д. 6, корп. 1. Телефон: +7 (495) 642-19-42 Электронная почта: info@kruti-pedali.ru Prices for rental start at $5 for the first hour Hours (May to September): Weekdays – 16:00 to...

Pizza Express in Moscow

Пицца экспресс/Pizza Express Москва, Новокузнецкая, 40 Телефон: +7 (495) 951-22-88 Hours: 12:00-24:00 каждый день (Everyday) Pricing ranges from $6 to $15 per item www.pizzaexpress.ru.com During my time in Moscow, I have tried to focus on...

Dishes from the Eastern Quarter in Moscow

Восточный квартал/кафе восточный квартал Vostochnyi kvartal Address: улица Арбат, 45/24, Moscow 119002 Telephone: 8 (499) 241-38-03 Meals from $12 www.vkvartal-arbat.ru One of the first restaurants I ate at when I arrived in Russia was an...

Pirogovaya M. V. Rogova – Pies Near MGU in Moscow

 Pirogovaya M. V. Rogova/Пироговая М.В.Рогова г. Москва, пр-т Вернадского, д. 9/10. м. «Университет» (выход из центра зала) Тел.: 8(495)782-70-12, 8(499)131-87-72. Hours of Operation (Seven days a week): 11:00 – 22:00   Meals from $8 www.pirogovaya.ru After class...

Moscow’s Seven Oldest Buildings

The following information was taken from a Facebook post by Москва и Москвичи. It has been translated here by SRAS Home and Abroad Translation Scholar Caroline Barlow. Some explanatory text (in italics) and hyperlinks to...

Home Sweet Homestay

For most students looking to study abroad, one of the biggest questions they face is whether to pay the extra money for a homestay, or just live in the dorms, which for SRAS programs, are covered in...

Why is the Metro…

The Village is a Russian-language publication in Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Kiev that seeks to inform locals about their various cities, their upcoming events, changes, and history. The following are two interesting entries from a...

History & Myths of Moscow State University

The following was originally written in Russian by amateur historian Igor Aksyuta and published on LiveJournal. It went viral on the Russian Internet for some time. It has here been translated by SRAS Home and...

Elizabeth Bagot: From Intern to Professional in Russia

Elizabeth Bagot holds a BA from Stanford University in International Relations with a minor in Russian Studies. After graduation, she enrolled for a full year of Russian as a Second Language through SRAS to improve...

Erin Decker: Translation, Editing, and Advancement in Russia

Erin Decker holds a BA in Political Science and International Studies (Global Security) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After completing SRAS’s Translate Abroad program in 2009, she went on to find employment as a translator and editor...

Restaurant Rimon in Moscow

Restaurant “Rimon”/Ресторан «Римон» 8 (499) 623-50-12 Большой Спасоглинищевский переулок 10 (closest metro: Китай-Город) Sunday through Thursday: 11:00 to 23:00 meals starting from $6 meat; under the supervision of the Chief Rabbinate of Russia (R’ Adolf...

Ryumochnaya in Moscow

Рюмочная/ Ryumochnaya Б. Никитская, д. 22/2, метро Арбатская Meals from 250 roubles This little place on Bolshaya Nikitskaya is not quite a cafe, not quite a cafeteria. You order at the counter, where all of...

Novodevichy Cemetery in Moscow

Новодевичье Кладбище/ Novodevichy Cemetery Лужнецкий пр., метро Спортивная 9am-5pm Admission free Novodevichy Cemetery is one of my favorite places in Moscow, and what luck that it is absolutely free to visit! I have personally been...

MGU Dormitory Cafe

Sixth Floor Cafе MGU Main Building (Ленинские Горы, д. 1) , Сектор Е 11:00 am-11:00 pm Meals from 75 roubles. For students living at MGU, this little cafe on the 6th floor of Sector E provides...

Restaurant Noodles in Moscow

Restaurant “Noodles”/Ресторан «Нудлс» +7 (495) 623-53-96 Большой Черкасский переулок 15-17/1 (closest metro: Лубянка, Китай-Город) Sunday through Thursday: 12:00 to 0:00 meals starting from $11 meat; under the supervision of the Chief Rabbinate of Russia (R’ Berel...

Bar & Restaurant Tel Aviv in Moscow

Tel Aviv Bar & Restaurant / Бар & Ресторан «Тель Авив» +7 (495) 694-01-45 (delivery available) Цветной Бульвар 30/1 (closest metro: Цветной Бульвар) Sunday through Thursday: 12:00 to 0:00; Friday: 12:00 to two-and-a-half hours before...

Cheburechnaya in Moscow

Cheburechnaya/ Чебуречная ул. Остоженка, д. 53/2. Open daily, 11:00-22:00 Meals/snacks from 45 roubles. This fast food establishment, located right behind the smaller entrance to the Park Kultury metro stop, serves чебуреки (chebureki), just as its name...

12 Cheap Theaters in Moscow

12 Cheap Theaters in Moscow including the Chekhov Art, Satiricon, Lenkom, and Sovremenik Theaters This information originally appeared in Russian on minimum-price.ru Translation provided by Michael Smeltzer Which Moscow theaters offer the lowest prices? Most...

Schwarma: Street Food in Moscow

Донер в лаваше, Куры Гриль, Свежая Выпечка / Donners in Lavash, Chicken Grill, Fresh Baked Goods  Kiosk, Университетская площадь Meals for 100 Rubles+ / ~$3.30+ Getting to Universitetskaya Ploshchad isn’t hard at all, but some...

Moscow State’s Student Cafeteria

Столовая МГУ / Dining Hall MGU    Meals for ~$4 The ominous facade of the MGU building provides, along with the other six Stalinist ‘sisters’, a fascinating example of Socialist Realist architecture and a physical manifestation...

Livan House – Middle Eastern in Moscow

Ливан Хаус  / Livan House  Kiosk, Проспект Вернадского, near ТЦ “Капитолий” (See Map) Shwarma for students 99 Rubles, Salads for ~80 Rubles; Meals for 350 Rubles+ Food/Service If you find yourself tired of dorm food...

Teremok: Fast Blini in Moscow

Теремок  / Teremok  ул. Арбат, д. 32, стр. 1 (м. “Смоленская”) (See Map) Meals for ~$5 and up The rather charming Teremok location on Old Arbat is closest to the metro station on Smolenskaya on...

Stardogs: Street Hot Dogs in Moscow

Стардог!с  / Stardogs  Университетская площадь / Kiosk near Universitetskaya Ploshad (See Map) (and many other locations around Moscow)  Meals for ~$3.60 or less I’ve been told that Stardogs is the butt of many-a-joke here in...

Vladimir: Russian with a Touch of Class

Владимир  / Vladimir  5-й Котельнический пер., 1 (м. “Таганская”) (See Map) Business Lunch for ~$6 Finding Vladimir may be a bit tricky for the directionally challenged. The main thing to keep in mind is that...

Korshka Kartoshka: Cheap Potatoes in Moscow

Крошка-Картошка / Kroshka-Kartoshka Пр. Вернадского, kiosk (one of many around Moscow)   Meals for ~60-200 Rubles/ ~$2-$6 I’m only a couple of weeks into my program, and SRAS has already provided two lovely tours for its...

Korchma: Ukrainian Delicacies in Moscow

Корчма  / Korchma Петровка, 30/7 (м. “Пушкинская”) (See Map) Meals for ~$12 and up To find Korchma simply come out of the metro and walk down Strastnoi Blvd. Petrovka will be running parallel to that...

Chaikhona: A Taste of Uzbek in Moscow

Чайхoна / Chaikhona 1-я Тверская-Ямская ул., 7 м. Маяковская (See Map) Meals for ~$10 and up Finding Chaikhana is no trouble at all: just come out of the Mayakovskaya station, turn away from the Kremlin,...

Bliny: An Eponymous Soviet Cafe in Moscow

Bliny / Блины Воронцовская ул., 8 м. Таганская (See Map) Meals for ~$10 and up, business lunch for $7 There are a few streets that go in different directions once you get out of the...

Avocado: Vegetarian in Moscow

Avocado / Авокадо Чистопрудный бульвар, 12/2 м. Чистые Пруды (See Map) Meals for ~$10 and up, business lunch for $7 To find Avocado simply come out of the Chistie Prudy station, stay to the right,...

Kruzhka – Moscow Pub Food

Кружка  / Kruzhka Ниж. Радищевская ул., 10 строение 1 (м. “Таганская”) (See Map) Meals for ~$7 and up, Business Lunch ~$5.60 Kruzhka is a very interesting place. You think that you’re entering a bar as...

Chicken Grill – Kiosks of Moscow

Куры Гриль  / Chicken Grill Kiosk, Проспект Вернадского, near ТЦ “Капитолий” (See Map) Shwarma 90 Rubles, Chebureks 20-40 Rubles, Kuri Gril 180 Rubles Location/Service This colorful kiosk located right outside the Kapitolii shopping mall near...

East Buffet: Moscow Does Chinese

Ист Буфет / East Buffet Новослободская ул., 16 м. Менделеевская (See Map) Monstrous Meals for ~$9; Red Plate Special (recommended) ~$10.50 As it turns out, paradise does indeed exist on earth. And as a matter...