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Bolshaya Nikitskaya street (ulitsa), Moscow

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Bolshaya Nikitskaya Street is a radial street that runs west from Mokhovaya Street to Garden Ring in Moscow, between Vozdvizhenka Street and Tverskaya Street . Central, eastern part of the street is notable for its educational institutions and theaters, western part beyond the Boulevard Ring has many Neoclassical mansions and competes with nearby Povarskaya Street for the title of Moscow's Embassy Row.HistoryThe street originated in the Middle Ages as a thoroughfare leading to Volokolamsk and Novgorod and was known as Volotskaya Street (eastern half) and Novgorodskaya Street (western half); a colony of Novgorod traders existed in present-day Bryusov Lane till the 18th century.In the 16th century, Ivan IV of Russia established his Oprichnina Court on site of present-day University buildings. Nikitskaya name goes back to Nikitsky Convent that stood on site of present-day Subway Substation (no.7/10). The street housed various working communities serving the court, however, as soon as the 17th century, it also gained popularity among nobility. In Peter I's reign, it housed Peter's statesmen like Jacob Bruce, Fyodor Romodanovsky and admiral Fyodor Apraksin. The tradition continued with later statesmen like Alexander Suvorov, and by the end of the 18th century the street became an exclusive upper-class area, with one exception: the central corner block, occupied by Moscow State University building by Matvey Kazakov (1780s).
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  • The street where was our hotel, lovely, quiet, one step away from everything and well connected by metro Beautiful walk along this road and reach the red square. Belle also all roads around. It's a quiet despite being just steps from red square, Tverskaya Street, Arbat street. I mean in the middle of everything the road ' tourism ' which we entered the heart.
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  • Excellent Street to stroll through the center of Moscow. Here are good sidewalks, beautiful buildings, good street lights-everything you need for a tourist or a resident of the city for leisurely summer stroll. Super!
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  • I advise all to walk on this street. Very beautiful always. Take a stroll and along its alleys, you'll see a lot of interesting things.
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