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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  • Uncomfortable for both drivers and pedestrians (half pedestrian road somehow already year as separated for bikes in special markup, and bike rides there, God forbid, two per hour). Pedestrians go either by bicycle or markings close to cafes and restaurants. Totally glupejshim way for pedestrians left a place smaller than for cyclists. (Promotional picture for reconstruction-1 bike two man on the road, 1 machine-builders forgot to tell that the real Moscow dozens of pedestrians on the sidewalk? and all of them need a place). Restaurants and cafes to suit all tastes. Burgers, bakeries, hachapurija, Chocolate, Prime, lone shop "products". For walking very uncomfortable. Still winter here each Cafe has the same (apparently, "urban"?) Christmas tree. With wires sticking out, which had dragged on open door coffeehouse, on snow. The species was very specific, and passing in the evening some time by b. nikitskaya start piling up in restaurants, because they all have absolutely identical trees. And here are the buildings themselves-beautiful. From some you cannot tear look (including from Mayakovsky Theatre, if you go by b. Nikitskaya toward the Kremlin, will be on the left side).
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  • This Street Hotel (exactly the entrance is a few metres into that), so I walked every day. There are a lot of cafes and buildings clean, fun walk. On the sidewalk next to the bike properly, easy to walk.
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  • In the same way starting from the garden ring, we go the right way, comrades! Restaurant, mansion Rekaa + Embassy of Egypt, a. Lopatinoj + Brazilian Embassy, Embassy of Tanzania, the Jewish cultural center, Embassy of Spain, Manor, Suvorovyh Manor House n. Cherkasy-b. Baskakova, monument to Tolstoy, Temple Great Rapture Memorial "Friendship forever", the Church of St. Theodore of Studion, Rotunda "Natalia and Alexander" and so we're at square Nikitskie gates! Normally walked! Peckish? Yes, eat on b. Nikitskaya you can either at the beginning of the street, or at the end of this! The problem here with this!
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