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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  • July 13, 2017
    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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  • June 22, 2017
    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, Tolstoy, the Temple of the 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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  • March 5, 2017
    Stores are gradually leaving the street giving way to restaurants and cafes. Katostraficheskoe Ankur after reconstruction and the abundance of Office centers dictate their own laws. For if you on their two choice places to snack is clearly expanding. The old (Apple Pie, Tart, Coal) for the last two years have been a decent Steak, conceptual Northerners and affordable Apartment 44 and Bread & wine. Here we go between them.
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