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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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  • 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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  • From our hotel we are moved along like two-three times the Nikitskuju. Here all the Nummenr is smaller than in the Tverskaya, but the street exudes atmosphere. There's good Cafés and restaurants, fashion shops, pharmacies, small supermarkets and a beautiful church. A beautiful mix, which we gladly accepted.
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  • Bolshaya nikitskaya Street is one of the Central streets of Moscow, beautiful and nice place. It's nice to take a walk there, but expect to see long carefully all stomping. But you can always grab a snack or a coffee in the cafeteria, there's plenty of them.
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