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Gorbushka (Gorbushkinsky market), Moscow

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Gorbúshka is a marketplace for dealing in music, electronics and household equipment in Moscow, Russia.

Before the year 2001 the name \"Gorbushka\" referred to an open-air black market for software, music, videos and electronics. The market was in the city square by the Gorbunov Palace of Culture, hence the name. The term itself is an associative usage of an untranslatable Russian word for the first slice of a round loaf bread half-covered with bread crust and with the shape resembling a hump. The word itself has many cultural associations in Russia.

The market dealt mostly in unlicensed music and software CDs, videos, gaming consoles with mod chips, as well as video games. Due to the copyright infringement issues Gorbushka was in sights of the government for a long time. The market closed in 2001.

In its place a more legal shopping center Gorbuskin dvor was opened. However, inexpensive pirated CDs/DVDs are still perfectly available in this new shopping center.
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  • I went out of my way to go to Gorbushkinsky Market in search of cheap software and a mp3 player. I had heard that there was a crackdown on pirated software but that some of that was still going on. Be...  more »
  • We got our electronics from Gorbushka and were quite happy. It's quite a curious place where legit shops are mingled with stands with, well wares of dubious origins. But they've got a very good select...  more »
  • It is strange that in 2017, the year when the most you can order goods from China (and 90% of the goods in this place exactly from there) there are similar markets. Not very nice to be here, but if you come with a specific task, then after exploring the series will find what you are looking for. Repairing the display on your phone, quickly, cheaply, while working, then we'll see. As in any market, nobody forbids to haggle.
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  • If you are looking for something unusual midst technique, you can visit this place. But think about Google instead
  • You can find at this market complex almost, every electronics and much more. But it’s better come with a Russian speaker…
  • Very good place for electronic
  • Great place for electronics - its busy and an older building, but you should be able to find any type of electronic item you are looking for - some places are costly, so make sure to explore and check out other stores in the building as prices differ.
  • The choice is wide and the prices can be bargained. Tons of tech stuff.

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