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Tverskoi Boulevard, Moscow
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Tverskoy Boulevard is one of the main thoroughfares in central Moscow. It is a part of the Boulevard Ring and begins at the end of the Nikitsky Boulevard, at the crossing with Nikitsky Street. The boulevard ends at the Pushkin Square and Tverskaya Street, one of the busiest places in Moscow. East of Tverskaya Street becomes Strastnoy Boulevard.Tverskoy Boulevard was the first boulevard in the historical neighbourhood of Bely Gorod, "White Town" in Russian. The name comes from the fact that Bely Gorod was surrounded by white stone fortification wall which was built at the end of the 15th century and demolished at the end of the 17th century. It was replaced by several boulevards, together forming the Boulevard Ring.This oldest of Moscow's boulevards was laid out in 1796 under the direction of the architect Karin. Silver birches were the first trees to be planted here, but they did not take root, and so for almost 200 years the wind has rustled through the heavy foliage of mighty lime trees. Immediately after it was laid out this picturesque boulevard became a favourite place for high society people to take their walks. It became “a green club” for the Moscow aristocracy because of a great number of lime trees on the boulevard.In October 1812 the boulevard's appearance was dramatically changed when French soldiers put up their tents here. They used the lamp posts to hang Muscovites whom they suspected of arson. Almost all the limes were cut down for firewood. After the French retreat, Tverskoy got some rivals, as new boulevards were laid out. Nevertheless, it remained so much more popular than the others that people would often simply say 'the Boulevard,' and it was understood that they were referring to Tverskoy.
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  • Tverskoy Boulevard recommend everyone to walk on it. You can, but it's better with a guide. Be sure to go with a tour guide Julia. Tours are free, but who wish to leave a tip. Tour interesting, rich in beautiful architecture. The Tver always hosts various exhibitions and festivals. Obuvajte comfortable shoes and go! You will find a beautiful journey.
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  • Tverskoy Boulevard is one of those streets and boulevards of Moscow, that the last few years, constantly transformed during various city festivals-Moscow spring, Moscow Summer Jam Festival, Christmas, etc. Always something new in the decoration of Boulevard, people taking pictures. This is cool!
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  • Many nice restaurants (mid-range to really expensive) line the boulevard and the gravel road in the centre has a lovely exhibition of photos, currently of Moscow. It's a nice place to walk and chill, ...  more »