10 Magnificent Things to Do in Moscow


8. Shopping, Russian style

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Between Okhotny Ryad and Teatralnaya Metro stations in Moscow are the completely over-the-top shopping malls GUM and TSUM. Full of world-famous luxury brand names, the stores in these malls are known for selling their merchandise at twice what they would go for anywhere else. If you want a sense of the lives of the Russian aristocracy before the Revolution, you should pay a visit to these shopping centers simply to see the extravagance on display both in the architecture and in the stores.

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