Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Comics and visual culture centre

Only a few years ago Moscow was a place of no particular interest for comic book lovers - perhaps only as the place of origin of comic book villains. Today there is a whole community of those interested in this art which is relevant and full of potential. 

One of the best ways to become its part in Moscow is to visit the Comics and visual culture centre of the Russian State Library for Young Adults. It's a well-equipped, comfortable space filled with comic books - there you can spend hours mindlessly browsing or contemplating conceptual differences between different comic universes. Those who would like to turn their hobby into something more can participate in art workshops or even the comic book drawing school. The centre regularly holds lectures on the history and evolution of this kind of art and has even created two clubs devoted to western and oriental cultures - comic books and manga respectively.

Name: Comics and visual culture centre 
Webpage: www.izotext.rgub.ru 
Address: Bolshaya Cherkizovskaya 4, build 1 
Nearest subway station: Preobrazhenskaya ploshad 


There’s no doubt about it, if you are into comics and animation, Bizarrebook is your place in the city of Moscow.
There, you will find not only Russian and international comic books but unique and imported art books about animation pictures of Pixar, Dreamworks, Walt Disney, impossible to find any elsewhere in town, action figures of Marvel, Starwars, DC comics, T-shirts of your favourite superheroes, and if you are lucky you might find some author sketching around inside the shop, all these in the most friendly atmosphere.

Step into Bizarrebook today and sail away seas of ink of the best comic artists…only in Bizarrebook!

Name: Bizarrebook
Webpage: www.bizarrebook.ru
Address: Schelkovskoye Street 3-1
Nearest subway station: Cherkizovskaya 

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Kinohouse cinema

This unique private cinema, or 'anticinema', follows the concept of anticafes offering comfortable seating for up to 10 people with great video and sound facilities and can be hired on its own. It is ideal for private screenings, meetings, watching movies, and playing board and video games. 

If your event involves any kind of presentation then why not consider a private cinema to conduct it?
Sit back and enjoy a film, sip a glass of any drink and eat the food ordered from a cafe nearby while watching a premiere or post production preview. 
For a truly unique party have a movie themed birthday or have your moment of fame on the big screen with home movies or personal videos. This private cinema is perfect to enjoy a delightful dinner before or after the screening for a real cinema experience.

Name: Kinohouse
Webpage: http://kinohouse.me/
Address: B. Novodmitrovskaya st. 36, Flacon design factory
Nearest subway station: Dmitrovskaya

GULAG museum

For a better understanding of one of the darkest periods in the history of Russia you can`t  miss the museum of Gulag. Make a tour into these terrible political prisons of the Soviet Union through pictures, illustrations, paintings, sculptures, movies and detailed reproduction of what a  forced labour camp looked like - and maybe felt.

On the third Sunday of the month you can visit the museum for free. There are also temporary historical and art exhibitions and other events going on. You can see more pictures from the place in another entry of the blog.

Name: Museum of Gulag
AddressPetrovka st., 16 
Nearest subway station: 


Monitor Box Art and Craft

Welcome to Monitor Box art shop, a large art supply store in Moscow. Located in Flacon design factory next to m. Dmitrovskaya, it offers a large selection of art and drafting supplies.


This is the right place for art lovers as they can find a plethora of art and painting materials, framings and mouldings. There is also a large selection of markers, prints, limited edition prints, postcards, art and comics books as well as a specialized art.

Monitor Box has a unique supply of old-fashioned handmade jewelries, featuring stunning necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings by talented artisans and all these at reasonable prices

Name: Monitor Box
Webpage: http://www.monitorbox.ru/
Address: B. Novodmitrovskaya st. 36, Flacon design factory
Nearest subway station: Dmitrovskaya

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Neskuchniy Sad

Neskuchniy Sad is an island of tranquility in the busy Moscow area of Leninskiy prospekt. Known even to many Muscovites only by  name, it has a lot to offer to foreigners tired of the urban life. 

Visit its peaceful shade on the right bank of the Moskva river and you will see that Neskuchniy Sad boasts as many beauties as a landscape park possibly can: alleys, wildernesses, fountains, gazebos, ponds and 18-19th century buildings. The park occupies the area of several estates that used to belong to aristocrat families of old Russia and up to this day you can almost go back in time to those days. 

Name: Neskuchniy Sad
Nearest subway station: Leninskiy prospekt

Friday, July 18, 2014

Moscow Art Industrial Institute

Red October is a cultural centre in the middle of Moscow. A chocolate factory in the past, now it is a lovely city's area where. among other places, you can visit the open areas of Moscow Art Industrial Institute. 

You can see creations of young students specialized in graphic,design and fashion - the future art stars of tomorrow. Tourists can go there to see  exhibitions of modern arts, have a coffee  with students and also appreciate Russian traditions.

Name: Moscow Art Industrial Institute

Webpage: http://mhpi.pw/

Address: M. Kropotkinskaya, Red October, Bersenevskiy per,. 2-1
Nearest subway station: Kropotkinskaya