Moscow’s Embankments: Part 2

Our journey continues with 6 different quays in different parts of the city. Enjoy!

The Sophiyskaya embankment (Sofiyskaya Naberezhnaya)

Many will swear that this is where you’ll get the best view of Moscow. Here, you’ll get to see the important historical sights in detail: the Kremlin, St. Sophia Church, Kharitonenko’s city barton (building 14/12) — with an impressive collection of pictorial arts, the former Soviet Commisariat of International Affairs, and others. Basically, it’s worth the visit, and the view is unforgettable.

Location: Borovitskaya metro station

 

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Публикация от Anna (@annaaroundtheworld)

The Vorobievskaya embankment (Vorobievskaya Naberezhnaya)

The name ‘Vorobey’ means sparrow in Russia. Hence, many assume that the name of the embankment is in some way associated with sparrows. Many claims as to the origin of the name exist, starting with those that say a man by that name lived here, and ending with speculations that this was once a habitat for sparrows.  Whatever the case, this embankment has always been a refuge from the hussle and bussle of the city. Russian rulers, and now, ordinary citizens as well, seek refuge in this quiet spot that is within, yet distinctly separated from the city that never sleeps, and offering the weary some peace and quiet. Roller skating, skateboarding or cycling in summer, skiing in winter – the embankment is suitable for all kinds of outdoor activities. What is more, the Vorobievskaya embankment faces the two-tiered Luzhnetsky bridge. Its highest tier is a highway, while the lowest one is the Vorobievy Gory metro station!

Location: Vorobievy Gory metro station

 

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The Ovchinnikovskaya embankment (Ovchinnikovskaya Naberezhnaya)

It is named after the craftsmen who lived in there in the 17th century and worked with lambskin. Years later, sheepskin craft was replaced with merchants’ art, and people say that the atmosphere of the embankment still has that old Russian merchantry spirit. Today, the Ovchinnikovskaya embankment is a perfect place for unhurried walks and sightseeing: buildings located here were mostly built in the 17th and 18th centuries and tell the story of the capital in the days gone by.

Location: Novokuznetskaya metro station

 

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Публикация от Polina Trifonova (@polino4katrifonova)

The Krasnopresnenskaya embankment (Krasnopresnenskaya Naberezhnaya)

Throughout its existence, this embankment has continued to change. In the 18th century it was where the textile industry was based. The workers went ahead and built schools, theatres, libraries and hospitals. In 1905, this was where the workers went on strike, which resulted in hundreds of workmen being killed by the then military forces. It was this event that lead to the embankment being renamed  Krasnopresnenskaya because “krasny” means “red” in Russian and represents workmen’s blood spilled here during the turnout. Today, the embankment is commonly known for its skyline: it has a great view of the Moscow International Business Center a.k.a. “Moscow City” skyscrapers designed in an ultra-modern way and commemorating the new age of urban building development in Moscow and Russia.

Location: Vystavochnaya, Delovoy Tsentr or Smolenskaya metro stations

 

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Публикация от Inna Amelina (@amel_inna)

The Pushkin Embankment (Pushkinskaya Naberezhnaya)

Piers, ships, sunset, evening Moscow lights — the Pushkin Embankment is a perfect place to take a late romantic walk with the love of your life. It was named after one of Russia’s greatest poets — Alexander Pushkin, who loved to take strolls along the embankment, with his beloved wife Natalia Goncharova. The poet’s favorite theater, as well as the Neskuchny Garden (Merry Garden) that he visited from time to time were located close by, probably the reason why he prefered this particular embankment to begin with.

Location: Park Kultury metro station

 

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The Bersenevskaya embankment (Bersenevskaya Naberezhnaya)

This old quay keeps many secrets and mysteries of Russian history. Among a number of architectural monuments located on the embankment pay attention to 3 particular buildings. The first is the Russian Institute for Cultural Research (building 20). It is said that in 16th century the building belonged to the famous guard and adherent of Ivan the Terrible – Malyuta Skouratov who was known for his cruelty and severity towards all those who dared to disobey the Tsar. Another building worth visiting is The House (building 20/1). In Soviet Union times, The House sheltered outstanding political doers, for example, Nikita Khrushchev, marshal Georgy Zhukov or marshal Mikhail Tukhachevsky. Finally, here comes the sweet part — literally. Are you a sweet tooth? Then it’s time to visit the museum of the famous Russian confectionery brand “Krasny Octyabr” (Red October, building 16/4)! There you’ll learn all the secrets behind the production of the legendary Russian chocolate and try freshly made candies, right from the transporter belt.

Location: Kropotkinskaya metro station

 

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Публикация от Julia Litvinova (@july_lit)

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