The neighbourhood surrounding HSE’s buildings on Myasnitskaya Ulitsa has preserved a unique atmosphere of genuine old Moscow. Quiet small streets between the Boulevard Ring and Kitay Gorod are an ideal place to walk and get to know the capital’s history. Here, magnificent churches stand alongside small mansions, and apartment buildings designed by renowned architects appear next to longstanding household buildings.
The map below includes both popular landmarks and inconspicuous city elements. Even if you’ve worked or studied here for a long time, these routes will reveal something new for you in this Moscow district. The walk in each of them will take about 40 minutes. Moscow’s oldest operating telephone station, a restored sign from the 1920s, old lamp posts, a real sun clock – you’ll see these and many other things as you use this map to walk around HSE’s neighbourhood.
Don’t be afraid to walk off the route. You are in the city centre, and despite the intricate network of small streets, you can’t get lost here. Look in the arches, walk in the courtyards, take shortcuts from the paths and you’ll get to know the district and feel its spirit. Historical artefacts and exciting architectural details meet you every step of the way here. Look around and don’t miss them!
Share everything that you find interesting. Take photos of the objects mentioned on the map and demonstrate your own discoveries. Share them on social media with the hashtag #aroundHSE. We’ll create a collection together!
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Around HSE Map
Around HSE leaflet
Around HSE in Forty Minutes is a joint project developed by students from the HSE Art & Design School and the School of Media.
Design: Alyona Pechenkina, Ekaterina Shilova.
Route development: Kirill Golovkin.
Project heads: Natalia Logutova, Alexander Lartsev.