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Regular version of the site

Mini-guide to HSE Neighbourhoods


15 – 20 min. by foot from Kurskaya metro station along Vorontsovo Pole Ulitsa; or from Chistye Prudy metro station along Bulvarnoe Koltso (Boulevard Ring); or from Kitay Gorod metro station along Podkolokolniy Pereulok.


The small streets between Pokrovka and Solyanka contain many unique buildings and churches, including the Church of the Three Holy Hierarchs in Kulishki, 1670-1674 (4/6 Malyi Tryokhsvyatitelskiy Pereulok) and the Church of St. Vladimir, 1677-1689 (Building 1. 11 Starosadskiy Pereulok).


Book shops

Hyperion Book Club & Shop

7-9 Khokhlovsky Pereulok, Building 3


6 Pokrovka Ulitsa

Museums and exhibitions

Na Solyanke Gallery (Галерея на Солянке)

Building 2. 1/2 Solyanka Ulitsa (entrance from Zabelina Ulitsa)

Cultural centers and libraries

All-Russia State Library for Foreign Literature

1 Nikoloyamskaya Ulitsa

American Cultural Center, British Council, Francothèque, Japan Foundation, Netherlands Education Support Office, Jewish Book House, Center of Slavic Cultures

1 Nikoloyamskaya Ulitsa (in the library building)

Jawaharlal Nehru Indian Cultural Center 

9 Vorontsovo Pole Ulitsa

State Public History Library of Russia

9 Starosadskiy Pereulok


Karo 9

33 Zemlyanoi Val Ulitsa (Atrium Shopping Mall)

35 mm 

47 Pokrovka Ulitsa

Rolan (Ролан)

12A Chistopudniy Bulvar


Sovremennik (Современник)

19A Chistopudniy Bulvar


5-10 min. by foot from Lubyanka, Kuznetsky Most, Chistye Prudy, Turgenevskaya or Sretenskiy Bulvar metro stations.


There are many art nouveau buildings on Myasnitskaya Ulitsa, including the Biblio Globus bookshop. The Tea House on 19 Myasnitskaya Ulitsa is decorated in the Chinoiserie style, one of the only buildings of its kind in Moscow. Past the Bulvarnoe Koltso you can find two superb examples of Constructivist architecture: the Gostorg building (47 Myasnitskaya Ulitsa) and the Tsentrosoyuz building constructed by Le Corbusier (39 Myasnitskaya Ultisa).
Check our detailed walking tour map for more information about interesting sights in the neighbourhood.

Book shops

BookVyshka (БукВышка)

HSE book shop. Foreign language books.

20 Myasnitskaya Ultisa

Biblio Globus (Библио-глобус)

Building 1.  6/3 Myasnitskaya Ultisa

Dom Inostrannoi Knigi (House of Foreign Books, Дом иностранной книги)

18/7Kuznetskiy Most

Respublica (books in English)

Building 1.  24/7 Myasnitskaya Ulitsa

Pangloss (books in French, Italian and Spanish)

Building 4. 13/14 Bolshoi Cherkasskiy Pereulok

Museums and exhibitions

‘Lights of Moscow’ Museum

Building 1. 3/5 Armyanskiy Pereulok

Dom Chertkova (interactive exhibitions in a historical building)

7 Myasnitskaya Ulitsa, Building 2

State Historical Museum

1 Red Square

War of 1812 Museum

2/3 Ploshad Revolutsii


Et Cetera

2 Frolov Pereulok

Bolshoi Theatre

1 Teatralnaya Ploshchad

Maly Theatre

Building 1. 1 Teatralnaya Ploshchad

Chekhov Moscow Art Theatre (МХТ имени Чехова)

Kamergerskiy Pereulok

Professors Hotel, 7 Vavilova Ulitsa
Professors Hotel, 7 Vavilova Ulitsa


5 min. by foot from Leninskiy Prospekt metro station.


Within  walking distance there is Neskuchniy Sad park, with the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences housed in Neskuchniy Palace. Right next to it is the entrance to Gorky Park. From the viewing points at the Russian Academy of Sciences and on Vorobievy Gory you can enjoy a wonderful panoramic view of Moscow.

Academic institutions

Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS)

32A Leninskiy Prospekt

Institute of System Analysis, RAS

9 Proskpekt 60-letia Oktyabrya

Steklov Mathematical Institute, RAS

8 Gubkina Ulitsa

Kapitza Institute for Physical Problems, RAS

2 Kosygina Ulitsa

Institute of Biochemistry, RAS

Korpus 2. 33 Leninskiy Prospekt

Zelinskiy Institute of Organic Chemistry, RAS

47 Leninskiy Prospekt

Lebedev Institute of Physics, RAS

53 Leninskiy Prospekt

Nesmeyanov Institute of Organoelement Compounds, RAS

28 Vavilova Ulitsa

Prokhorov Institute of General Physics, RAS

38 Vavilova Ulitsa


Fersman Museum of Mineralogy

Korpus 2. 18 Leninskiy Prospekt

3 Kochnovskiy Proezd
3 Kochnovskiy Proezd


15 min. by foot from Aeroport metro station.


Along Leningradskiy Prospekt there are several large sports venues, including the Dinamo stadium (under reconstruction) and the CSKA hockey and basketball arenas. There is also the Megasport winter sports centre  on Khodynka, as well as Petrovskiy and Chapayevskiy parks.


Museum of the Jewish History in Russia

10 Petrovsko-Razumovskaya Alley, Building 3

Experimentanium Science Museum

80 Leningradskii Prospekt, Korpus 11



12/14 Usievicha Ulitsa

33 Kirpichnaya Ulitsa


15 min. by foot from Semenovskaya metro station.


The mainly industrial area of Sokolinaya Gora has two good examples of Orthodox churches: the Church of Resurrection of Christ (mid 19th cent.) in the small park on the crossroads of the Izmaylovskoe Shosse and Prospekt Budennogo and the Church of Saint Demetrius of Thessaloniki (early 20th cent.) on the junction of Blagusha and Ibragimova.


Rodina (Родина)

5 Semenovskaya Ploshad

Kronverk Cinema Semenovsky (Кронверк Синема Семеновский)

1 Semenovskaya Ploshad, Semenovsky Mall

Book shops

Novy Khizhny (Новый Книжный)

1 Semenovskaya Ploshad, Semenovsky Mall, 3rd floor