The 'soul" of Moscow as they call it, is a long pedestrian street full of atmosphere. Easy to get there. At one end, the Arbatskaya metro station, at the other end, the Smolenskaya metro station.
It has everything; a bank, a cute post office, theaters, an automatic toilette which opens with a plastic card (obtained by inserting some coins in a slot), the headquarters of Aeroflot - the russian airlines .
W.C.- a cop showed me how to get the card that opens it.
The street is lined with souvenir shops and eateries, sprinkled with street performers and art vendors. Amid all this - the house of Alexander Pushkin, the famous russian poet, where he lived for several months with his young wife Natalia.
Teremok - chain food specializing in russian crepes
Paintings for sale
Tai chi demo by the girl in blue
I visited twice: on a cloudy day and on a bright day and enjoyed it on both visits. Perhaps it's not a "must see" place, but still one that gives much insight into the russian way of life (past and present), and offers a pleasant stroll along an old and famous street.