A 520 year-old street: Arbat

It is estimated that the Arbat was built at least 15th century which makes it one of the oldest streets of Russian capital.

A 520 year-old street: Arbat

Although Red Square in Moscow has an unprecedented global reputation for his hosting of historical changes in Russian history, another part of the capital city has also enormous importance for world cinema and literature.

Arbat Street mainly referred as the Arbat is nearly one-kilometer pedestrian street in Moscow. It is estimated that the Arbat was built at least 15th century which makes it one of the oldest streets of Russian capital. The streets 520th anniversary has been celebrated by many events. The Arbat Street was mentioned in various literary works however its reputation has reached a global level in the last two decades.

The symbolic street is also a hot spot for tourists travelling Moscow. For its closeness to Kremlin, politicians and senior bureaucrats resided there in the past, but today most residences were transformed to hotels to serve foreign tourists rushing to the Arbat to get first-hand experience of the street they read in the novels.

During the celebrations, Moscow Municipality makes a gesture and allows all residents and tourists to enter museums free of charge.

Special events for the birthday

Special events were organized to celebrate the 520th birthday of Arbat in numerous museums including Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts Museum of Marina Setayeva, AzGalereye, House Muesums of Pushkin, Andrei Beliy and Skryavin. Vahtangove theater group joined the celebrations by organizing a concert for the name of Arbat.

Having been at the center of many novels, poems, films a songs Arbat has undergone a fundamental change in recent years. Today, increasing number of cafes and restaurants have been opened in the popular neighborhood which disturbs older residents but younger generations are perfectly ok with the situation.

Kuzey News Agency

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