Things to Do in Russia

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Igor Markin's Art 4 is the first private museum to open here in 100 years and showcases his personal collection of Russian art from the past four... Read More

Another world-class boutique for avant-garde fashion imported from Japan, New Zealand, and Europe. Find designs by United Bamboo, Nicholas K, and... Read More

Denis Simachev, a petit, flamboyant dresser with long dark hair and a droopy mustache, recently opened his first flagship—a large building... Read More

Keep quiet! Don't drink! Work harder! Clean up on bossy Soviet-era propaganda posters at this bookstore that also stocks English translations of the... Read More

Founded by the royal family in 1744, the china here is literally fit for a czar. The trademark Cobalt Net pattern, with 22-karat-gold filigree, was... Read More

Wine bottles line the wall and the menu lists single malts by region, but in a town just discovering cocktails, Korovabar is known for having the best... Read More

Built in 1733 and capped with a distinctive golden needle, the 400-plus-foot spire is a landmark of the Petersburg skyline. It's also a mausoleum for... Read More

At Moscow's Museum of Contemporary History, visitors follow the story of Russia from the end of Romanov rule through present times; it also contains an... Read More

Not to be confused with the Tretyakov Gallery, the more interesting New Tretyakov is in the same building as the Central House of Artists. On the top... Read More

Built in 1733 and capped with a distinctive golden needle, the 400-plus-foot spire is a landmark of the Petersburg skyline. It's also a mausoleum for... Read More

The gallery aims to introduce Russians to photography as fine art. Its first show was a provocative narrative series by Ellen von Unwerth. Read More

The bookstore has a sleek, aggressively modern interior and the slogan "Books, music, perspective." On sale are gorgeous editions of everything from... Read More

Housed in the Mikhailovsky Palace, the Russian works here—which include 6,000 religious icons—makes an interesting complement to the... Read More

Sandunovskiye Baths, renovated in 2006, is the city's most famous bathhouse, which offers ornate halls for steaming, plunging into cold pools, being... Read More

Climb the 250 steps to the colonnade surrounding the gilt dome for 360-degree views of the city. Then descend to the spectacularly lit cathedral, a... Read More

This world-class museum is not to be missed, but where to start, with more than 350 rooms?Skip the lines by buying tickets online, then hit the... Read More

Explore the evolution of Russian and Western applied arts from the 16th through the early 20th centuries. Read More

The hand-stitched cotton dresses with elaborate embroidery have a distinct air of yesteryear, and the designer displays her garments like museum objects... Read More

Russia's first private brewery occupies an industrial-chic space. The live rock shows, sports on TV, and beers on tap draw an enthusiastic crowd of all... Read More

Here, slim-thighed trophy wives named Ksusha browse an exquisite selection of $1,000 dresses in sizes two and four. (British retailer Nicholas Harvey,... Read More

Well-priced caviar, vodka, and pickled herring are among the offerings at this gourmet food market, housed in a newly restored 1903 Art Nouveau building... Read More

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