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Moscow - Arbat Street

Day 7

Sat, 24-Sept-2011

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A sampling of vodka ;-)

 

An interesting statistic: By 1911, vodka comprised 89% of all alcohol consumed in Russia. This level has fluctuated somewhat during the 20th century. Recent estimates put it at 70% (2001).

 

On the Arbat: The Arbat is an approximately 1 km long pedestrian street right in the historical centre of Moscow. Some call it the "Montparnasse of Russia" due to the colourful and eclectic activity which includes restaurants, street buskers, artistsans, statues and monuments, tourists, shoppers, and other colourful & eclectic goings-on (we even saw Lenin & Brezhnev actors/lookalikes offering photo-opportunities!)

 

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Taken on September 24, 2011