1980's Arbat: cult promenade street in photos

Today the Arbat is an opportunity to immerse oneself in the creative spirit of old Moscow, listen to street musicians, buy original souvenirs, and take a leisurely walk from Arbat Gates to Smolenskaya Square.

Today the Arbat is an opportunity to immerse oneself in the creative spirit of old Moscow, listen to street musicians, buy original souvenirs, and take a leisurely walk from Arbat Gates to Smolenskaya Square.

Igor Stomakhin
The photo shows the end of the 80s in Moscow as many Muscovites remember it: street musicians, Tsoy’s Wall, young couples, artists, and intellectuals standing next to punks and hippies. That’s the way Old Arbat was: today it celebrates its 520th anniversary.

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