Parks

Most post-Communist cities are known for their spacious parks, which were favored public infrastructure under both the tsars and Communists and remain a priority for city development today. Note that we have defined “park” relatively widely here, as the concept is wide in most of the cultures we cover on this site. A zoos, for instance, is known as a “zoopark” in many Slavic languages. Some parks are open green spaces and some are heavily developed with sport and cultural infrastructure. We have also included here botanical gardens and beaches.

Cross-reference parks by their city: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Vladivostok, Kyiv, Warsaw, or Bishkek.

A Day at the Beach in Moscow

Moscow Beach, Serebryaniy Bor, Beach Number 3/ Серебряный Бор, пляж номер 3 Always open, but Transport services only during daylight hours Admission is free I was skeptical, but sure enough, there is really a beach in Moscow! There are a few, actually, if you look around for them. The area I went to is known […]

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