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May 23rd 2008 11:47AM Iva, those dogs- they do know where they're going. There have been several studies conducted in Russia, and the researchers actually found out that the stray dogs in Moscow have evolved dramatically over the past 10 years. They listen to the announcements and/or they count stations, and that's how they know where to get off. They do it to gather food more efficiently - having the entire city before your claws beats one lonely junkyard!
May 22nd 2008 1:01PM Thanks, Iva. :)
Nick, unfortunately, I don't know of any inexpensive places to stay in Moscow. It's a problem for everyone, pretty much all of them are ridiculously expensive. You might wanna try hostels if that's something you're okay with, but I don't know any names unfortunately. I'm not originally from Moscow, the only couple times I was there I was staying at my relatives' place, and that was back in the early 00s. :)
May 22nd 2008 12:41PM Iva,
Speaking of food. If you want to try some real (and I mean it, real) Russian food the way it's made in a typical family, the way you can never get it in a restaurant, be sure to visit Lavka Studii Lebedeva. That place has just opened, but it has already earned an almost revered stature, even among Russians. They have a different dish every day, and it's always something uniquely Russian, like a recipe taken from a 1970s Soviet cookbook. Make sure you also try their coffees, they brew the best espresso and ristretto in the city and their baristas are trained by international champions.
If I ever end up in Moscow (which I doubt given that I'm Russian and the army wants me real bad), that's the first place I'm heading for food. Besides the cafe, they also have a store full of various designer things you might wanna check out.
They're located at Bolshaya Nikitinskaya Str., 35 or Б. Никитская, 35.
Hope you'll enjoy your food and stay. :)
Feb 11th 2008 8:52PM Agreed with Ryedawg. Please keep politics off Gadling. You have no clue how many people want to stop reading this blog just because every liberal thinks he/she just has to throw their political propaganda out in the open. Keep it to yourself, and keep Gadling free of politics.