The history of Usachevsky Market dates all the way back to 1932, when it comprised a few street market aisles. In 2016 this market got a revamp and today it’s a hotspot for the hipster foodies of Khamovniki district (and further afield!) who come here to try out little eateries serving Georgian, Uzbek, Italian, Israeli and you-name-it cuisines, as well as shops representing small-scale Russian food producers, such as Kostroma Cheese. Tourists who manage to discover this hidden gem can delight their tastebuds with Kamchatka crab and bring back some black caviar for their family and friends back home. The stylish red brick and wooden exterior, colorful smoothie in hand, is highly Instagrammable! And check the market’s website regularly because there are cool events on almost every weekend.
Russia’s showpiece stadium, the Luzhniki is the biggest sporting arena in the country and one of the biggest in Europe. 81,000 people can cram into the famous stadium, which was opened in 1956 but has been renovated frequently over the years.