Detsky MirDetsky Mir was/is an amazing toy store. (This is the toy store Viktoria mentioned as part of the shopping Bermuda Triangle.) In the 1950s most kids' toys would have been gray and dull, built by local industries. Detsky Mir was the biggest toy store in the Soviet Union and it had all the most advanced toys. It's closed while they're renovating. Don't you love the screens that they put up to hide the construction site?
Viktor Tsoi, a rock star who died in 1990.
Looming behind it is another of the Seven Sisters, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. These buildings are massive and something to see.
This building was right beside the pier. It was quite impressive, but then on closer inspection, it was actually quite run down. It appears that it is still being used.