The Active Citizen project has recently created a unique guide on Moscow called InterActive Moscow. It lists the addresses of the project participants’ favourite places in the city, including theatres, museums, cultural centres, scenic viewpoints and much more. These places were picked during several To Fall in Love With Moscow voting sessions, held over the summer. This map is now available on the project’s official website.
Citizens selected a total of 24 places in Moscow. Tretyakov Gallery was named Moscow’s favourite museum with 14 percent of participants voting for it. Sokolniki Park, as well as Tsaritsyno and Kolomenskoye museum reserves, were regarded as the best places for recreation; 10 percent of participants voted for each of them.
An area on Vorobyovy Gory (Sparrow Hills) was hailed the most impressive vista point, by 24 percent of votes, while Gorky Park was chosen as the best park for walks (by 15 percent of votes) and also the leading park for water recreation (by 20 percent). This green zone also featured in two more voting categories: as the park with the finest summer cinema (31 percent) and the park offering the widest variety of recreational activities (34 percent).
A total of 17 percent of voters recognised tram No 39, which runs from Chistye Prudy to Universitet metro stations, as the most fascinating surface transit route.
VDNKh’s Friendship of Nations fountain was voted the most beautiful fountain in Moscow (by 24 percent), while the Worker and Collective Farm Woman was named Moscow’s favourite monument (16 percent). VDNKh was seen as the best venue for dates (14 percent).
Taganka Theatre (11 percent of votes), Sovremennik Theatre (11 percent) and the Commonwealth of Taganka Actors Theatre (12 percent) were hailed as the best Moscow drama theatres. Moscow Operetta Theatre was selected as the leading musical theatre with 18 percent of votes, while the Moscow Youth Theatre was recognised as the top theatre for children (22 percent).
The favourite among Moscow’s libraries was Maxim Gorky Library No 23, which got eight percent of votes.
Zaryadye Park was selected as the most suitable park for photoshoots, with seventeen percent of the votes. The pedestrian zone connecting Red Square with Zaryadye Park (via Rybny and Bogoyavlensky pereuloks and Birzhevaya Square) was hailed the best street for walks, earning14 percent of votes.
Kuskovo Estate was the city’s favourite estate, with 22 percent of votes.
A total of 17 percent voted for Tsaritsyno Museum Reserve in the top nature park category, while Kremlyovskaya Embankment was named the city’s best embankment, with 13 percent of votes.