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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Turning Around in a Tricky Spot

The section of the Boulevard Ring located between Tverskaya Ulitsa and Ulitsa Novy Arbat is a dicey area for drivers. There are one-way roads on both sides of the boulevard and if you are driving toward Novy Arbat the only spot for a turnaround is at the end of Nikitsky Bulvar in front of the entrance to the tunnel under Novy Arbat. If this isn't complicated enough, this turnaround was recently closed for construction work. This shouldn't be cause for concern, however. There is another way to get to the opposite side of the Boulevard Ring. You should enter the tunnel and drive through it in the right lane. Keep right and when your reach the first traffic light after the tunnel you should turn right.


From here you drive down a small street to an intersection and turn right into Bolshoi Afanasyevsky Pereulok. Then you drive straight ahead through the intersection with the Arbat, watching out for all the pedestrians, until you reach the intersection with Novy Arbat near the Irish House. Turn to the right and drive straight ahead on Novy Arbat. When the road turns to the right in front of the Defense Ministry, you should keep in the right lane. Drive 100 meters and turn right again back to the tunnel. Drive through it, keeping in the left lane, which is faster, and then you will be on the other side of the Boulevard Ring.


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