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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Flea Market

Looking for that special gift for the folks back home -- something different from the usual souvenirs found out at Izmailovo or the Arbat? Then the Bloshiny Rynok should not be missed. Held for the fifth time in the T-Modul exhibition center at Tishinskaya Ploshchad, the market offers all manner of knickknacks, bric-a-brac, trinkets, curios and other bits and bobs. The sale attracts professional traders who have culled the selection of goods so that the amount of rubbish is minimal. Typical treasures include old Soviet toy rocket ships, retro porcelain miniatures of dancing sailors, heirloom hatpins and more. Prices may be higher than what you'd pay at Platforma Mark on the city's outskirts, but unlike at that renowned flea market, you won't have to get up at the crack of dawn to catch the action. This year, the organizers are also planning a special section of vintage clothing, so finding a New Year's outfit is not out of the question.

1 Tishinskaya Ploshchad, inside the T-Modul exhibition center, Dec. 21-24, noon-9 p.m., 254-1572, M. Belorusskaya.