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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Krasny Oktyabr Chocolate Factory

MTA Mini Cooper color-coordinating with a sign from factory days that reads "Krasny Oktyabr, Russian Tradition and Quality."

After more than 100 years in Moscow, the Krasny Oktyabr chocolate company relocated a couple of years ago from its historical home. But the sprawling red brick complex remains, and it is now home to a burgeoning arts and media scene.

Art galleries have filled the cavernous spaces in the former factory buildings, while the just-opened Strelka Institute of Architecture, Media and Design is in the old garage. In the past year, the number of art galleries, companies and restaurants in the complex has climbed.

Staff photographer Vladimir Filonov captured some recent views of the complex. And he notes there is one other change: The scent of chocolate that used to float along the riverbank is long gone.