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Weekend in Moscow: Kremlin Horse Guards and Danilovsky Market Tour

Denis Abramov / Vedomosti

Kremlin Horse Guards

Last changing of the guards this year

This Saturday will be your last chance this year to see the Kremlin horse-mounted guards strutting their stuff. The changing of the guards ceremony involves magnificent, perfectly matched horses in bright yellow socks dancing and prancing on the ancient cobblestones. Imagine the Rockettes, only the equine version. The other part of the program involves handsome young men in snappy uniforms, who do a lot of fancy foot-work and make swords and long guns twirl and whistle through the air. It’s all done to the accompaniment of the Kremlin brass band. If you don’t catch it this weekend, you’ll have to wait for spring. The ceremony is only held during warm weather.

Cathedral Square, Kremlin Metro Ploshchad Revolyutsii Sat. Oct. 15 at noon.

Danilovsky Market Tour

Get the inside scoop

Love food? Enjoy witty banter? Need to do some shopping? Ah, sometimes life gives you just what you need. On Sunday food blogger and historian Jennifer Eremeeva is offering a tour of the newly reorganized Danilovsky Market. For two hours she’ll entertain and enlighten you with everything you need to know about the food, the vendors, how to bargain, what’s good and what’s not, and how it has all changed over the years. Eremeeva is the author of Lenin Lives Next Door and Have Personality Disorder, Will Rule Russia in addition to hundreds of articles and blog posts. Sign up quickly, since space is limited. Write to herringunderfurcoat@gmail.com. 

Danilovsky Market. 74 Mytnaya Ulitsa. Metro Tulskaya. Sun. Oct. 16 at 3 p.m.

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