August 11th. 19.30
Zamoskorechye is an area on the Southern side of the Moskva-river, a cozy district with several architectural gems. For over a century it was a traditional place of living for Moscow merchants.
Merchants, or "kuptsy", were not only a class of well-doing traders and producers, but also a social stratum who lived a more archaic, conservative lifestyle than their neighbors from the "Kremlin" side of the river - idle aristocrats. Intellectuals usually spoke about kuptsy with irony, ridiculing their tastes and habits. Was that for a reason? Maybe; however, at the turn of centuries (1890-1910ss) it got obvious that merchants were far ahead than high-born counterparts in terms of wealth, influence and charity.
At the tour you will also:
learn about making bells and paper,
customs of smoking, tea-drinking and jam-making,
and learn keeping track of time without buying an expensive clock.
Participation: 1000 RUB Write me to firstname.lastname@example.org or send a PM to get the meeting point information.