Ilya Sokolov

Moscow

Spotter since 2013

My spots (19)

Baravi-T – A taste of France

"Baravi-T" in Moscow is a 'French bakery' but which has specialties not restricted to France. This place can magically make people calm!

coffee&tea
Coffee & tea

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Ilya

Sokolov

Central Childrens Store – For kids and parents

"Central Childrens Store" in Moscow has always been considered a paradise for kids. I have to admit that this renovated building exceeds my expectations...

shopping
Shopping

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Ilya

Sokolov

Lokomotiv Stadium – Welcome to depot

"Lokomotiv Stadium" in Moscow is the only stadium in the city which has all the necessary infrastructure for really hosting games. Let's see how they do...

relaxing
Relaxing

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Ilya

Sokolov

Troparevsky park – Hulk among the parks

"Troparevsky park" is one of my favorite parks in Moscow. It's really huge - you can be walking there for hours

relaxing
Relaxing

By

Ilya

Sokolov

Zorky Stadium – Russian sports

"Zorky Stadium" in Moscow is the stadium I go to enjoy Russia's own kind of ice hockey called bandy, which is actually a mixture of football and hockey...

relaxing
Relaxing

By

Ilya

Sokolov

Kremlevskiy Dvorets – Pompous beauty

"Kremlevskiy Dvorets": the most colossal & pompous of Moscow's concert halls. It's quite old, but I find it quite comfortable to watch performances here...

arts&culture
Art & culture
music
Music

By

Ilya

Sokolov

Krylatskoe Baskethall – UFO on shore

"Krylatskoe Baskethall" is where I go to attend basketball games in Moscow. My dad supports Dynamo and this stadium is the most beautiful in the country!

relaxing
Relaxing

By

Ilya

Sokolov

Mir Iskusstva – Youtube cinema

"Mir Iskusstva" is located in a cozy Moscow yard. It's a cinema, even if it doesn't look like it. They play movies from Youtube you wouldn't watch at home.

cinema
Cinema

By

Ilya

Sokolov

About me

About me
Thanks to Spotted by Locals I'm a journalist and really get paid for writing and editing. Cool!

I’m a fan of Lokomotiv Moscow, the best football club in the world if I’m not mistaken. I like traveling, which means visiting both foreign countries and small towns in the Moscow region.

I like hamburgers, especially when they contain some real meat. I hate seafood, it smells.

Why Moscow?
My father is a diplomat, so I have traveled a lot. I lived in Egypt and Turkey for 4 years, so unlike the majority of Russians, I associate the beginning of my childhood with the seas and sunbathing.

I also spent 3 years in Norway and found it boring (today I regret that about it). Finally, I finished school in the United States – a country I could live in with the same comfort as I do in Russia.

That’s why I’ve spent less time than I’d like in Moscow. Now I use every opportunity to explore a new spot in my favorite city. Sometimes I search for amateur or unpopular sport events and attend them to find out more about the district they are held in. Sometimes I just walk without using any devices and find a place I’ve never visited before. By the way, Moscow looks huge, but if you have just one day you can reach its South from the North on foot.

So, I’ve visited many places in Europe and the US, but I’ve never been to a city similar to Moscow. Amazing architecture, friendly locals, crowded stadiums. So perfect. On the other hand, Moscow is crowded, noisy, dirty, with tasteless monuments and selfish people. So perfect for me.

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