Moscow's Flea Market: Come for the Deals, Stay for the Lenin Heads
Moscow's Tishinka flea market is a treasure trove of vintage and antique knick-knacks
Lots of people have a deep and irrational desire for vintage trinkets. Why? Nobody knows, but a better question is: Where can I buy a miniature Lenin bust? You can find oddities and over-priced junk in most large cities — and Moscow is no exception.
The Tishinka flea market will satisfy your old stuff cravings — and everything is in rubles, which means deals deals deals! Almost all of the vintage goodies for sale are more than 10 years old, but usually not more than 50 years old. Prices on items vary, depending on the brand, material, condition, and how much the vendor thinks he/she can trick you into paying. And if there's no price tag, you might have to haggle.
Happy junk hunting!
This is your chance to own a mini Lenin bust! Prices range from 800-2000 rubles — or approximately 16-40 petro dollars.
Pour yourself a relaxing cup of "not safe for work" tea.
There is also an extensive collection of vintage and modern eyewear, with prices ranging from 1000-35000 rubles.
The Tishinka Flea Market ends on May 24. Address: address : Moscow, Tishinskaya Square, 1May 22, 12:00 - 21:00 May 23-24, 11:00 - 20:00
The entrance fee is 200 rubles; free entry for children up to 16 years.
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