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Address: Svetlanskaya Street, Vladivostok, Russia
Description: Named after the 1873 frigate Svetlana, this historical street is the...
Named after the 1873 frigate Svetlana, this historical street is the longest in the city and contains numerous memorial buildings.
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Not quite Moscow but still!

Though it does have a ГУМ department store similar to the Svetlanksya street in Moscow, it is very different but still has something about it which makes it worth a walk... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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Narraweena, Australia
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Narraweena, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Though it does have a ГУМ department store similar to the Svetlanksya street in Moscow, it is very different but still has something about it which makes it worth a walk along. Lots of shops and if you walk along it for a while you'll come across a few statues/monuments as well as some impressive buildings.

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Odessa, Ukraine
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Packed with cars, covered with ice on the sidewalks and mud on the street. Traffic jams expected, better avoid. Walking is simplky dangerous due to slippery ice

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I was pleasantly suprised by the street. I'm not sure why, but I was expecting something a little more communist in architecture, at the very least, a lot more drab. It's a great long street to walk down, even the bank buildings are pretty. Be sure to stop in at Presto for an amazing coffee!

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Madrid, Spain
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140 attraction reviews
208 helpful votes 208 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I found Svelanskaya Street to be, together with others in the center, a little bit like a mini-Moscow. The buildings are nicer than in other parts of the Russian Far East, but that area is quite small. Nonetheless, it is nice to walk around, there are some shops, restaurants, and beautiful buildings around.

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Thailand
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222 reviews 222 reviews
75 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Not so much fun on this street. But it deserves attention because there are many historic buildings, shops and restaurants.

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pennsylvania
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63 reviews 63 reviews
24 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

If you're looking for souvenirs, there are not a lot of places. Buy them where you see them. The area along the river on the weekend had souvenir stands set up. Check out prices and then bargain. Often a bargain if you buy two of the same thing.

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Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

This street struck me as an average street, worth wandering along. Some of the buildings are interesting but what is more interesting is exploring some of the hidden little alleyways along it.

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vladivostok
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2012

A pleasant stroll along Svetlanskaya is a great way to spend an hour or two particularly if vyou have an interest in architecture

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Vladivostok, Russia
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

Central Steet of Vladivostok, a lot of old buildings, nice architecture

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Vladivostok, Primor'ye, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2012

Street Svetlanskaya is without a doubt - the core of Vladivostok, it is impossible to imagine this city without streets, this is the first street of the city since 1861, there is the whole story with her eloquent testimony. Find at least 2 or 3 hours to walk on it, start numbers from west to south, or rather from the... More 

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