The nearest metro station is Smolenskaya (10 min. on foot), Arbatskaya(10 min. on foot) or Kropotkinskaya (10 min. on foot).There are a lot of cafes, restaurants, casinos, night clubs, post office, pharmacy and a famous orthodox church nearby. The street and the entrance in the house are illuminated round-the-clock. The entrance is under constant video surveillance with a cosierge 24/24h. Policemen permanently patrol the street and the district. The entrance iron door is equipped with door intercom. Besides, there are a lobby door and a safe flat door. The neighbors are imposing. There are two lifts in the house.
The total area of the flat is 77 square metres. It is situated on the 13 floor of a 16-storeys building.
Western-style renovation of the flat is made in 2008. The cosmetic repairs are made in 2012. The flat, domestic appliances, furniture are in are in a very good condition. The windows are equipped with triple glass pane.
The kitchen and the living room are united into one room of 30 metres. There is also a folding sofa.
There are 2 sleeping-rooms in the flat:
A one of bedroomes 16 sq.m.equipped with a double bed.
Another one 13 sq.m. has a double folding sofa.
Arbat street (15th century) is one of the most ancient streets of Moscow. The name “Arbat” (“arbad”, “rabad”, “rabat”) is the word of Arabic origin that means suburb. In 15th century only Kremlin was called “city”, all the streets nearby were suburbs. They think that this name was imported by Crimean Tartars or by tradespeople from the East who lived there during their comings to Moscow. There is another version that says that the name “Arbat” comes from the Cart Yard situated there, it produced carts, telegas, carriages, in Tartar it is called “Arba”. In the beginning of 17th century an arbat “polusotnya” (roughly 50 persons) of tradespeople lived there. In the middle of the 17th century the street was renamed “Smolenskaya”, because of its direction to the Smolenskaya street, but this name didn't become established.