Arbat end 80
• Arbat end 80
Arbat, old street with a long history, has received a second life in the mid-80s, when it was completely renovated and made pedestrian. Development and implementation of the project took several years, and finally in 1986 Arbat appeared in a new guise: instead of asphalt cobblestone coverage in the middle of the street planters with flowers and a number of benches for rest, lights in retro style ... Moscow wits immediately issued: "Arbat ofonarel ".
At the same time, when the old street of the pedestrian received a new status in the country began to seethe restructuring. And Arbat became the center of a new democratic culture: right there in the open air concerts were held, were street actors, poets recited poems, artists exhibited their paintings and painted portraits of passers-by amateur singers and professional musicians lined up a few meters from each other. Many popular artists now reached the stars, beginning with the first appearances on the Arbat. And since the end of the 80s, when the time of "wild capitalism", Arbat Street has become a new, hitherto unknown in the country category - business. And with them came a new profession: the broker, the broker, trader, raider, dealer, a killer ... It sold all that were brought from abroad, and carried out in the country ...