MOSCOW: Old Arbat is one of the most popular streets in Moscow, with tens of thousands – if not more – strolling down the pedestrian street on any sunny weekend.
Artists and street performers bid for the crowds attention – and free change. At any time, as many as 10 musicians may be playing on this street at any one time and more than a dozen portrait drawers.
Dmitry, a teenager, is among the street musicians playing occasionally on Arbat. For the past year, he has been playing with two other people – both much older – that he met on Arbat.
He said the most memorable moment over that period was when well-known Russian musician NoiseMC stopped as he walked along Arbat to play music with him.