Malls on the Red Line

Malls in the city are listed by metro line and organized in terms of proximity to the city center. The selection of malls is based on supermarkets, number of stores as well as stores expats would look for or need. Entertainment options were also taken into consideration.

The city is big, so it’s no surprise that there is an exhaustive number of malls. Those that have few stores and are too far outside of the center aren’t listed. That being said, most of the big malls worth your time are listed here regardless of distance.


Closest metro: Ploshad Vosstaniya

Supermarket: Окей

Entertainment: Formula Kino, Butterfly park & Happylon

SAFS Favorites:

  • Finn Flare for good, quality coats
  • TGIF, Большая Кухня for dining out
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Stockmann/Nevsky Center

Closest metro: Ploshad Vosstaniya

This is a smaller mall located practically across from the Galleria.

Supermarket: Stockmanns has lots of foreign products

Entertainment: Sphera Yoga, Royal Thai spa center, Alex Fitness (read more about gyms here)

SAFS Favorites:

  • Baden’s tailoring
  • Dry cleaners (on the bottom floor with the supermarket and Badens)
  • Starbucks – there are 2 here and both on the 1st floor
  • Moskva – a Ginza Project restaurant with a nice play area for kids that often has a nanny
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Vladimirsky Passage

Closest metro: Vladimirskaya

Please note that there’s a Passage on Nevsky Prospekt too, but there are different stores at these malls.

Supermarket: Лэнд

 Entertainment: Sport Life gym for women

SAFS Favorites:

  • Ленд is a grocery store with a good variety of foreign foods


Closest metro: Lesnaya

Supermarket: Prisma

 Entertainment: Mirage theater (look for ‘subtitles’ written next to the movie for original language), Angry Birds Activity Park

SAFS Favorites:

  • Leonardo (Hobby Lobby of Russia)
  • H&M Home
  • Starbucks
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Varshavsky Express

Closest metro: Baltiskaya

Supermarket: Prisma

 Entertainment: Movie theater

SAFS Favorites:

  • Sport Life gym
  • Prisma has lots of foreign foods
  • Lenta (another big supermarket) is nearby
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