For those who missed strolling around the city prepared a virtual tour through the streets with the most unusual names. About the history of their origin says senior researcher of the Department of educational programs of the Museum of Moscow Denis Romodin.

most of the streets with unusual names are located in the center of Moscow. Place names in this part of the city was built already in the XVII century and were mainly associated with geographic features like rivers or handicraft villages — Pottery, Serebryanicheskaya, Kadashevskaya, Chamouni, Cooking and so on. Often the name occurs from the name of the land – or homeowner: Zubovskaya square, Milyutinskiy pereulok. Often the names associated with Church and state objects.

Moscow was typical to call the area the name of the streams and rivers. As for the origin of the hydronyms in Russia, they evolved over the centuries and were altered beyond recognition, so the original name can be difficult to install.

for Example, a street name, located in the Park of the Museum-reserve “Kolomenskoye” comes from the name of a small river. Why it is called the river today to say for sure. Perhaps the hydronym comes from the word “puddle” or “swill”.

Moscow and nearby in the Lefortovo district is also named for the reservoir, which was located in the upper reaches of the river Beggar, and was famous for its clear spring water.

Alley in the center of Moscow — Sivtsev Vrazhek — also relates to the hydronym, despite the fact that we associate primarily with the word “ravine”. However, with the ravine, this street is also connected. The name originated in the XVII century from a ravine (the ravine) at the bottom of which flowed a small river Sivka sacrifice-or, known since the XIV century. The river at the turn of XVIII–XIX centuries was made to the collector, but the terrain is clearly visible. Until the early twentieth century, the alley changed its name: it was the Trinity, then Protsevskiy, then Podyacheskaya.

In the middle of the street share one history, however, documentary it is not confirmed. It is believed that there was a shaft or a chain (hook), which is explored by visitors to the city the carts. They checked it a long probe: not wheeling or hay, straw and baggage wine. The area became known as Zazou, that is located circuit inspection. The name Pinch came from dupka or probe, which checked the wagon.

Originally, the Airport was called the Monastic Land, as the territory belonged to the Vysokopetrovsky monastery. Then this place came to be called the Gypsy Area, because here in the early twentieth century Gypsies lived. They were songs in the restaurant “Eldorado”, which was in the house 1 modern�� Krasnoarmeyskaya. Thus, the name Aldorasi lane.

1st and 2nd Babiogorski lanes, located in Yakimanka district, not associated with a folksy appeal to the woman as you would think. A woman is hanging the hammer. In XVII–XIX centuries due to the fact that the river here had been reinforced with piles, which were driven by the woman, the area became known as Indian town. Subsequently the name passed on the name of the dam, and then gave the name to the alleys.

Straw Storozhki Travel in Timiryazevsky district got its name in the nineteenth century. These lands belonged to the Petrovskaya Academy of agriculture and forestry, on their outskirts for the guard built a house with insulation of pressed straw. In the second half of the century there began to appear, testify, and soon the name of the Straw Hut was fixed.

Street Brick Dredging in the Chertanovo Yuzhnoye district owes its name to the old brick factory P. A. verkhovskiy, who worked in the 1900s. Near it was mined (removed) for the clay bricks.

Like many place names, such as, for example, Lyalin or Crickets alleys, the name (in the Meshchansky district) comes from the name of the owner of the surrounding lands. In terms of terrain between the rivers Himci and the Likhoborka river on the road Tver XVII century, you can find the village of vypolzovo.

the Name, located in the Yaroslavl region, due to a holiday village, which was built in 1911. The developers called this project “Red pine” to attract a sonorous phrase buyers. In Soviet times the name moved on to a few numbered streets, which subsequently disappeared, and there was only one street of the Red Pine.

Golden street in the Sokolinaya Gora district is not connected with precious metal. She appeared in the XIX century, and lived here goldsmiths. In the XIX century the so-called scavengers. Sewage, which they took out, jokingly called “night of gold”, as the wastes were removed in the dark, so the smell does not interfere with the townspeople.

the Last lane in the Meshchansky district owes its name to its location on the map of the city in the XVIII century. Then this lane was really the last on the odd side of Sretenka. Subsequently, it was renamed in the Meat, as it housed a butcher shop. But after their liquidation in 1922, the lane was returned its historical name.