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GUM

GUM

One of the largest department stores in the world, GUM is as much an architectural marvel as a shopping center.

The name derives from an abbreviation of the Russian word for Main Universal Store, and GUM was once home to 1,200 shops, before it became nationalized after the 1917 revolution. Used as the headquarters for Stalin’s Five Year Plan, GUM was privatized after the fall of the Soviet Union and now features a large number of international brand outlets. But the pleasure in shopping at GUM comes from the grandeur of the building itself; its façade along Red Square is an impressive 794 feet and it has a glass ceiling designed by acclaimed architect Vladimir Shukhov.

+7 495 788 4343

3 Red Square, Moscow

www.gum.ru