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This evening after work I went to IKEA. Mind you, Russia has 3 IKEA stores around the city. The nearest one is 40 minutes via Metro to the north/northwest. IKEA Himki was the first IKEA to open in RU back in 2000.

Address: 1141400, Moscow region, Khimki, district No. 8, Building 1
Take the purple line Metro from city centre all the way to the end – Planernaya. Exit the station and go to your left. Across the street is where the MegaMall (megamall.ru) bus will pick you up. I didn’t realize this and stood around the metro station for about 30 minutes watching two buses drive by! Finally I tracked it back and found the stop. Trust me, it isn’t clearly marked.
IKEA is this huge home/bath/kitchen store with “Scandinavian modern style furniture and accessories”.
We needed some new stuff for the apt: sheets, glassware, bath mat, etc. I lugged home a big bag of goods! The bag, 29 rub, was the best bargain of the night!
Come visit the apt and I’ll show you what all I just got 🙂

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  • 6 July 2007 at 19:50

    You didn’t need to go all the way to Russia to find an IKEA….you know they have them in the states, don’t you? 🙂
    Wait, now I figured it out-you couldn’t find out how to say “Wal-Mart” in Russian.
    Sounds like you’re having a good time!

  • 6 July 2007 at 22:06

    So you paid 29 rubles for a huge bag of stuff from IKEA and 95 rubles for a cup of coffee?? Are you serious or is that a typo?

  • 7 July 2007 at 01:21
    Justin Hall

    Let me clarify — the 29 rub bag was literal and just for the bag. Total cost for everything was about 3000 rub.
    Mettee — good question about Wal-Mart. I don’t know that they have any here. Do you know if they do?

  • 13 July 2007 at 03:10

    Here is the answer to “Does Russia have Wal-Marts?” Sorry to say, they don’t right now, but they are considering it!