Central Children's Store on Lubyanka in Moscow (@cdm_moscow) is the largest children's goods shopping center in Russia. Its story dates back to 1953, when the new building was designed by Alexey Dushkin.
To get to Detsky Mir, as it was called then (lit. Children's World) was a dream of all Soviet children. The nostagic feeling of magic and fairy tale is always assosiated with this place by all generations of Russians.
In 2012-2015 the store was renovated. Despite grandiose changes made, the special atmosphere was kept.
The heart of the store is the main atrium with grandiose clock mechanism weighing more than 5 tons, named "Raketa". The hall itself is decorated with eight original bronze lamps.
On the top floor is the Museum of Childhood, with its collection of Soviet toys, where every Russian will find at least one toy or book he once had.
But this is not it. On the 6th floor is the observation deck where one can enjoy the breathtaking view of the historical center of Moscow.
Teatralny proezd, 5/1. Opening hours: every day from 10 am to 10 pm.