Welcome To The Moscow Shopping Mall

Moscow ain't what it used to be. Not far from Red Square, on the ground floor of the main post office, there are Chicago-style commodity pits where traders battle for anything from secondhand jets to truckloads of computers. Across the way, on Bolshaya Dorogomilovskaya, one of Moscow's huge downtown avenues, strollers can snap up bottles of Beefeater's Gin at sidewalk kiosks.

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