GUM: Главный универсальный магазин
GUM is Moscow's historic department store located in the heart of the city near Red Square and the Kremlin. It is 120 years old this year. Today it is full to the rafters with designer outlets and luxury goods, art deco cafes and top flight restuarants.
It wasn't always this way. As little as 20 years ago people struggling under the last days if the dying regime queued for hours for basic foodstuffs like bread and milk as chronic shortages hit the Soviet Union.