28 Komsomolsky prospekt (Moscow Palace of Youth)
Admission: 50-75 rubles (ordinary program) 200 rubles or more (celebrity performance)
Since the Moscow Palace of Youth ceased to be the property of young pioneers and young communists, the place has acquired the reputation of Moscow's No 1 take-away. You are, of course, entitled to disagree, but in our opinion this is Moscow's biggest and the most disgusting night club.
The main hall's interior changes with the arrival of each new party-host. One thing does not change - the huge dance floor which is continually overcrowded and dominated by thugs. Those who are not gorilla-types are scared off to the restrooms, cloakroom or lobby. The VIP area is more often than not populated by people who are far from 'very
The club features a large stage, which is why it is often chosen as a venue for various festivals, gala-concerts and guest performances of popular singers, including Robert Miles and Scooter who allegedly liked the place. However, it is difficult to imagine how they could stand this sultry air.
No dress code. Everybody is admitted, except those who are very drunk.
MDM is a very cheap place, hence the attraction to teenagers.
Parties are normally held on Sundays from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m., sometimes on Fridays and Saturdays.
Parking a car near the place presents a serious problem.
In addition to Dance Hall MDM, the building houses the Sahara Club -
a respectable club having nothing
in common with MDM.
LifeStyle will feature this club in
a subsequent issue.