Radio markets, or, as they are now called, electronic shopping malls, are places where you can purchase a variety of parts and components for electrical appliances, as well as find a specialist who will help you solder a contact or repair an electronic device.
Gorbushkin Dvor, popularly called Gorbushka, is the largest radio market in Russia. Here you can buy audio and video equipment, various electrical appliances, computer components, cell phones, information carriers and much more. Gorbushka was once considered the center of the pirate trade; music albums and videos that could not be bought anywhere else were sold here.
In Soviet times, radio markets were especially popular, since it was difficult to buy new things, people designed devices on their own.
The variety of goods is large enough today, but piracy is no longer a question: commerce has been legalized. The choice of various instruments, devices and discs with information, however, continues to amaze the imagination: you can find anything you want on Gorbushka.
Gorbushkin Dvor is conveniently located and can be reached on foot from the Bagrationovsaya metro station.
Another popular radio market is called Electronic Paradise, and it is located at the Prazhskaya metro station. Today, this radio market is more like a giant shopping center; here you can buy household appliances, computers and accessories for them, all kinds of electrical goods and even office furniture. On the territory of the radio market there is everything to make purchases with comfort.
Radio market in Mitino
One of the oldest and best radio markets in Moscow is located in Mitino. It is here, at the Mitinsky radio market, that you can, as before, buy a rare radio component, an unusual spare part, or the most modern motherboard. You can bargain with a salesperson, discuss various aspects of connecting electronic parts, have a coffee and make a great purchase.
Radio amateurs believe that the old atmosphere is leaving modern radio markets, but it still remains in Mitino. Despite the fact that the Mitinsky radio market began to look much more respectable than before - today it is a large comfortable shopping complex - in its soul it has remained the same. You can find anything here, just like before.
Today, more and more electronic devices are ordered via the Internet, so radio markets are gradually declining.
Radio market in Tsaritsyno
Not the oldest, but good radio market is available at the Tsaritsyno metro station. To find it, you need to go from the metro station along an underground passage between two railway tracks. The radio market sells various types of electronics: computers, accessories, telephones and spare parts, soldering equipment, office equipment.