Jumble Markets

The jumble markets of Russia that have existed since the War of 1812 present a whole world of hardly imaginable things and are an absolute must-see on a visit to Russia.

Jumble Markets

Jumble Markets will delight you with interesting and rich treasures. As with elsewhere in the world, these markets appeared in Russia during not-so-good times for the country and its citizens. The first jumble market was opened by order of the Governor-General Rostopchin at the Sukharev Tower, after the War of 1812. Abandoned items left in the abandoned burnt down city were sold there. Those who returned tried to find their belongings, sometimes in vain.