“Red October” Art Cluster is a red-brick architectural ensemble of 23 buildings on the Bersenevskaya Embankment in the center of Moscow. All these buildings were built for Einem's Confectionery Factory in the late 19th century. The factory, renamed after the revolution as “Krasny Oktyabr” (Red October), was located here until 2007.
Today, the former factory buildings house the “Red October” Art Cluster, a kind of cultural space with galleries, clubs, restaurants and cafes, shops and concert venues. A confectionery museum, as well as handmade chocolate production departments have been preserved here among other things. You can get to this island of art by the pedestrian Patriarchal Bridge, arched over the Moskva River from the Prechistenskaya Embankment and the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. This bridge is created for photo sessions, since it offers gorgeous panoramas to the impressive ensemble of the Moscow Kremlin and the controversial monument to Peter the Great by Zurab Tsereteli.