Flea Market

The Flea Market was next door to the New Alexander Market on a plot of land now occupied by 44 Voznesensky Prospekt. It was a popular haunt of the city riff-raff, ragmen and second-hand clothes-dealers. In The Belly of St Petersburg (1887), Anatoly Bakhtiarov describes how a poor man could come to the flea market and dress himself from top to toe for only five roubles.

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