Like many cities, Moscow's river is bordered by roads, like this freeway beside the Kremlin.
About a year ago, the Krymskaya Naberezhnaya (Crimean Embankment) was created.
Covering just under 2 hectares and stretching 1 km along the riverfront, the site is now car-free, with boardwalks, sun loungers, bike hire and food and wine vendors.
Other, grander plans are also afoot.
Click to read more about the city's relationship with its river, both past, present and future.