Inside Moscow’s legendary Aragvi restaurant, once the place where KGB agents partied and recruited spies. It has reopened after a US$20 million restoration project. Photo: AFP

Revival for Moscow restaurant where KGB agents and Soviet elite rubbed shoulders

Aragvi was a favourite haunt of Stalin’s chief of secret police, with prices that kept it exclusive. It’s now reopened after a US$20m refurbishment that recreates the Soviet chic of its heyday

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Inside Moscow’s legendary Aragvi restaurant, once the place where KGB agents partied and recruited spies. It has reopened after a US$20 million restoration project. Photo: AFP
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