Since pinball machines were illegal for such a long time in the U.S, they became associated with freedom and rebellion. In movies, if a teenager is playing pinball, he’s sure to be a rebel. Actually, it makes sense: you stand at the machine, excited and on edge, with adrenaline coursing through you veins. You don’t see anyone around you, and all your attention is on the game. When you win, you jump up and shout, and it doesn’t matter what anyone thinks of you. That’s freedom. For a dose of it, head over to the GoPinball Museum.

Sokolniki Park near “Hyde Park.” Metro Sokolniki.

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