If you want to buy authentic Russian souvenirs as well as see the true Russian Kremlin (as it is usually depicted in the stories about old times), you should go to Izmailovo. The trading rows of the Izmailovo Vernissage (Market) are at the hill of the Izmailovo Kremlin. Now it is the main place where you can buy Russian souvenirs in Moscow. Earlier Russian souvenirs were sold on the Old Arbat.
There is virtually nothing you can`t buy there: matroyshkas (Russian nesting dolls), shapkas (winter hats), various things with the symbols of the Russian Empire or the USSR and simply old things. The Izmailovo Vernissage has the painting alley, the trades street, the folk crafts street and the antiques street. Several trading rows are regularly assigned for a flea market with Russian flavor.