This popular underground café/club has been pulling in the crowds for some years.
Entry is free, except on Saturday nights when there is a cover charge of 70 roubles, and once past the strict face-control, you’ll find the atmosphere laid-back, attracting young middle class Russians. The interior has a warehouse feel – exposed brick, industrial pipes and basic wooden tables.
Originally the Propaganda DJs ran a request system, but this resulted in only a few people dancing and enjoying the changeable music at any one time. Now, Propaganda has different nights for different vibes.
Tuesdays offer hip-hop parties that officially start at 10pm, but, like all Moscow clubs, things get going late, so it’s best to turn up after midnight, when the chairs and tables have been cleared away. Wednesdays are for easy-listening soul and jazz, while Thursday nights are the biggest, with up to 1,000 clubbers arriving to dance the night away to house, techno, garage and jungle.
On Fridays and Saturdays the tunes are spun by well-known Russian or international DJs and on Sundays Propaganda turns into one of the city’s most popular gay clubs.