"the Patriarch's Ponds"

 The Patriarch's Ponds area of Moscow now only has one pond, although it is thought to have once had three. 

Originally a swamp known as Goat's Marsh, the area acquired its present character after the Great Fire of 1812, when much of the city was rebuilt.

The 20th century writer Mikhail Bulgakov lived in Patriarch's Ponds, which appears at the beginning of his most famous novel, The Master and Margarita.