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Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
... in Russia started off with the teachings of Lenin in relation to Engels and Marx. Lenin, unlike his German predecessors believed that due to Russia's agrarian economy and societal composition, the state (which he called "the vanguard of the proletariat") needed to play a heightened role in the revolution before a transfer to a classless society could become reality. In essence, Lenin paved the way for a crazily bureaucratic Soviet, and post-Soviet government in ...
... Pushkin is the location of Catherine's Palace which was our first stop. The original palace was only 1 story & was built by Peter the Great for his first wife. It was later added to by Elizabeth, an illegitimate child of Peter. Interestingly enough she later ruled Russia as there were no other heirs to the throne. Enough said. ...
St Petersburg, Russia. Not as obviously Russian as you would expect from books, pictures etc. A lot of the town built around old buildings. A lot of money has gone into restoring all the old buildings which were damaged during wars - mainly WWII. Today we had an early start (7.30am) to get allocated tour bus, go through customs (Russia the only country we needed to do this in) and finally get started. Headed to Catherine's Palace first. Really only ...
... at first, offered us lots of rum, which he kept pouring for a few of us. There was hardly any English between us, although I did manage to work out if he was asking me if I was white, which was swiftly followed by the N word. It was all a bit awkward, we were all a bit confused, but luckily our mini bus arrived. First racist experience done! Yay! :( We've now borded the first overnight train heading to Moscow. We tried to squeeze everyone into one cabin for ...
... come, the darkest holes of our souls:
Minuses of Erik:
- Drinks coffee
- Always pays extra fee for being Swedish
- Allergic to sun
- Immediately falls asleep
- Needs sleep ..and food perhaps
- Talks while sleeping
- Doesn't speak Russian - can be fixed
- Makes out disturbing nicknames
- Likes to provoke people
- Never been to ...