Travel Blogs from Russian Federation

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Suzdal, the land of Cathedrals, Suzdal, Russian Federation travel blog

Suzdal, the land of Cathedrals

A travel blog entry by andrewy

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... here. The Alexandrovsky church, intercession, and Assumption cathedral are also here.       I had a dinner in a Russian restaurant, salad, borsch and head on back to my home stay. It is very interesting to see a lot of Russian ...

Musee Fever, Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation travel blog

Musee Fever

A travel blog entry by andrewy

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... The Russian Royal family had been collecting treasure from around the world since the 1800's. But after the fall of the Russian monarchy, the Bosheviks subsequently the current Russian government took over and museum. It now houses over 3 million items ...

Mother Russia, Moscow, Russia travel blog

Mother Russia

A travel blog entry by danly

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... we flew from Heathrow to Moscow in what seemed like a very short 4 hours on an old and dirty British Airways plane. Russian immigration was exactly like I had imagined: huge crowds, no queues and people just pushing everywhere.  When we finally got ...

Exploring Moscow, Moscow, Russia travel blog

Exploring Moscow

A travel blog entry by danly

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... the tomb of the Unknown Soldier which was lucky timing on our behalf as we got to see the classic ridiculously high kicking Russian march.  Check out the video I have uploaded! Next we entered the Kremlin which is a huge walled compoud which houses ...

16 century Convent, Sergiyev Posad, Russian Federation travel blog

16 century Convent

A travel blog entry by andrewy

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... a different story. First I have to navigate my way through the train station and then figuring out what my ticket says in Russian. Although I know the Cryillic alphabet, the ticket just don't say what platform it leaves at and the right platform says the ...

The magnificent Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

The magnificent Hermitage

A travel blog entry by danly

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... artwork from every culture and every period imaginable. There was Egyptian, prehistoric, Italian renaissance, German, French, Flemish, Dutch, Russian, modern, Japanese, Oriental, and American art. There was just so much to take in and we really only took ...

Holiday,  May 9, 1945  End of WW II, Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation travel blog

Holiday, May 9, 1945 End of WW II

A travel blog entry by andrewy

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... to visit friend but fell of his bike and broke his arm, thus he is in a cast. He told me that he spoke Russian, Ukrainian, Moldovan and Romanian, but no English, thus our conversation stops here, my Russian is too limited. He started laughing when I told ...

Civil Liberties, Moscow, Russia travel blog

Civil Liberties

A travel blog entry by foolsgold

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... days in the most expensive city in Europe in an overpriced hotel watching poor American movies that have been dubbed over in Russian without removing the original soundtrack. So if you really concentrate, you can separate the loud Russian from the quiet ...

Trans Mongolian Express: Day 3, Novosibirsk, Russia travel blog

Trans Mongolian Express: Day 3

A travel blog entry by foolsgold

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"Another glorious day on the train. A day on the train is like a day on the farm. Every meal a banquet, every mile a pleasure. I love the train!" By day three, I had started to forget how much time we'd spent on the train. We didn't have things like ...

Lenin had a big brain and Stalin loved his mum, Moscow, Russian Federation travel blog

Lenin had a big brain and Stalin loved his mum

A travel blog entry by emmaandemma

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So what have we done since we last blogged. We started the next day with a heartily dodgy breakfast of egg and bulgar wheat, where we met a couple of our traveling companions, and then set off into town. Went up St Issacs cathedral and checked out the ...

How do you follow that up?  Still on cloud 9!, Moscow, Russian Federation travel blog

How do you follow that up? Still on cloud 9!

A travel blog entry by madman96

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I sleep off the night before finally arising around 1 to do a walking tour of the city which gives me a much better idea of the city above ground.  I meet up with Sam Green, the grandson of one of my grandma's best friends.  We go on a walk ...

A few days in St Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

A few days in St Petersburg

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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... for us. The guy was silent while driving us to our hotel which was arranged by our travel agency. We booked our Russian adventure through Monkey Business, a travel agent based in Beijing but our contact is a Dutch lady. There was some miscommunication ...

Red Car Park... I Mean Square, Moscow, Russia travel blog

Red Car Park... I Mean Square

A travel blog entry by foolsgold

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... and opening sealed pistachio nuts with his teeth, watching The Bourne Identity on a tiny telly with bad reception, with a Russian translation shouting over the dialogue. We are certainly living the highlife. Today we went out to get you wonderful ...

Long, long, long train ride, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation travel blog

Long, long, long train ride

A travel blog entry by the-rambler

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... a string of rrrrrolled rrrrs during vodka tasting sessions on this leg. I do keep the end up, and while indulging in 'Russian coffees' at breakfast, repeatedly request that the viewers "do not try this at home". A gut feeling says the Siberian forest ...

A warm day in Siberia, Irkutsk, Russia travel blog

A warm day in Siberia

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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Our pick up is at eleven, but we are both awake early, or better, did hardly sleep at all. We have our last breakfast at the home stay. At breakfast, the Finnish couple came out to join us. The also had a difficult night and apparently their beds were ...

Trans-Mongolian Express: Day 1, Moscow, Russia travel blog

Trans-Mongolian Express: Day 1

A travel blog entry by foolsgold

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... practising English on us. A 3 would be Russian Xenophobes, a 2 would be Russian drunks, and a 1 would be drunken and violent Russian Xenophobes who also liked to steal and start fires. Going in the other direction, a 7 would be a couple of backpackers ...

A week in Moscow, Moscow, Russia travel blog

A week in Moscow

A travel blog entry by nickiemoore

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... a long way. We had a lot of fun, generally people were pretty patient, but I'd definitely recommend a short course in Russian before a visit. And after our escapade with a Russian fur hat we seriously wished we'd taken our own ...

Arrival to Moscow, Moscow, Russian Federation travel blog

Arrival to Moscow

A travel blog entry by andrewy

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... , it turn out to be much smoother than I thought.  My flight arrived in Moscow without any delay, the stewardess were wonderful, the Russian customs was as smooth as I can imagine and even the Home stay lady showed up on time. So I was able to make ...

A.S.E.: TEACH (PART I), Tomsk, Russia travel blog

A.S.E.: TEACH (PART I)

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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... .  He confidently knew he could pound any of his classmate's heads into the ground.  He asked, always in Russian, if I really enjoyed traveling. I mentioned my love for Colombia.  Furry Pasha mentioned, "narkotiky."  Furry Pasha and ...

WINTER HAS COME, Tomsk, Russia travel blog

WINTER HAS COME

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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... many disappointments.  I have little energy to go on.  But ... I'm still going on. My time with classic Russian literature, I'm happy to say, recently yielded a golden gem.  Anton Pavlovich Chexov's short story, "The Sixth Ward," is ...

A few days at lake Baikal, Listvyanka, Russia travel blog

A few days at lake Baikal

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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... and the beds were actually couches, as they told us later. We chatted for a bit. Before dinner our banya was ready, this is a Russian sauna / bath. Olga had a classic one in the back of her garden, and today we were scheduled for one. At the homestay it ...

TWO SCARY DDT SONGS, Tomsk, Russia travel blog

TWO SCARY DDT SONGS

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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While residing in my scary, wooden house, I hear two of DDT's Russian rock songs ringing in my mind. They're off the band's creative 1992 album, "Eto Vse".  (The album's title song is probably my new favorite song.) In the third song, "Chetire ...

Rainy Moscow, Moscow, Russia travel blog

Rainy Moscow

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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... is that the company would be good. We arrived a bit early as we walked quickly through the rainy evening, only stopping for a Russian treat, pancakes with chocolate. Similar to crepe with nutella, but then less than half the price that we paid in France, ...

SCARY HOUSE, Tomsk, Russia travel blog

SCARY HOUSE

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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Somewhere on Tomsk's main Lenina Street, right between the universities, on a quiet street-corner lawn with shallow snow, illuminated by the golden globes of a merry street lamp, sits a single-story, wintry green, wooden house that's been there since the ...

WHERE I LEFT OFF LAST YEAR, Lake Trugoyak, Chelyabinskaya Oblast, Russia travel blog

WHERE I LEFT OFF LAST YEAR

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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... to hitchhike to Siberia? Firstly, there's some things you should know.  1. It's a lo-o-ong ways.  2. Everything about Russian guys is scary.  They drive low, sharp-edged cars, many with tinted windows, and many with two or three guys ...

St. Petersburg for White Nights, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation travel blog

St. Petersburg for White Nights

A travel blog entry by madman96

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I wake up early on my last day in Moscow and head to the Armory to finally see the Faberge Eggs.  I get there and they haven't opened yet so I grab some breakfast nearby.  By the time I get back there is a line 200 hundred deep and I decide ...

Beautiful spring days in Moscow, Moscow, Russia travel blog

Beautiful spring days in Moscow

A travel blog entry by danly

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... interesting posters depicting nationalistic propaganda. There were pictures of Nazi blades held at crying children and terrified mothers and Russian tanks crushing Hitler and his military leaders. The rest of the gallery was rather ordinary. There was ...

IN CONCERT, DDT!, Novosibirsk, Russia travel blog

IN CONCERT, DDT!

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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DDT - like grooving, mellow, soul-howling Soda Stereo from Argentina, and (without the romantic positivity) Guns N' Roses from rough Los Angeles - seem to me to be incapable of playing a bad note. While in Tomsk, I learned they'd be playing in ...

ENJOY ENGLISH SONGS, Tomsk, Russia travel blog

ENJOY ENGLISH SONGS

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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... She'd been a big participator in her class's English discussion with me, absurdly laughing at us then saying something light-spirited in Russian.  She's a ninth-grader.  She'd spoken almost no English when I'd seen her last, and it amazed me to ...

THE MOSCOVIAN KADRIL AND OTHER FUN DANCES, Tomsk, Russia travel blog

THE MOSCOVIAN KADRIL AND OTHER FUN DANCES

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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... , twirled around one another, exchanged partners as we twirled, and began anew.  "Clap!"  Our toes hit the floor.  Quick, Russian music played. We also danced: a polka, in which we men danced with two women - one on each side - and were ...

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