Travel Blogs from Moscow, Russian Federation

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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 ...

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 ...

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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... the pie that followed was even better. Didn't do much for the rest of the day and then got the midnight train to Moscow! Arrived at 8 yesterday morning and checked into our beautiful hostel which is as good as the accomodation is going to get for a ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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... recent swine flu breakout, 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 ...

Rainy Moscow, Moscow, Russia travel blog

Rainy Moscow

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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... way. The unfortunately decaying classic Russian estates from the Tsar times, build in U shapes along the streets. The Russian orthodox churches. The Moscow conservatory and the Bolshoi theater. We even saw a group of buildings that was moved back a couple ...

Beautiful spring days in Moscow, Moscow, Russia travel blog

Beautiful spring days in Moscow

A travel blog entry by danly

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... about the gallery. After the gallery we caught the metro to the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour which is a Russian orthodox church also on the Moscow River. From the outside the church looks rather magnificent with the gold top domes. It's quite an ...

Moscow - The advanture continues, Moscow, Russian Federation travel blog

Moscow - The advanture continues

A travel blog entry by andrewy

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... ;  For the evening, I decided to catch the famous Russian ballet, since most of tickets already sold out, I settled for a Russian show, quite boring, basically fell asleep the whole time. the 4 actors and actresses just yap the whole way in Russian ( ...

First Night on a Train!, Moscow, Russia travel blog

First Night on a Train!

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... was like nothing I have ever seen on a train, with matching carpets and curtains, even the plates and cups were embossed with the Russian state railways logo.  This was train  number 1, so I should have expected it to be impressive.  ...

24 Hours in Moscow Sheremetyevo, Moscow, Russia travel blog

24 Hours in Moscow Sheremetyevo

A travel blog entry by mikeandrachel

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... area we headed through security again where we saw a poorly translated sign which asked us to remove our clothing! There was a scary Russian security lady who was shouting at some poor Chinese man in front of us for putting his shoes in the wrong box. ...

Kiev and Moscow, Moscow, Russia travel blog

Kiev and Moscow

A travel blog entry by baileyandkerry

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... German who should be starting a Aberdeen university today but missed his flight, and an English student finishing a phD about some obscure Russian painter. Because it costs over 4pound a pint to go out drinking the hostel reception has turned into a mini ...

STATION HOPPING, MOSCOW, Russian Federation travel blog

STATION HOPPING

A travel blog entry by andrewy

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... of station worth visiting, namely Novoslobodskaya, Belarusskaya,  Prospekt Mira and Kievskaya. These stations have themes of Russian history, military glory, happy Soviet farmers, and beautiful Frescos, stainglass windows. Majority of the stations ...

Europe..... A Retrospective, Moscow, Russia travel blog

Europe..... A Retrospective

A travel blog entry by foolsgold

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... Moscow, an overpriced hotel that we don't want to talk about. Highlight: The nightclubbing with the young of St Petersburg. Lowlight: Russian techno music. Return Trip: Try as I might, and with all respect to Russia, I can't think of an occasion ...

Kremlin, Moscow, Russian Federation travel blog

Kremlin

A travel blog entry by andrewy

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... thing that kind of frustrates me is that there aren't that many people who speaks English. I guess once I started the converstion in Russian, they just assume I am fluent and start talking really fast.  I still have to think to come up with words, ...

Erica scared of the police, Moscow, Russia travel blog

Erica scared of the police

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... snow and ice dropping from buildings, no common language, very few people speak English and we travellers cant speak Russian, we cant understand the Moscow Undergound still, its expensive so we survive on the absolute basic rations, but Vodka is cheap and ...

I Moscow and cool off, Moscow, Russia travel blog

I Moscow and cool off

A travel blog entry by meandher

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... of snow ice slush etc. Needless to say our journey was a white knuckle ride. We caught our train with plenty of time and settled into our compartment, this was to be our home for the next 4 nights and 3 days. Siberia and the Russian steppe ...

Moscow again and soem FINAL thoughts...., Moscow, Russia travel blog

Moscow again and soem FINAL thoughts....

A travel blog entry by andrewy

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... cheesse,bliny ( Russian crepe or pancake) yogart, bread, tea or coffee. Delicious and filling.    3) Russian officials are generally more difficult to deal with. Take example or the border guards between Russia and Estonia. ...

Still in Moscow (with some pics), Moscow, Russian Federation travel blog

Still in Moscow (with some pics)

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... - quite an achievement and we received something similar to what we thought we had ordered! We finally went to the Russian Revolutionary museum after being guarenteed by the ticket clerk that it was "all in Russian and English" and spent about an hour ...

Day 5, Moscow, Russia travel blog

Day 5

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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The mission today was getting my Trans-Mongolian train ticket from the agency it was waiting for me at. That agency is in a suburb south of the river in a non-touristy area. I found it pretty easily and felt good about paying local price (200 pounds) for ...

Baldwin to Moscow Part 2, Moscow, Russia travel blog

Baldwin to Moscow Part 2

A travel blog entry by leeandcathy

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... firm who was able to interpret the left luggage procedure and we were then free to explore the city. Lee's advanced Russian and acrylic writing skills bought us our metro tickets R20 and we entered the Russian underworld. Our first station turned out ...

Welcome to Mother Russia!, Moscow, Russian Federation travel blog

Welcome to Mother Russia!

A travel blog entry by madman96

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I arrive in Moscow in the late afternoon to an email saying that Victor isn't actually in Moscow right now but that I can stay with his girlfriend and her mother just the same.  I still have limited options as the one family friend doesn't get to ...

Baldwin to Moscow, Moscow, Russia travel blog

Baldwin to Moscow

A travel blog entry by leeandcathy

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... We were woken at 11pm by Nadia \handing out forms to full in for the Bel;arus border crossing. The forms wee long and in /russian and therefore impossible to understand. And if Yuri had not appeared and filled in Rene's, which we all copied we'd still be ...

Man U vs. Chelsea in the Champions League Finals!!, Moscow, Russian Federation travel blog

Man U vs. Chelsea in the Champions League Finals!!

A travel blog entry by madman96

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... the Chelsea side is a blue and white checker board.  The opening ceremony is artistic at best, but gave the Russian hosts a chance to display their creativity and appreciation for the all-English match.  Before I know it, the whistle has ...

Update from the spies in Moskva!, Moscow, Russian Federation travel blog

Update from the spies in Moskva!

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... us by metro to our homestay which was an interesting journey in the rush hour with our rucksacks! We are staying with Galina a Russian widow who is lovely. She doesn't speak English so we are bizarrely conversing in French which is working really well ...

Day 4, Moscow, Russia travel blog

Day 4

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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... many people at all speak English here, I got a Coke from a cafe and the woman asked me in English if I spoke any Russian after I replied "no", she just laughed! Getting back to the hostel my tactic of sitting in the lounge waiting to be invited out ...

Life in a queue (+ other stories in the big smoke), Moscow, Russia travel blog

Life in a queue (+ other stories in the big smoke)

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... message behind this remarkably chauvinist chocolate bar, especially from the small woman with handbag symbol on the back panel. Apparently the Russian says something to the effect of "Too much chocolate and too many nuts for women. This product is for ...

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