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Must see Moscow, Moscow, Russian Federation travel blog

Must see Moscow

A travel blog entry by vine_hooligans

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... thought of you, O Moscow! Moscow, how much there is in that sound That flows together for the heart of the  Russian.   - A Pushkin (probably most famous Russian poet of all time) from Yevgeny Onegin -    Even the train ...

Thrown out of Red Square, Moscow, Russia travel blog

Thrown out of Red Square

A travel blog entry by hils

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... the square. I decided to sit outside the barrier to see what was going on. About 15 minutes later hundreds of Russian soldiers started marching across the sqaure. Next thing there was the Russian National Anthem booming out of loud speakers all round ...

A SECOND AND A THIRD WALK AROUND TOMSK, Tomsk, Russia travel blog

A SECOND AND A THIRD WALK AROUND TOMSK

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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  Kirova Street (I call all roads "streets," even if they're parallel, perpendicular, intersecting, curving, or upside-down) is very pleasant to walk along, especially on late winter evenings. The two lanes of car traffic are separated by ...

The Vodka Train, Ekaterinburg to Urkustk, Russia travel blog

The Vodka Train

A travel blog entry by hils

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... 50 hours passed very quickly, playing cards most of the time, with Lei and Gerry from Australia. Lana and Maria were 2 Russian girls returning to Irkustk after a year studying in America. They taught us a great Russian card game called fool. Guiseppe ...

Magical Moscow, Moscow, Russia travel blog

Magical Moscow

A travel blog entry by mightylongway

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... and museums rather than giving us any insight into this seat of power. That night, after another frustrating 'experience' of Russian queues and 'customer service' we finally managed to get train tickets to St Petersburg (in a Russian queue you can tell ...

Get out of Jail Free Card, Moscow, Russia travel blog

Get out of Jail Free Card

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... sweat. When someone finally managed to get of there fat ars* we did everything in about 5 mins our interpreter wrote a letter in Russian which Erica signed (I'm convinced it was a new will) and she got her new card dated that day. This meant Erica didn't ...

TWO DECADES AFTER PERESTROIKA - PART I, Tomsk, Russia travel blog

TWO DECADES AFTER PERESTROIKA - PART I

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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... vy menya ne ponyal." (Obviously, you didn't understand me.)  This may've been a hint at an insult, towards my not being Russian.  But, I HAD understood him.  I just couldn't believe him.  He said I "take up space" (though I hardly ...

The letdown, Moscow, Russian Federation travel blog

The letdown

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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... , and all it stands for, in the new Russia. So much so that Boris Yeltsin, the first post-USSR president of the Russian Federation, intended to close the tomb and bury Lenin next to his mother in St. Petersburg where, apparently, he wished to spend ...

Krasnayarsk, Krasnyarsk, Russian Federation travel blog

Krasnayarsk

A travel blog entry by mightylongway

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... an overnight train trip along the forested and flat Siberia we arrived in the small city of Krasnayarsk. The town is a fairly average Russian city and we spent most of our time enjoying the nearby attractions. First day there we took a scenic boat trip ...

Russia, St Petersburg, Moscow, Russian Federation travel blog

Russia

A travel blog entry by worldramblings

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... upset the sculptor and this was his method of revenge. - Red Square and St. Basils Cathederal. - Tretyakov gallery, great Russian art. - Lenin Mauseleum. Leave your bags and cameras at the luggage deposit. Guards search you as you enter. We ...

Moscow, Moscow, Russia travel blog

Moscow

A travel blog entry by roadtrip

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... miles apart but I eventually found one! All in all, a day of constantly walking and aching legs. Nothing a few cheap strong (16%) Russian beers wont cure! Day 3: I headed down to see the tomb of Lenin. The queue for this was pretty long but luckily the ...

Peter and Paul Fortress, St Petersburg, Russia travel blog

Peter and Paul Fortress

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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Having our breakfast in the deserted hostel we decided to organise our bus onwards to Tallinn, Estonia. Jumping on the ever efficient Metro we headed across town to the Eurolines ticket office. With our tickets in hand we then got the Metro to the ...

Technotrekker Travel Technologies - FULL LIST, Somewhere near Perm, Russia travel blog

Technotrekker Travel Technologies - FULL LIST

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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A number of readers have asked about the equipment I'm using to produce this travel blog. The answers have been posted in various entries but here's a complete summation of Travel Technologies used, with a few additional notes since I wrote the ...

First taste of Russia, Irkutsk, Russia travel blog

First taste of Russia

A travel blog entry by mightylongway

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... like rolls with fillings, book diving and accommodation for Lake Baikal and use local transport. Our recognition of the Russian cryllic alphabet gradually improved and we had fun reading different signs and being pleased with ourselves when we could ...

More Russian than Russia itself, St Petersburg, Russian Federation travel blog

More Russian than Russia itself

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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... 1713 St. Petersburg became the nation's capital and it remained the heart of the country until the 1917 revolution ended the Russian dynasty, with the victorious communists moving the capital back to the more easily defensible Moscow in 1918. For the next ...

10 hours early for a 56 hour train trip, Irkutsk, Siberia, Russian Federation travel blog

10 hours early for a 56 hour train trip

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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... Plus it also meant we'd be spending some 10 hours less on the train than first planned and that's gotta be good when travelling Russian 3rd class, right? What to do So as it was we were duly forced to hang around Irkutsk for the day which was ...

Moscow Russia, Moscow, Russia travel blog

Moscow Russia

A travel blog entry by martinandheike

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Well after an interesting experience travelling with some bossy boots old Russian hag and two women (mother and daughter from Siberia) both of whom had pushed their way in front of everyone else queuing to get onto the carriage I had been assigned. (only ...

Top and Bottom 5 Things in Russia, Irkutsk, Russia travel blog

Top and Bottom 5 Things in Russia

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... (Smash) 1 - Nastrov'ee, Vodka, Pickle, Pour, Chat and repeat. Bottom 5 5 - Police 4 - Slippy Pavements, Wet Feet, Ice etc 3 - Visas 2 - The Language barrier (and apparent miserableness of Russian Folk - They make me look happy) 1 - Travelling on a ...

After 2 sleeps we reach Omsk, Omsk, Russian Federation travel blog

After 2 sleeps we reach Omsk

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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Fustrations, on the rails and off, Yekaterinburg, Russian Federation travel blog

Fustrations, on the rails and off

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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... of the Ural Mountains that separate Europe from Asia. Its claim to fame is as the hometown of Boris Yeltsin, The Russian Federations first democratically elected president after the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. But its better know Russia wide as the ...

The J Bomb, Moscow, Russia travel blog

The J Bomb

A travel blog entry by catters

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Well today was a tuff day of travel, disappointing news from home and a little bit of shock following. I doubt I will ever be more disappointed with someone in my life. Might take a few days to prime myself up to keep on having a good trip. Oh well the ...

'anging at the Ermitazh, St Petersburg, Russia travel blog

'anging at the Ermitazh

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... cultural fill for the time being. And that only left the rest of St Pete's to see. Sheesh! Next entry -> around town for Russian Christmas Eve Word from the Wise #55 "Success is getting what you want. Happiness is liking what you get." H.Jackson ...

Hello Mockba, Moscow, Russia travel blog

Hello Mockba

A travel blog entry by irax

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We caught the overnight sleeper Down from St P's, very comfy. I had to surpress my giggles at the Americans when they talked about going to 'Moss Cow', mind you, who am I to say anything with the accent that I have. For Moss Cow to beat St P's it was ...

Russia!...St Petersburg, St Petersburg, Russia travel blog

Russia!...St Petersburg

A travel blog entry by roadtrip

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... to turn when I came out of the metro! Just shows how friendly some Russians are really. When I was sitting having a beer that night a Russian guy asked to sit on the same table as me as there were no other tables available. He also spoke some English, and ...

Trans Siberian continued, Heading across Siberia, Russian Federation travel blog

Trans Siberian continued

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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Mother Russia..., Irkutsk, Russia travel blog

Mother Russia...

A travel blog entry by siandcath

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... and helpful fellow. When we arrived we were greeted by Vitali, Jack was away on tour. Vitali confirmed many Russian stereotypes of unhelpfulness bordering on hostility but we did eventually convince him to please speak to the Russian person on the ...

Catherine the Great's Palace, Pushkin, Russia travel blog

Catherine the Great's Palace

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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Pushkin - The Czar's Village Catherine the Great's Palace It was a bus ride of about 30km. with our driver Alexander and guide Antonina to get to Pushkin, named after the Poet Alexander Pushkin. It was originally named Tsarskoye Selo (The Czar's ...

Historical tour of Yekaterinburg, Yekaterinburg, Russia travel blog

Historical tour of Yekaterinburg

A travel blog entry by mightylongway

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... the killing of the Tsar!), a very impressive City Hall, some old mansions, a huge statue of Lenin and a large golden domed Russian Orthodox Church - the Church of Blood (built in honor of the Tsar and family, now elevated to the status of Saints). The ...

Pearl of Siberia, Irkutsk, Russia travel blog

Pearl of Siberia

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... trays below are any indication! This leg of the journey was a little laborious however, with a crossing of the Mongolian/Russian border and a scheduled six to eight hour delay at a small station called Naushki just inside Russian territory to wait ...

Let's put that Boogey on Ice, Moscow, Russia travel blog

Let's put that Boogey on Ice

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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... Orthodox church, the Assumption Cathedral. Inside the cathedral the walls were covered in paintings depicting aspects of the Russian Orthodox faith. Onwards to the Archangel Cathedral where a choir was singing. Their singing was fantastic, giving Megs ...

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