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... but in the pole vault the Olympic champion Renaud Lavillenie & outright favourite was beaten into second by the German Raphael Holzdeppe. When a favourite is beaten for some reason I like observing their reaction, but I have to say Renaud's behaviour was impeccable. The men's 110m hurdles was up for grabs with the world record holder Aries Merritt not having a good season. He was heading for the bronze coming off the ...
... buin fact they aret dirty great big palaces! It also has beautiful churches that are still used to day for state occasions. The main museum here is housed in the old armoury building and is full of exhibits from both the Emperors time and the Orthodox church, really spectacular.
We are checking out from the hotel at 12:00 and will probably take the Metro into Arbat Street to have a wander around the shops and bars before taking our last train to St Petersburg ...
... murder Rasputin. He was suppose to be poisoned but when that didn't work, he was shot in the cellar of the Yusupov palace and beaten. His body was then dumped in the river. Later when they found the body and examined it, they found water in his lungs. Rasputin was considered to have died from drowning. The Yusupovs ended up having to flee from Russia during one of the revolutions (cant remember which ...
... two other tables occupied. Was this the Sheraton Moscow, or had I been tele-transported elsewhere as I slept?
With a full belly, camera, local map, and immigration registration papers appropriately secured, I set off for the day. In Russia, you must register with the local authorities wherever you go. And if stopped by the police, you must have these registration papers with you. I can only assume this is a throwback to the good old days of ...
... patiently explains that the trip goes up the river and back, takes two hours, and drops us back at this point at the finish. Finally, we agree on the details and I hand over the bills. She seems to be making a meal of cobbling together the change, and finally finds what she is looking for. She holds up a 100 rouble note ($3) in front of herself, and says, "For me - for tip.?" The whole pantomime was so bizzare and amusing, that I burst out laughing. "No, no, no.." I say. I think ...
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