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... there is no chance I will even put this thing on. I noticed it was a common theme going around on the bus. I'm guessing at this point Boris has to be running the boat. Well, the river cruise was great as we pass palaces, churches, ships, and old buildings. Upon returning, disappointment was high that Natasha wasn't lost at sea. However, she decided to give us 20 minutes of free time to run over to the Church On The ...
Having spent last Christmas day defrosting my freezer and de moulding the window frames I vowed I wouldn't have a repeat this year. So with that in mind I took to the net in search of a Christmas deal. GBP200.00 later and I was on my way to Russia for non-freezer defrosting Christmas fun.
It wasn't until I was firmly buckled in my Aeroflot seat that it dawned on me the reason for the cheap price tag was due to the fact that no sane person would voluntarily head for ...
... unlike the other Russian cities we had seen, someone had had the foresight to impose planning regulations and limit tower blocks and other monstrosities to the outskirts and leave the city centre intact. In the sunshine (contrast to the cold wind of Moscow), we took to the water to cruise the canals.
Maybe it was the fact that we were nearing the end of the trip, or maybe our bodies were actually communicating with our brains to redress the lack of ...
... the geopolitics of energy, Stalinism, the collapse of communism and the rise of cowboy capitalism.
Peter “the Great” is the best place to start. As Russian ruler of the early 1700’s, he expanded Moscow’s reach eastward to the fur and gold riches of the Urals and Siberia and westward to the Baltic Sea by waging successful wars. By the mid 1700’s he had defeated the Turks, the Swedes and the Poles, carving out the largest empire ...
... with rice and vegetables, traditional rye bread, and ice cream. Everything was very tasty. Next we went to Paul's palace. He was Catherine the Great's son and thought her palace was overdone, so he chose to make his in a different style. While you could see the differences, his was still over the top if you ask me! Where hers had actual carved moldings and relief decorations, his was decorated with paintings of carvings, so the look was similar, but without ...