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Nigel: Our next destination was Moscow which is famous for several things. These include it being the capital of Russia, the Kremlin, and Manchester Untied's famous 2008 Champions League victory over Chelsea. First destination....the football stadium. To get to Moscow from St Petersburg there are various trains which you can catch but we opted for the bullet train which takes approximately 4 hours. We had been on a similar train previously in China but with speeds ...
... We silently traipsed past Lenin, the body thereof. He was entombed and embalmed to be permanently on display for the people to worship. How successful the worshipping has been we are unsure. It is hard to get a sense of what the people really feel because of the language barrier. Our guide was quite skeptical and we got the feeling she loved her country but mourned the loss and damage done to the people by ...
... s cathedral in that the space inside was much smaller than that suggests by the exterior of the building. There were hundreds of relics, artworks and paintings as well as the floor to ceiling decorations of paint and gold.
... out a line of ice sculptures in front of the store. We walked around for a while, but the cold eventually wore us down and we went into the GUM store to warm up and find some food.
This store was unbelievable. It had the Harrods vibe and was a very upmarket shop, but the decorations were amazing. Its like the place was made for Christmas. We walked around for a while, and found a group of restaurants on the top floor.
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... as it is expensive, even by Moscow standards. After this I grabbed a coffee and muffin and sat and ate it in the Alexandrovsky Gardens by the Kremlin. I then took in two museums, the Museum of the 1812 Patriotic War, and an exhibition of Romanov portraits.
The 1812 exhibition was interesting, but severely lacking in English interpretations. Lots of personal items of the generals who fought in the war. The Romanov exhibition was good. It at least had English ...