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... Brezhnev before Gorbachov came to power and then the eras of Yeltsin, Andropov and finally Putin. He was very forthright in what he liked about each and what he did not like as well as his current view of Putin and why he is so popular. The only one comment I will add here is that he strongly disagrees with the current economic policy that favours the wealthy and elite to the exclusion of the middle class. Right now the economy there is in somewhat difficult ...
... a collar on this time. Dinner was wonderful; I had Borsch. Borsch is a Russian Soup which sounds as appetising as cow manure but is actually bloody good! It's a meat, beetroot and celery soup with sour cream - really tasty!
For our first day of sight seeing in Moscow we concentrated on Red Square and the Kremlin. I wasn't really sure what the Kremlin was. I knew that it was in the middle of Moscow and Red Square was outside it, but that was about it. I did learn! We also ...
... the future relationship of Russia with the EU/US? I am also very interested in visiting the companies that have successfully entered the Russian market. What were their biggest challenges? What no-goes did they experience? Which are the biggest adjustments of their strategies to the Russian way of doing business? - How did you manage to establish the brand in Russia? (Ikea) - What other branches than retail and real estate are represented in Russia? ...
... 8.45am only to find the clocks had moved forward two hours so it was actually 10.45am.
No wonder there was no breakfast menu in the restaurant car.
I ordered a cheese toastie which was actually one slice of French bread with a slice of cheese !
Lesson #1 - stock up on food for the next leg.
The two British lads got off at 11.15am.
They'll be joining the next Rossiya in two days ...
... but I didn't see anybody's belongings being challenged.
We had been warned that it was illegal to bring food from the ship on our trip, but no one seemed to be scrutinized for contraband.
The train was sleek and modern. Our tickets were for economy (second) class, which meant fewer creature comforts including smaller seats that didn't recline as much, no free wi-if or shoe cleaning services.
But the ...