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I had planned a couple of days in Novosibirsk so that I could see the ballet at Russia's largest Opera and Ballet Theatre. From a poky office in the middle of London, the idea of a huge theatre in the middle of Siberia sounded too extraordinary to pass up (in my head it would be a Russian Fitzcarraldo).
Found a bed in Siberian Hostel, half full with Ukrainians ...
... there. The Cathedral of the Virgin of Smolensk was much larger than it looked from the outside and was the first time we had been able to take photos inside. The whole complex was like a small town, and during the Soviet era people had actually moved in and lived there. The last stop was the Novodevichy cemetery which is basically " second best" after the Kremlin so only the Great and Good who are approved get to be buried ...
By now I was over half way and had settled into a bit of a routine. Get up, wash, have breakfast, read/stare out of window/play on phone, make lunch (pot noodle), read/stare out of window/play on phone, eat dinner, read/stare out of window/play on phone and then sleep. The highlight of my day would be watching subset and having dinner with Alex and Eric, such a fun couple. Not a lot ...
... several kiosks on the platform but wander across the tracks (yes!) and out and there is a supermarket right in the car park. Beer is about 70p a can, so I grabbed one for Ciaran and one for me, went in search of chocolate, found ear buds and wet wipes the remembered Will, the American in Ciaran's xarriage. Probably I should also have grabbed some for my compartment mates, amazing how well a cold beer goes down, but never mind. Info buzz: coke ...
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The rest of downtown Moscow is fully civilized – shopping, fountains, bridges, restaurants, monuments, plazas, parks, and theaters. The Russians know museums, collections of every kind and quality.
Stalin’s Gothic high-rise office buildings still dominate Moscow’s character. The socialist period did not translate very well into public service architecture, but Stalin plowed a lot of Russian capitol into these ...
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