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... Chita, which is reached only after a fair way up north to circle the Chinese boarder. It leads then to the start of the Russian "finger", where the city of Khabarovsk is situated and from where it goes south to the 800 km distant Vladivostok.
It makes sense, that after all this happenings since that Tuesday, I spend many hours waiting in stations, or on the train.
Russian railway station do not offer much entertaining while waiting, as compare this days ...
... Many were "double" victims - victims of Hitler's Final Solution and
of Stalin's systematic eradication of Jewish life.
Miraculously, our plea worked and it set us on our nearly 30 year effort to
help organizations like CJP, Jewish Federations of North America and the JDC
which undertook the responsibility to reconnect these Jews to their people.
Nearly 120 years ago, 7 of our 8 grandparents were born into Yiddish-Russian
families near the ...
... us!) and not surprisingly, we’re regarded initially somewhat suspiciously by our travel companions! The group is the usual mix of English, American and Australians with a few other nationalities thrown in for good measure. Interestingly, one of our travel companions is a young Ukrainian American woman on honeymoon with her Spanish husband. She had been an NBC journalist who worked on the 2010 presidential election campaign of ...
... a chance. In a swarm of bodies Roisin and I were whisked along as if caught in an undercurrent. We were helpless to do anything. We could have been heading for the trans-Siberian express for all we knew. No use fighting; this flow was not going to be stemmed. As it turns out, the officials had opened the booths reserved for Diplomats. 20 minutes later we had collected our baggage and were heading toward the Airport express train.
This took us through ...
... includes five palaces, four churches and serves as the official residence and offices of the President of the Russian Federation.
Lenin's mausoleum is also located in the square in a small granite building. It's free to see Lenin's preserved body in a glass case, but they don't let you linger. You must be continuously walking and after you do a slow pass around the body, you must exit right away. The interior of the mausoleum was made up entirely of ...