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... Lenin mausoleum yesterday we woke up early to try and see the mummified dictator before our train departed. Unfortunately the mausoleum is closed on Monday, no creepy Lenin mummy for us. After some last minute packing we left the apartment and headed to the метро, one connection and 2 slices of Sbarro pizza later and were boarding the "fast" train to Vladimir, with a final destination of Suzdal. Once again east bound and down on the rails and ...
... established. It was erected in 1997 and is the eighth tallest statue in the world. Although strictly not a building it was, however voted the 10th most ugliest building in the world. The monument includes the giant figure of Christopher Columbus with various ships of his fleet stacked abstractly on top of each other. The ironic thing is that Muscovites are not a big fan of Peter the Great. He had created the Navy but realised Russia had no port from where to ...
... and had quite the tasty feast, easy to eat thanks to the slices made into it.
The next day came and the rain continued. Our co-workers, Eugene and Tanya, were due later in the day and we stayed by the hotel waiting for them, not up for an adventure on our own. Thanks to the Moscow traffic their arrival was delayed even later than their original ETA but they did finally make it. They checked into their room and then met us downstairs so that the four of ...
... was very pleasant and natural. The Ambassador's children were running around and everyone was very relaxed. We had drinks and canapes. There was a short speech of welcome and we got to talk to lots of people from the team and the Embassy staff. We met the Consul General whose job it is to get Australians out of trouble. He had some fascinating stories.
When that was finished(we were some of the last to leave about 8-15pm) Peter and Penny Deane ...
... was near enough to stay ahead overall. Then Isinbaeva. She fouled once each at different heights on the way up but then cleared 4.82 comfortably and was the only one clear at 4.89. Cue raucous celebrations, but there were still medal ceremonies and the like to finish us off. She knows how to manage a big moment, though, and took on a world record height, given 5 minutes for each attempt, which made sure she had the stage to herself. She didn't ...
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