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... massive parade with nuclear tanks, state of the art military hardware and nuclear bombers flying over, must have been an awesome and formidable sight. Fortunately, we didn't arrive in the middle of the festivities.
* Revised figures following the fall of the Soviet Union. Formerly, official Russian deaths during World War II were claimed to be 20 million.
THE BOLSHOI THEATRE AND PLOSHCHAD REVOLYUTSII (REVOLUTION SQUARE)
... were dressed in our rufty tufty overland gear and rucksacks. I used their toilet which could have been out of a Tsar’s palace with gold and white doors, white individual cotton towels, hand cream and perfume selection. Bliss. The 2 chefs are from Italy and when the clientele are important enough, which as we were later to realize we were not, they would be escorted by the restaurant manager to the said table for a chit chat. We decided to book a table for the next evening to ...
Lake Baikal is the oldest and deepest freshwater lake in the world, formed 50
million years ago. It holds 20% of the world’s unfrozen fresh water. Some
species on earth are found only in this lake. This area experiences more than a
thousand earthquakes a year.
boat ride and museum tour some of us take a dip in the lake. According to local
legend, this endeavor will add 7 years ...
... itself is huge, all cobblestone, and marked with painted lines that are there to direct the marchers and vehicles during parades. The red walls of the Kremlin surround one side, the State Historical Museum at one end, the GUM (pronounced Goom) Department store opposite the Kremlin and then at the other end the brilliant St Basil's Cathedral.
The name Red Square, doesn't come from the red bricks or the communist red colour, it is a Russian word meaning ...
... old day very welcome. Then our driver Yuri took us back towards Moscow to VDNKH, which is the All Russia Exhibition Centre. it was first opened in 1935 as an agricultural exhibition, hence the triumphal arch at the entrance with a lady farmer and a tractor driver on top of it! Then it became an exhibition of Russian achievements and was used from the mid 1950s for exhibitions and conferences. It had become less used and the ...