The Brothers Karamazov hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... we had there - but we gave it a decent crack. The rooms themselves were breathtaking, then to see works by Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Renoir, Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Monet, and Picasso nearly finished me off. Just when it couldn't get any more perfect, we entered a small room and there were 4 men dressed in tuxedos. They spoke to our guide in Russian and they turned out to be professional singers who were rehearsing and asked if we would like them to sing for us. We had a private ...
... I can’t think of any other work of art in the world with more beautiful craftsmanship. No wonder my great-grandmother loved to collect them.
When Marjorie was living in Moscow, she discovered Russian Art and began collecting it. This was after the Russian Revolution of 1917 when the Bolsheviks overthrew the Czars and the palaces were stripped of their treasures, stored in warehouses by the Soviets and sold to wealthy Americans or Europeans coming through. The ...
... sent the army across the ice to attack the rebels on the island, but they were repelled. Trotsky then sent the loyal Bolshevik cavalry and a force of 10,000 and crushed the rebellion most of the leaders and participants executed and many sent to exile to die. The Bolsheviks then concocted the big lie that the rebels were in league with the counterrevolutionary White Army, and that was gospel for 70 years.
When Boris ...
Another busy round of sites to see in another (albeit the last) Russian city. The first part of our tour is just about over. (Writing this blog on a Finnish train at 200 kmh and free wi-fi connection - this is living!)
The first day in St Petersburg consisted of a city tour. Being refreshed by our overnight sleep (we can now sleep on any train, anywhere!). Woken at 0810 with omelette, roll and ...
... panting with the exertion of getting dressed on time, with 40 minutes to kill before curtain up. Daria suggested a walk around the nearby park but the Irish contingent rebelled and insisted upon a drink in the nearest pub. Which would have been wonderful if (a) there had been a pub, not a sushi bar, nearby and (b) Russians had any idea whatsoever of a "quick drink." As it was, when we got in and discovered it was a sushi bar, we all said (bearing in mind our programme for the day ...