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... government structures along European lines.
Russia acquires the territory of modern Estonia and Latvia after decades of war with Sweden, establishing a naval presence in Baltic Sea and "window on Europe".
Russia conquers Crimea, Ukraine, Georgia, and what later became Belarus, Moldova, as well as parts of Poland.
Russia takes part in the European coalitions against Revolutionary and Napoleonic ...
... music anymore. I was a very happy camper at that point. The flight had no problems My flight to Russia was really good. Delta had personal screens for everyone to use. I wasn't expecting that. I watched movies and tv. I listened to music. The screen also let you charge electronic devices that have a USB. I made it to Moscow with no problem. I get out of the secure area and there is no taxi dude. Luckily the airport had free internet so I downloaded Skype and called the ...
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The landscape of Moscow is so interesting. There are seven "Stalin Skyscrapers" that dot the city. These are distinctive and grand, created in the 1940’s and early 50’s. They are tiered and from 26 to 36 stories high. These were a vision of Stalin’s to compete with the West’s skyscrapers.
... I didn’t come up with it) and of the gay rights activists made public during the Winter Olympics in Sochi.
Interestingly, here are some of the censored/regulated topics and behaviors I’ve come across since being here:
-A film about the Chechnyan War was not released because it was critical of the Russian military and could incite another uprising
-All profanity in plays (similar ...
... then she took her bags and waddled out of the station. Homeless I suppose. There was an announcement in Russian, and the "delay" column lit up with "20:00". I saw someone looking at their ticket as well as looking at the electronic board, so I wandered over with my ticket, pointed to the train number on my ticket then to their ticket, hoping to figure out if they were on the same train as us so that we could follow them, but their ticket was bought at the station whereas ours ...