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... closed but the building is beautiful - no ballet for us!
The Kremlin had a number of gorgeous churches with some amazing art in them and nice grounds that provided a cooling respite from the tourist trail.
The State History Museum was really enjoyable. It started with stone age tools and continued up through the Imperial past of the czars, but strangely, stopped there. Everywhere we go there is no mention of the Soviet ...
... is great, very central and very comfortable. We had a yummy dinner in a restaurant close by on our first night - so much cheaper than Scandinavia!
The first day was fairly epic. It is cold with a biting wind but we managed to avoid most of the snow and rain. Like everything here, the metro is ginormous and very efficient. Trains come into our station every 1 minute and 20 seconds. This is the first place that we have ...
We took a direct flight from St. Petersburg to Moscow with S7 Airlines, which took only an hour. I had never heard of S7 before, but it was quite nice. We were unaware that there was a new express train from St. Petersburg to Moscow that takes less than four hours, which we probably would have opted for had we known, as both stations were located in the city centres, which would have shortened the travel time to and from our apartments.
Arriving at noon, ...
... as it is expensive, even by Moscow standards. After this I grabbed a coffee and muffin and sat and ate it in the Alexandrovsky Gardens by the Kremlin. I then took in two museums, the Museum of the 1812 Patriotic War, and an exhibition of Romanov portraits.
The 1812 exhibition was interesting, but severely lacking in English interpretations. Lots of personal items of the generals who fought in the war. The Romanov exhibition was good. It at least had English ...
... onion domes (it's the one the reporter on CNN will be standing in front of while reporting from Moscow) is on the east end, and the State History museum, in a 19th century building, is on the west end. It's a great area for people-watching: we heard spanish, russian, french, british, and japanese accents. The cobble-stone square is best navigated in flats or sneakers, but that didn't stop some of the fashion-plate women from trying to do it in stilettos. We wandered around, ...
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