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... about the KGB
*Putin in office until 2022 article:
http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news /regions/europe/russia/130919/russian-p resident-vladimir-putin-may-seek-fourth -term
*The "Iron Curtain" explained
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-hist ory/churchill-delivers-iron-curtain-spe ech
So who is Putin to Russians? Well, that's ...
... each carriage is lifted off its wheels (I think the technical term is bogies) and they are rolled away and another set which are spaced further apart put in their place whilst all the passengers remain in the coach. Apparently we will go through the same process on the Mongolian border as China uses the same narrower gauge. It is probably not a good idea to flush the loo whilst the coach is in the air! The whole process ...
... and the contrast is unbelieveable between those that live comfortably and those that obviously struggle for the most basic of essentials.
The countryside was quite stunning although noticeably flat in this part of the federation. As with St Petersburg the countryside was alight with golden hues between the dark greens of the pine trees and deep blues of the lakes and I sat there taking it all in while listening to my music. A very ...
... mood. Many of us take more pictures: some of the gorgeous view from the balcony of St. Basil's and the Kremlin; some pose with and take photos of people, both new friends and others to whom they have not said a single word during the entire trip,
I have mixed emotions on leaving Russia. I have seen things that I never thought I'd see-the Kremlin, Red Square, Tsarskoye Velo and it has been fascinating. The food has been good and the ...
... fancy restaurant where time has stopped after the death of the last Tsar. Unassuming exterior and exquisite interior. Joelle liked the exagerated way the waiters carried their trays. Coffee is prepared right at the table with an arcane machine and an annex has the most delicious cakes.
- Delikatessen restaurant has an excellent and creative bar that compliments the kitchen from A-Z
- Organize ballet tickets in ...