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... neighbours they now had such a surplus in grains that they could experiment with making different alcohols. This is when Vodka and Kvas came onto the scene.
I stole all this informtation from my book Russian and the Russians, It's a really good read.
And that concludes todays Russian history lesson as well as the days adventure because after we left the cafe fully sated it was time to make our way back home and continue our evening of ...
... 1100;СКА Я is apparently the same as KOMSOMOLSKAYA where we were
· MЕНДЕЛ 045;ЕВСКА Я is apparently the same as MENDELEEVSKAYA where we changed trains
With that sorted out we made our way (up and down steps and escalators etc) to the first platform and boarded the first train going in ...
... My personal favourite was the section on carriages, specifically you can see how the carriages developed over time to include state of the art suspension system! Also because of the weather they had some carriages that had skates on them instead (like a giant, more comfortable snow sledge). After the kremlin I went to an old touristy area to look at touristy stuff only except when I got there it was actually really quiet. I suppose the fact that it ...
... fron the Chechnyn conflict and his name was.....Sergei ! Who'd a thunk. After explaining in Russian all about vodka and offering Digby a drink the latter politely declined and was eventually released from series vice like grip.
Your Russian history lesson is now over, (the writen exam for you when we get home will be multiple choice) ......we head to Croatia tomorrow.
Notwithstanding, it is big although was covered in stands etc. for a forthcoming military tattoo. Veronica visited GUM, the former communist department store where, 43 years ago, she purchased all she could - 3 tomatoes - since the shelves were bare. Today 3 levels of high class shops - Swatch, Brooks Brothers, Louis Vuitton, Gucci etc. etc. - prosperity!! All that in one day!
Yesterday it was off to ...