Renaissance Moscow Monarch Centre Hotel
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... scholars and philosophers, but the Romanov names have since been re-etched. We also learned that Ivan the Terrible has had a bad rap all these years. Terrible really meant Formidable or Fearsome - it was lost in translation. He changed the political landscape back in the 16thC and introduced centralised government, which lasts to this day.
Finally Helen took us inside the Kremlin walls. A very ...
... in case it is some sort of explosive device. Good safety measure but it doesn’t make you feel that safe.
Historical political propaganda is everywhere. Lenin is everywhere. There is almost no Stalin evidence as Khrushchev removed a lot of the Stalin memorials. Russia lost 30 million people in WW2 and they are very proud of thier victory (think lots of memorials with soldiers stamping on Nazi swastikas, etc.)
There is still a serious hangover from the ...
2:30-2:45 PM Get lost while trying to actually find info session location #2 (the instructions to "turn right at the yellow building" doesn't help if you are faced with three yellow buildings on a single street corner)
2:55 PM arrive at venue minutes before scheduled start time of 3:00 PM
3:00-6:00 PM Info session #2 plus 2 hours of Q&A!
6:00 PM Painful walk back to hotel after standing in heels for the past three ...
Our flight from Delhi to London included a brief stop over in Moscow - Russia baby!
There was very stringent security at the airport, even just to get into the transit area. We made it through to our connecting flight, and filed on to the new plane. The plane started taxiing up the runway and next thing we know it stops... The pilot then tells us that the plane has a problem and we have to get ...
... up in front of them before bringing it down for a step. These men have careers ahead of them as Rockettes. They stopped in the middle and two men went to relieve the men at the guard shacks. The relief guard came together then and high stepped marched back off the platform. Very impressive.
On to Red Square (Beautiful Square and ok, last time to remind you of it's original name). ...