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... the guide which did fill in a lot of the blanks for us and it was nice to get a Russian perspective on Russian and world events (although it's amazing how effective a state-controlled news/propaganda machine is at shaping opinions- even the English language version of rabid Russian TV that was broadcast on the boat would make Fox News or CNBC seem like balanced and dispassionate news agencies by comparison).
By some careful cross checking between our diagram and a board showing the same diagram but with names of station in Russian (Cyrillic) spelling as well as our diagram in English spelling we discovered that:-
· BПАДыК 048;НО is apparently the same as VLADIKINO our objective
· KОМСОМ ...
... 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 ...
... or b) realise there are NO signposted subways in Moscow!! After a small delay we arrive in Red Square to a stunning vista. This really is a beautiful place fenced in on all sides by beautiful and historic buildings. But nowhere cheap to buy a coffee... So we ventured to another part of town and stumbled upon the place where the trendy young Moscovites drink / smoke. Really makes you appreciate the smoking ban. But we enjoy the local vodka and end ...
... absolutely buzzing with the adrenaline hit that we needed... We still head a fair amount of the afternoon free, so we went to check out the Cosmonaut Museum. There is a huge monument outside that looks like a spaceship taking off. It was 200 roubles to get in (about £4) and it was full of fascinating equipment from the space race. In the west, perhaps even globally, the emphasis is very much on the Americans winning the space race, but the soviets were seemingly ...