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Oh Russia, we are falling more in love with you by the day. Ross and I have been plotting our move to Russia all day (haha, just kidding mom and dad...maybe). Today started again bright and early with a quick visit to the Old Tretiakov Gallery. The Old Tretiakov Gallery is the largest museum in the world that contains only Russian art. Since Ross and I will never pass up the chance to visit a museum, we jumped at the chance. We got to see some really ...
... only one missing was Ivan the Terrible whose tomb is hidden behind a altar screen in the cathedral. The Armoury exhibition was nice too but not worth the 700 rouble price tag. Lots of shiny silver and gold pieces, speccy Fabergé eggs and a good collection of Russian arms and armour. But even here for the most part all the silver and gold pieces didn't excite me. I was also disappointed with the lack of remaining history in the Kremlin overall. ...
... obligatory photos in front of the cathedral and Victoria showed us a hidden medieval church a few blocks away.
We returned to the hotel, completely spent, agreeing that because of how Jeremy was feeling we would do dinner on our own rather than make plans to meet up for a more formal dinner. Jeremy and I went to the local three story mall (all three stories were underground and it was packed with shoppers- capitalism is alive and well in Moscow) less than 2 blocks from ...
... Nope, black and grey sett. Is it surrounded by red buildings? Not so entirely; only on one side, and that wasn't always the case. Was there a number of horrible bloodbaths here in days of yore and recent? Negative. Does it refer to the traditional colour of the communism? 'Fraid not. Alas no, the russian word for red, khrashny, also means beautiful. Whether the square is beautiful or not is entirely up to the beholder, but that's why it's called what it's called.
... These were distinctive and delicious. I had veal, chopped fairly small and stewed in a spicy sauce of tomatoes and herbs. It was excellent and tasted different from anything I have had before. We drank a bottle of "wine from the Caucasus" which was very full bodied and started out a tad harsh but got smoother in the air and went spectacularly with the food. We were disappointed to learn that their Turkish coffee was not available, but ...