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... been carefully re constituted based on photos & watercolours to resemble its predecessor which disappeared in the last war. It is a triumph of opulence over taste but has to be admired as a demonstration of wealth. We returned to St P by a different route past huge blocks of flats some still under construction & masses of what looked like lock up sheds before reaching the city proper. We said good bye to our guide at 3pm & went for a coffee ...
What a fabulous day, loved it I have been studying Russian history for a couple of years now and to see it is, well, awesome. Even the place we are staying, as mentioned, I have read about many times during The Red Terror and the Checka Peter and Paul Fortress today. Did you see me in the wax museum, oh I was Catherine the Great, I was Peter ...
... This day we started the day with a great breakfast at a Turkish restaurant at Nevsy Prospekt, Antalya Gourmet. Not a cheap but excellent food. After our long breakfast we went to the metro station. Today we would see 'the real Russia' by going outside the city center to the suburb Udelnaya. This place is known as it has the most famous market in Russia. The market offers a variety of goods such as antique samovars, sacred images and statues of Lenin or Stalin. You can ...
... of the most startling take-aways was the blatant inefficiency of the Russian workforce compared to other countries....something completely reminiscent of communist era lack of incentives to produce in the workplace.
This week we have even more company visits and guest lectures, a soccer game, and a 9 hour train ride to Moscow Sunday. Will certainly be very busy but hopefully will try and post something before our plane's wheels go up on the 26th for Delhi!
We started the morning at the Saint Nicholas cathedral, about a mile or two south of our hotel. As we knew it was going to be a day of walking, we took a cab and experienced the attitude you get from Russian cab drivers if you don't have exact change. Luckily we didn't understand what he was saying, because it probably wasn't very complimentary.
Saint Nicholas cathedral is a large blue and white church with gold domes. Its an ...