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... against the excesses of their royal overlords in the early 20th century.
Backpacks and coats were supposed to be left at a coat check area near the entrance. But just like our guide had predicted, the coat check ladies exercised a lot of their own discretion, and they let me keep my jacket and fanny pack.
Everyone was required to wear disposable shoe covers, to prevent damage to the wood floors.
... more perfect tuning. I bought their CD immediately. All the songs are listed in Russian but they are all a cappella and I can’t wait to listen to them.
Next to the Red Square was the most attractive shopping mall I have ever seen. It was so upscale, I felt like I was on an indoor version of Worth Avenue in Palm Beach. The walkways were so crowded with colorful flowerbeds that it was almost difficult finding floor space on which to walk around. In the center was a ...
... 20th century avant-garde painters Kasimir Malevich and Vassily Kadinsky. The cafe and extensive cloakrooms are on the ground floor and the exhibition rooms are on the upper floors. The central staircase is from the original palace building of the Tsar's brother. There were several Kadinsky paintings on display and half a dozen Malevich paintings particularly of his peasant series. Although he was of the suprematist movement his ...
... an English speakers club that Elena invited me to. Got talking to Mary-Ann from the Netherlands, Yulia from Murmansk, two Italian guys here for work and Sergei, a Russian who lived in the UK for 10 years so he spoke English with a mixed Russian-English accent. It was lots of fun, but the rule was no speaking in Russian so I didn't get a chance to practice my Russian on them. Ah well.
Got back to the hostel at around 11 or so. Got to see Nevskii Prospekt all lit up at night, ...
... TV and radio); but, feel more freedom as each year
passes. They do respect Putin; but, do not take him very seriously.
People we talked with are impressed that the US elected a black
President as they were well-versed in our segregationist past. But,
they do view him as just another politician.
Day two in St. Petersburg was another
busy day starting with a boat ride through the canals (St. Petersburg
claims a nickname as “Venice of the ...