Travel Blogs from Moscow
... is very tight. I mean airport tight.
After six hours I was so tired I came back to have a sleep. I can still hear the rock concert going on through double glazing. I will be going out again if nothing else to see the fireworks at 22.30. Also I want to try some more of the lovely food.
Done a quick reccy, its dry outside and my clothes are dry, money stuffed in my bra. I am off to party. Nite nite.
... to Russia.
Chechen separatist leader Aslan Maskhadov killed by Russian forces.
Russia and Germany sign major deal to build gas pipeline under Baltic Sea between the two countries.
President Putin signs a law giving authorities extensive new powers to monitor the activities of non-governmental organisations and suspend them if they are found to pose an alleged threat to national security.
... it wasnt realy. we paid 700 rpls, about 10 euro to get in an all we got was to walk through a metal detector, and were shuffled into a door just inside the kremlin walls. there was another tour available for 350 ruples, 5 euro, which brings you into the cathedrals in the kremlin, so if i had have known that, i would have just done that!
the armoury tour was ok, its basically a history of russian arms and things since the year 1000. so all the alex the great and ivan ...
... the future relationship of Russia with the EU/US? I am also very interested in visiting the companies that have successfully entered the Russian market. What were their biggest challenges? What no-goes did they experience? Which are the biggest adjustments of their strategies to the Russian way of doing business? - How did you manage to establish the brand in Russia? (Ikea) - What other branches than retail and real estate are represented in Russia? ...
... time of the Soviet Union, the top floor was home to Section 100, a secret clothing store only open to the highest echelons of the party. Nowadays the rows of exclusive boutiques and stores are accessible to anyone with a platinum card. We walked a couple of floors and it was like walking through a high-end shopping mall at home. All the major brands were represented, mostly in clothing. But ...