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Travel Blogs from Moscow

First Full Day in Moscow

A travel blog entry by hulleys on Sep 16, 2014

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... walked across a bridge over the Moscow River to attend a concert of Russian music given by The Moscow Folk Orchestra in the Tretyakov Museum. The bridge has lots of metal "trees" on which married couples hang a locked padlock to ensure a long marriage. The orchestra is made up of young people playing mainly balalaikas and mandolins and an excellent lady opera singer gave a brilliant performance of two songs. A really excellent entertaining evening.


And then Steve asked The Question...

A travel blog entry by madanaki on Apr 20, 2014

24 comments, 19 photos

... the tum of Lenin is here" (tomb, Anya) and "the chapelles of St Basil's" (they would be chapels not Corby's). Ah, crazy Russians. Mind you, Steve has been pronouncing all of his Russian words wrong so far but has since found a booklet with how to say them correctly now. "Adno pivo Bolshoy, pushlava!" (One large beer please). We think before he was saying "one guinea pig, lightly stirred, thanks"

We tipped Anya some good Roubles and toddled off for lunch at ...

Day 9 - Arriving in Moscow

A travel blog entry by costin on Oct 08, 2013

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I was awoken abruptly as we were pulling into Moscow Kieyvsky Station at about 6.30 as the Russian lady in our compartment tapped me on the shoulder, "Passport, Passport!" Shortly after, the border control man appeared in the doorway, after quickly checking the Russian and the Ukrainian passports, he started studying ours pretty intensely. This was always the border crossing that we were a bit worried about (and China), but to be honest I was half asleep ...

Moscow - lost in translation

A travel blog entry by simonct on Aug 30, 2013

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... explained that this essentially happened after the fall of the USSR. In the following 10 years, the country was in chaos and the government was having trouble paying its bills, let alone being able to maintain law and order. Hence organised crime flourished, and people who managed to start businesses and get along in the mob culture got very rich indeed.

There’s other things which make you feel like Russians are wary of tourists. For example, in Russia, police can stop ...

Yippee Ki Yay Mother Russia

A travel blog entry by kendracassels on Jul 07, 2013

9 photos

... souvenir shops and cafes lining the picturesque street.

That evening was our reception at Novotel for those we had met with all week. The reception highlighted a cultural difference between India and Russia. Our reception in Bangalore was well attended and everyone who said they would come did, despite a downpour of rain. In contrast, nearly all the people we met with in Russia communicated their enthusiasm of the event and confirmed their attendance, ...