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... their totalitarian, undemocratic and statist rule. When word reached Lenin of what was happening he gave Trotsky the job of stopping it. There would be no challenge to Bolshevik rule, and he would use force to suppress the rebellion. Meetings were held to try to convince the Bolsheviks to live up to the true spirit of the revolution, but when they realised that such a movement could spread and threaten their rule it had to be ...
... plebs organised a revolution. BUT you've seen nothing yet...
What about the extensive gardens and the 178 fountains fed from artisan wells 20 kms away?
All this built from the 1800's onwards, burnt to the ground (it took 3 days) by the Nazi's in 1942 and meticulously renovated to get it back to as original as possible by successive Russian governments.
The place was being prepared ...
... school here, his lyceum is still standing and there is a monument in his honor, both of which are visible on the walk to the town's main attraction, Catherine's Summer Palace.
Begun by Empress Elizabeth in honor of her father, Peter the Great, it was perfected by Catherine the Great. The Palace was designed by Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli, a French born Italian architect who worked in an opulent late Baroque style. The ...
... this really what one needs at 3am when you have only just been allowed to crawl home from an evening of too-rich food in a smoky restaurant and already the dawn is approaching???
So what follows will be a brief overview:
Hermitage first - incredibly crowded, incredibly gilded, absolutely over-the-top. Some of the furnishings showing amazing craftsmanship - amazing what you could have made for you if you were royalty in a nation of millions of poor peasants. (But, it has to ...
... the man.
"What's wrong?" asked the man in the car.
"Terrorists have captured president Putin and are threatening to burn him alive with gasoline if we don't collect 1 billion rubles to pay his ransom! Can you help us?"
"Sorry." replied the man in the car. "I only have 1 liter of gas in my car. I don't think I can help you out."
Hilarious I know. Well Thats all for now.
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking