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... were several impersonators loitering just outside being paid to have photos with the tourists. The Stalin and Lenin were very popular, but Putin was looking a bit lonely.
We sat down and took it all in for a while before taking a bunch of happy snaps, making onion ring hats. Again we noticed lots of really gorgeous, stylish women hand in hand with pudding-faced Russian blokes. ...
... it was being televised. The game ended in a shoot-out, with the home team winning on the sixth shot.
Players are paid a lot considering the small venue sizes and ticket prices, which max out around $21. The league has 28 teams and the current salary cap is approximately $37 million per team, which can be waived for a player transferring directly from the NHL who is eligible to play on the Russian National team. Some players make as much as ...
... onion domes (it's the one the reporter on CNN will be standing in front of while reporting from Moscow) is on the east end, and the State History museum, in a 19th century building, is on the west end. It's a great area for people-watching: we heard spanish, russian, french, british, and japanese accents. The cobble-stone square is best navigated in flats or sneakers, but that didn't stop some of the fashion-plate women from trying to do it in stilettos. We wandered around, ...
... the lead with 1k to go, before being swallowed by the pack. At the bell Mo was where he wanted to be, with Jeilen and Tanui chasing. Full gurn territory, but he was equal to everything they had, crossing first with arms spread. Brilliant. Still Usain Bolt to come, and he casually took first in the final heat of the day, with semis tomorrow. Finally we had the opening ceremony (!) which looked pretty enough, and I headed back. More of the same-but-different ...
I notice as I check the details of my flight again that I have quite a long wait in Moscow Sheremet Airport, like 17 hours! Another long day ahead, assuming I can get onto this flight.
I head back up into the airport proper (the hotel rooms by the hour, and shower, is in the basement) and with no drama, get onto my flight. Yay!
As I arrive in Moscow and start my
between-flights wait, I read a local paper (the Moscow News) that says the ...