TripAdvisor Reviews Artel Hotel Moscow
Travel Blogs from Moscow
-Russian Internet Server
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/j un/19/russia-digital-soveriegnty-nsa-su rveillance
*Pussy Riot arrests
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2 014/02/25/putin-s-police-arrest-pussy-r iot-again-in-court-crackdown.html
*Censorship in Russia
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/20 14-05-01/russia-moves-toward-china-styl e-internet-censorship
... moving, or you get fingers snapped at you and we got snapped at for pausing. I think we should get t-shirts made with "I got snapped in Lenin's tomb" on it. No cameras, mobile phones or bags are allowed in the tomb so you check your stuff at an office across the square and return to pick it up afterward. There is no entrance fee for the tomb, but you pay 50 rubles each to check your stuff. Various historic soviet figures and fellow travellers are buried ...
... but instead of a wall you would hit a staircase that went up to the double bed, half of which was over the top of where our bags were and the other half was back over the corridor... if that makes sense. It was bloody tiny. I'm currently sat on the top bunk of an overnight train carriage which has four beds per cabin and I'm finding this spacious. It was however, only 30 quid a night. Our three days in Moscow seemed to fly by. We ...
... States weaker while Russia gets stronger. If you want a direct quote about this subject, "That Muslim Obama make США ****, while Putin do better things for us than Stalin or anyone from the CCCP".
7. Toilets here are sinks with a pipe leading to a bigger pipe. Also boy bathrooms have blue toilet seats, while girl bathrooms have pink toilet seats apparently.
8. The vodka here is STRONG (sorry Mom).
I was excited about going to Russia even if only in the airport, but the people here haven't proven to be very nice. Also they can't tell I'm not local like the Chinese. I sat next to a friendly Chinese guy on the plane who is leading a tour group. He spent most of the trip filling in visa forms for his tour group. I had two meals on the flight. Chinese time is 9pm and local time is about 4pm getting a bit confusing for the old body ...