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Arrived from St. Petersburg after a short flight and made our way into the city of now 12 -15 million people. The vast majority of people live in apartments and you can see on the way in a wide variety of construction types, from the Slalinist era, considered to be quite large and well built, to the Kruschev era, smaller and not well built, to brand new much taller ones that would not look out of place at home. As you get closer to the city you see all types ...
... recruits and a presentation ceremony.
We joined to queues at the Kremlin ticket office and after half an hour or so were told there were no Armoury tickets left. The Armoury is where the treasures accumulated over centuries are housed and they limit the number of tickets available each day.
Instead we decided to do the Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour. ...
... and indeed Moscow, saw the arrival of Greg, a 6'5" unit from Texas. I offered to show him around the city so we ventured out into the cold. We toured Red Square, the Kremlin, St. Basils Cathedral and GYM shopping centre, then headed to a Titty bar (sorry Mum) for some fajitas. After some drinks with the locals we went back to the hostel. I made sure I slept well because I had a 25 hour train journey, to Ekaterinburg, the next day... and I had no idea how rough it was about to ...
... of a local saint Vasily (Basil). There was actually a service being held in one church and in another a quartet were singing Russian Orthodox hymns ( and selling their CDs!). Each church, or small chapel, is highly decorated and round the whole structure are a network of small passages. It is a very strange structure but absolutely beautiful, perhaps more so from the outside though. Afterwards we had a walk around the GUM department store which is vast. The name means ...
... stories that might have been interesting in history. We seriously didn't even mention anything about Stalin's rule... Luke and I went home and wikipedia'd anything we weren't sure of. Quite disappointing. We even drove past the headquarters of the KGB later but were only told that they were responsible for a lot of disappearances. Would have loved to have done a walking tour to soak up some of the rich history the city has to offer rather than reading it and trying to ...