Moscow: Capital of the Russian Federation

2019-01-02T21:10:11-07:00February 17th, 2017|Categories: Russia|

  Above is the famed Novodevichy Convent at night from across the lake that, in the dead of winter, becomes a skating rink and was a favorite of Tolstoy's when he lived in the neighborhood. ┬áThe convent itself has a long history dating from its founding in 1524. [...]

St. Petersburg and the Rivers of Russia

2019-01-02T21:10:11-07:00February 15th, 2017|Categories: Russia|

  That sleek white ship sprawled across the photo above is our river cruiser, the MS Mstislav Rostropovich, on which we traveled for seven days down the rivers of Russia from the Neva in St. Petersburg to the Volga and Moscow. We have long wanted to visit Russia, [...]

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