(front photo by Anastasia Prokofyeva)
Krasnaya Ploschad, or Red Square. In Russian, ‘Krasnaya’ can mean red, or beautiful, the latter used less frequency. In this instance, the double meaning fits perfectly.
Russian from the loudspeaker in our bunk awakens everyone. We’ve arrived Moscow at the Kazan Station. Didn’t we just leave Kazan?
Every metro stop is a new adventure
The ghost of Stalin busks for rubles.
State Heritage Museum
St. Basil’s – built to look like a bonfire, commemorating Ivan the Terrible’s victory over Kazan in 1552.
Dormition Cathedral inside the Kremlin. (photo by Anastasia Prokofyeva)
I love Ladas. Ladeedada, Lada.
Tretyakov Gallery 10, Krymsky Val
Ship and body of Christopher Columbus, head of Peter the Great, timelessly ugly.
Sunset over Cathedral of Christ Our Savior (photo by Anastasia Prokofyeva)
Goodbye, Moscow. On to Saint Petersburg. – Mike