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Day 5

(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

11 comments on “Sixteen Hours in Moscow

  1. These pictures are so lovely! 🙂 I think I’m going to miss Moscow when I study abroad, but it’s so cool that you got to go and captured the beautiful colors of the city. Russia isn’t always gray and gloomy! (just most of the time hehe)


    1. mabukach says:

      Thank you. I feel I may have cut the stay short, but definitely got a good sense of what the ciry’s about. Are you currently in russia?


      1. I will be in the fall (two months! yikes!). I’m studying abroad, but I’ll be in St. Petersburg. I think we’ll have a few excursions to Moscow, but I’ll mostly be in the Northern Capital 🙂


    2. mabukach says:

      Awesome! Good for you. Have you been before? It’s one of my favorite cities – got a post about it coming up, you might enjoy.


      1. I haven’t. This will be my first time. And I will definitely check out your post when it comes up 🙂


  2. Awesome photos! Russia’s on my list!


    1. mabukach says:

      Thanks, loved your posts on Switzerland. Russia is a must for the adventurous.


  3. oliviateregulova says:

    *Love* your blog! So happy I found it! Okay, I hate people who post corrections on blogs, but ‘krasivaya’ (f) and ‘krasiviy’ (m) mean beautiful, whereas ‘krasnaya’ just means red. But prekrasnaya means wonderful so I guess the analogy still goes. Just thought I’d share. Keep posting, your stuff is amazing! 🙂


    1. mabukach says:

      Thanks, Olivia!
      Appreciate the Russian correction – just proves how terrible I am with the language. I sort of skipped the Rosetta Stone lesson…

      You keep reading and I’ll keep posting.


  4. Chatty Owl says:

    Gotta love Moscow!


    1. mabukach says:

      Indeed! Good times.


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