Category Archives: Russia

Garden of Fallen Leaders

With the fall of the Soviet Union, citizens’ enthusiasm for statues of Communist leaders in every square and public space waned.   Many of these statues were vandalized or pulled down.   Many of those from Moscow ended up in … Continue reading

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An Easy Trip to the Catherine Palace

St. Petersburg is not an easy place for an independent traveler who doesn’t read Cyrillic text or know more than a few words of Russian to manage.  Public transport is a tad arduous.  The  excellent subways are not designed for … Continue reading

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Church on Spilled Blood — Dazzling Sight on the Griboyedov Canal

When we walked outside our apartment to the edge of the Griboyedov Canal in central St. Petersburg and saw the onion domes of the Church on Spilled Blood about a kilometer in the distance, we knew we were in Russia. … Continue reading

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