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World Trip 2006: Day 109 – Moscow, Russia – The Kremlin

We started off by visiting the Borodino Panorama Exhibition.   This exhibition highlights the 1812 war with France and in particular a key battle about 100 kms outside of Moscow.   The panorama makes you free inside the battle field … Continue reading

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World Trip 2006: Day 108 – Moscow, Russia – Red Square

Red Square, site of all those army marches I remember as a child.   Today I got to visit this incredible place which included Lenin’s tomb just outside the Kremlin. It’s hard to take in just how much world history … Continue reading

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World Trip 2006: Day 107 – Moscow, Russia

Setting off from Novgorod we briefly stopped at the small town of Volga which shows how most people out of St Petersburg and Moscow live.   The roads are not very good, it takes a lot longer to travel distances in … Continue reading

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World Trip 2006: Day 106 – St Petersburg & Novgorod, Russia

On our last day in St Petersburg we visited the Hermitage art collection.   Started by Catherine the II (the Great) as her personal art museum in a structure linked to the winter palace it now covers the entire palace … Continue reading

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World Trip 2006: Day 105 – St Petersburg, Russia

After the very big day of yesterday I had scheduled a tour of Yusupov’s Palace which was the home of Felix Yusupov and his noble family. Three months before the revolution on 16th December 1916 Felix conspired to kill the … Continue reading

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World Trip 2006: Day 104 – St Petersburg, Russia

This morning I visited what is now know as the Pushkin Palace (after famous Russian poet) but was the former Summer Palace of the Tsars.   This palace was occupied by the Nazis in WWII and severely damaged, so much … Continue reading

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World Trip 2006: Day 103 – St Petersburg, Russia

With a 6 am wakeup call and an excellent buffet breakfast (I might like touring after all!) we were off to Russia. Passing the border was an interesting experience, first you go through Finland border (didn’t take long), go into … Continue reading

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