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World Trip 2006: Day 109 – Moscow, Russia

Saturday 15 July 2006 Highlights: Borodino Panorama Exhibition, 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.

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World Trip 2006: Day 108 – Moscow, Russia

Friday 14 July 2006 Highlights: Moscow Red Square, Cathedral of Christ the Saviour The Moscow Red Square, site of all those army marches I still remember as a child.   Today I got to visit this incredible place which included … Continue reading

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World Trip 2006: Day 107 – Novgorod to Moscow, Russia

Thursday 13 July 2006 Highlights: Moscow Metro System Setting off from Novgorod we briefly stopped at the small town of Volga which highlighted how the majority of people live outside of St Petersburg and Moscow.   The roads are not … Continue reading

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

Wednesday 12 July 2006 Highlights: Hermitage art collection (St Petersburg), Kremlin Fort (Novgorod) 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 … Continue reading

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World Trip 2006: Day 105 – St Petersburg, Russia

Tuesday 11 July 2006 Highlights: St Isaac’s Square & Cathedral, Eternal Flame, Yusupov’s Palace 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. … Continue reading

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World Trip 2006: Day 104 – St Petersburg, Russia

Monday 10 July 2006 Highlights: Pushkin Palace (Summer Palace), Petredvoert (Versailles of Russia), Attending the ballet – Swan Lake This morning I visited what is now know as the Pushkin Palace (after famous Russian poet) but was the former Summer … Continue reading

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