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Moscow, Russia

Moscow, Russia

As our No 1 Red Arrow started slowing, the countryside around gave way to small houses, then small tower blocks then the full concrete jungle. Our provodnitsa (carriage attender), opened the door to let us step down onto the platform. Each provodnitsa stood outside their door all alone the length of the platform […]

Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood is one of the main sights of St. Petersburg, Russia. Also known as the Church on Spilled Blood, the Temple of the Savior on Spilled Blood, and the Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ

St Petersburg, Russia

Our first view of Russia, from the air, was of frozen lakes, beaches covered by ice from the freezing sea and a bleak never ending landscape. That changed as the runway of St Petersburg airport came into view as the BA pilot landed (with a bump) and we taxi-ed to […]