Moscow and Beyond
- May 11, 2010 at 4:13 am
Musings on my second time in St. Petersburg, and a few photos to boot!
- May 31, 2010 at 10:10 am
In Siberia we learn that Russian history doesn't stop at the Ural Mountains, and catch a glimpse of the land that provided the gold for all of those gilded cherubs in St. Petersburg.
- May 28, 2010 at 6:08 amDenis talks about Baikal, his impressions, and some facts.
- May 25, 2010 at 9:19 pm
Lily describes the old ways of warding off the cold, which are as useful as ever today.
- May 25, 2010 at 1:43 am
A particularly exciting meal and concert in a yurt in Ulan-Udeh.
- May 10, 2010 at 5:54 am
A discussion of the night-time Victory Day "Salute" and related antics.
- May 10, 2010 at 5:18 am
Watching the Victory Day parade on Tverskaya Street, we learn just how many different kinds of enormous camouflage-painted vehicles the Russian military owns.
- May 9, 2010 at 12:00 pm
In and around St. Petersburg, things that seem old sometimes aren't. Damaged by bombs, fire, and years of neglect, historical monuments are now being built again — but what for?
- May 9, 2010 at 10:36 amDenis describes his impressions of St. Petersburg, and some of the literary traditions behind the city.
- May 8, 2010 at 10:09 am
Observations on the very lavish Catherine Palace outside St. Petersburg.
- May 8, 2010 at 9:46 am
Karl describes the first days' tours: one to the Hermitage, and one Dostoevsky-themed.
- May 8, 2010 at 3:18 am
One group member's belated impressions of our visit to the historic towns around Moscow.