Pictures from the Motherland
|St. Basil's Cathedral in Red Square|
|Panorama shot of the Kremlin and surroundings|
|The Bolshoi Theatre|
|Buran, the USSR's answer to the Space Shuttle|
|Cathedral of Christ the Saviour|
|Monument to the failed 1905 Revolution|
This was true even for older women, up to and including grandmothers.
And realise that they are extremely materialistic; an expensive gift of earrings or a necklace can very easily be met with a mocking smile and a response along the lines of, "it's such a small thing!". I found this to be a bit of a rude shock; where I come from, it is not the value of the gift that matters, it is the fact that a gift was given in the first place.
|Moscow City, seen from outside Oktyabrskaya Metro station|
|The Three Bogatyrs in the Tretyakovskaya Gallery|
|The truly gigantic main building of Moscow State University|
|Autumn leaves and trees in Botanicheskaya Sad|
|Statue of Prince Vladimir the Great outside the Kremlin|
If you have the time, the money, the opportunity, and- most importantly- the will to visit an incredible country with a rich culture and a deep sense of history, then make Russia your next holiday destination. Just make sure you put in the effort to study up on your Russian before you do.