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Moscow - Shades of red

  • Back in the USSR

    Arriving early morning at one of Moscow's nine railway stations. This train is nicknamed Red Arrow from St Petersburg.

    [Moscow]

  • Six onions

    One of the most photographed cathedrals in the world.

    [St Basil's Cathedral at Red Square, Moscow]

  • Keep out

    The walled area contains a variety of buildings constructed during different centuries. The Assumption Cathedral was constructed in the 1470s by an Italian architect and was the main church of Russia for four centuries.

    [Assumption Cathedral in Kremlin, Moscow]

  • Red in rain

    [State Historical Museum at Red Square, Moscow]

  • Church vs state

    St Basil's Cathedral stands firmly against the Nikolskaya tower and the brick walls of the Kremlin. Notice the red star, one of several originally installed in 1935.

    [Red Square, Moscow]

  • Follow the leader

    [Manege Square, Moscow]

  • Six onions

    One of the most photographed cathedrals in the world.

    [St Basil's Cathedral at Red Square, Moscow]

  • From Russia with love

    The airplane that had an emergency landing here in 1987 probably had larger wings.

    [Reine with St Basil's Cathedral at Red Square, Moscow]

  • The times they are a changing

    The extremely luxurious GUM department store is a beacon of capitalism, facing Lenin's mausoleum and the Kremlin Wall Necropolis where Stalin and the other guys are buried. Oh, the irony.

    [Red Square, Moscow]

  • Hanging with the morlocks

    [Reine on the subway in Moscow]

  • Through the arch

    The triumphal arch from 1827 is dedicated to the Russian victory over Napoleon. It is placed near Poklonnaya Hill, a place of strategic importance since it is one of the highest spots. This was as far as Napoleon came in 1812.

    [Victory Park in Moscow]

  • Not so great

    With a height of 94 meters, this statue is the seventh tallest in the world, but perhaps the ugliest one of them all.

    [Peter the Great Statue in the Moscow River]

  • Buried in granite

    The final resting place of Vladimir Lenin is located next to the Kremlin Wall, a Necropolis area where also Stalin and the other guys are buried.

    [Lenin's mausoleum at the Red Square, Moscow]

  • Beneath the earth

    [Moscow subway]

  • Waterworld

    [Manege Square, Moscow]

  • Behind the walls

    [Kremlin Wall along the Moscow river]

  • Beneath the domes

    [Novodevichy Monastery, Moscow]

  • Quest for glory

    These guys were actually ski jumping without any snow! Only in Russia...

    [Moscow]