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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.


  • 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 most ugly 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. No photos are allowed inside the mausoleum where you can actually get close to Lenin's embalmed remains, which reminded me of something from Madame Tussauds.

    [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...