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Red Square of Moscow

As I walked across the cold cobblestones, I realized that the Red Square had been on my bucket list for decades. The onions of St Basil’s Cathedral and the walls of the Kremlin are well-known sights to most people, and often featured in movies.

It is not without irony I noticed that the tomb of Lenin is located next to the ultra-capitalistic luxury store GUM. Down in the tomb we saw the embalmed body of Vladimir Lenin which has been on display since his death in 1924, but it rather felt like visiting a heavily guarded section of Madame Tussauds.

We briefly passed the tombs of Stalin and the rest of the butchers in the Kremlin Wall Necropolis. Stalin’s embalmed body once shared a spot next to Lenin’s but was removed in 1961.

Red Square Church vs state on the Red Square.

Next stop was to get into the Kremlin, the walled area where an invitation was like receiving a death sentence decades ago. Had a look at the old cathedrals and beautiful Fabergé eggs, but I didn’t dare to do the switch pulled off by James Bond during the first scenes of Octopussy.

All we need to do now is to find the invisible Depeche Mode bar.

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