A Three Hour Tour…of Moscow

One week ago today, we left Kaliningrad, Russia (and our girls) for Moscow. Our agency had scheduled a tour of the city for us. A new driver picked us up at the airport and we had our first experience with Moscow traffic. It was a Saturday…so I can only imagine how bad it will be Monday – Friday. As we were talking with our driver he told us that Moscow is the most expensive city in the world and with over 4 million cars registered in Moscow city, traffic jams are an everyday occurance. He also told us that over 15 million people live in the city (another 10 – 15 million unregistered also). We arrived at our hotel (the Holiday Inn – much more American and expensive than our Kaliningrad hotel), freshened up and met our driver and tour guide again. Below are some pictures from our tour. It was a foggy, rainy/snowy day…but we made the most of it. We stopped at the Kremlin, St. Basil’s, Red Square, The Gum, The Cathedral of the Christ (we got to see part of a Palm Sunday Service), Novodevichiy Convent and saw many other sites along the way. We tried to soak up as much as we could about this huge city full of Russian history. Brett has also been reading a book on the history of Russia so that helped us too!

Red Square and Historical Museum

 

KGB Offices

Kremlin and President's Office

St. Basil's

Inside The GUM

The Cathedral of Christ the Redeemer - Russian Orthodox Church

Novodevichiy Convent

Gift from the USA

 

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