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  • PETERHOF, THE VERSAILLES OF SAINT-PETERSBURG
    In Russia 2018
    “A glorious symbol of the new sea lords that once ruled over Russia” (Unknown) If you have any opinion on what may have been the greatest imperial or royal palace in the world, please hold it until you see Peterhof, located 29 kilometers from downtown Saint Petersburg, built on 31 hectares of land, the size of 500 football fields.....Continue Reading >>>
  • HERMITAGE MUSEUM & CRUISE ON THE NEVA RIVER
    In Russia 2018
    “The museum teaches and gives joy and is therefore somewhere between Disneyland and a temple” (Mikhail Piotrovsky, director of the Hermitage Museum.) The highlight of the day was a visit to the Winter Palace, hosting the Hermitage Museum.  It is one of the largest museum in the world, an obligate stop in any visit of Saint Petersburg. An average of 3.1 million visitors come to the Hermitage every year.....Continue Reading >>>
  • ISMAYLOVSKIY SHOPPING & BOLSHOI BALLET
    In Russia 2018
    "Bolshoi Ballet is a universe of the imagination, a place of magic and enchantment, beauty and romance." - Trudy Garfunkel   If you have had Bolshoi Theater on your bucket list, you are not alone. The Bolshoi Theatre is to Moscow what the Opera House is to Sydney.  You must stop at Bolshoi, if you ever visit Moscow.....Continue Reading >>>
  • BACK FROM RUSSIA, WITH LOVE
    In Russia 2018
    “Russia is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma; but perhaps there is a key.”  Winston Churchill. Russia is not a snowy warrying backward Antarctic Viking or Ottoman landscape. It is a huge subcontinent occupying 1/8 of all the land on the planet, inhabited by many ethnic groups. It spans two different continents.  It offers a diversity of cultures on a scale unmatched anywhere else in Europe…....Continue Reading >>>
  • MOSCOW, GRANDIOSE THIRD ROME.
    In Russia 2018
    “Moscow had this incredible, intense atmosphere of intrigue and darkness and secrecy.” Alan Furst Think of a city that is among the largest in the world, brimming with good-looking people, replete with museums, parks, restaurants, night clubs, monuments, and visited by 17 million tourists every year. ....Continue Reading >>>

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