Moscow 2015

"Travel Russia." Moscow was the first stop on a five week journey through three Russian cities.

“Travel Russia.” Moscow was the first stop on a five week journey through three Russian cities. (Taken with an iPhone)

 

The Moscow Subway System.

The Moscow Subway System.

 

The entrance to the Red Square, Moscow.

The entrance to the Red Square.

 

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Inside St. Basil's Cathedral.

Details of St. Basil’s Cathedral.

 

The floor of St. Basil.

The floor of St. Basil.

 

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Inside St. Basil.

 

The Red Square.

The Red Square.

 

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Details of St. Basil.

 

Inside St. Basil.

Details of St. Basil.

 

Inside St. Basil.

Details of St. Basil.

 

Details of St. Basil.

Details of St. Basil.

 

Details of St. Basil.

Details of St. Basil.

 

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St. Basil's Cathedral, Moscow.

St. Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow.

 

The GUM on the Red Square.

The GUM on the Red Square.

 

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Old Arbat Street.

Old Arbat Street.

 

The Cathedral of Christ the Savior. This is the Cathedral where the Pussy Riots staged their famous protest, leading to their arrest.

The Cathedral of Christ the Savior. This is the cathedral where the Pussy Riots staged their famous protest which lead to their arrest.

 

The door of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior.

The door of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior.

 

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Inside the Kremlin. This is where the entirety of Moscow used to be, until Ivan the Terrible built St. Basil's Cathedral outside the Kremlin walls, making the first step towards Moscow's expansion.

Inside the Kremlin. This is where the entirety of Moscow used to be, until Ivan the Terrible built St. Basil’s Cathedral outside the Kremlin walls, making the first step towards Moscow’s expansion.

 

Inside the Kremlin.

Inside the Kremlin.

 

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Shirts for sale at one of the many underground subway station stalls.

Shirts for sale at one of the many underground subway station stalls.

 

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A Russian Orthodox grave.

 

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A subway station.

A subway station.

 

Kolomenskoye Park, Moscow.

Kolomenskoye Park.

 

"The White Church" at Kolomenskoye.

“The White Church” at Kolomenskoye.

 

Details of the White Church.

Details of the White Church.

 

Details of the White Church.

 

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The view from the White Church.

The view from the White Church.

 

The view from my host apartment.

The view from my host apartment in West Moscow.

 

The Soviet Space Museum.

The Soviet Space Museum.

 

The Soviet Space Museum.

The Soviet Space Museum.

 

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The children's exhibit at the Russian Folk Museum.

The children’s exhibit at the Russian Folk Museum.

 

The children's exhibit.

The children’s exhibit.

 

The Moscow Subway.

The Moscow Subway.

 

The Moscow Subway.

The Moscow Subway.

 

The Moscow Subway.

The Moscow Subway.

 

The Moscow Subway. This station is dedicated to Mendeleev, the Russian scientist who created the Periodic Table.

The Moscow Subway. This station is dedicated to Mendeleev, the Russian scientist who created the Periodic Table.

 

A warning door in a cold war bunker, descending 18 stories underground.

A warning door in a cold war bunker, descending 18 stories underground.

 

This was our tour guide. He spoke illustriously of the strength of the bunker, located 60 meters below ground. He asked us not to send any pictures to the CIA. Apparently it was a joke. (but was it really?)

This was our tour guide. He spoke illustriously of the strength of the bunker, located 60 meters below ground. He asked us not to send any pictures to the CIA. Apparently it was a joke. (but was it really?)

 

A water dispenser from the Cold War. (And the reflection of our tour guide's face)

A water dispenser from the Cold War. (And the reflection of our tour guide’s face)

 

Inside the bunker.

Inside the bunker.

 

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The clock in Lenin's last residence on the outskirts of Moscow, forever set to his time of death. 6:50 p.m.

The clock in Lenin’s last residence on the outskirts of Moscow, forever set to his time of death. 6:50 p.m.

 

A cast mold made of Lenin right after his death.

A cast mold made of Lenin right after his death.

 

The Lenin Museum on the outskirts of Moscow.

The Lenin Museum on the outskirts of Moscow.

 

Thank you, Moskva!

Thank you, Moskva! (Taken with an iPhone)

 

Leaving Moscow for Kazan. An 800 kilometer journey eastward in an overnight train ride through Russian wilderness.

Leaving Moscow for Kazan. An 800 kilometer journey eastward in an overnight train ride through Russian wilderness.

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