Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Cruise Through Moscow-5/28

The Radisson River Cruise lines provide tourists with a comfortable way to see some of Moscow. We crossed under several of these car and pedestrian bridges and were able to have different views of the Kremlin and other tourist sites. They had an MP3 player available that described the different sites along the way, fortunately in English.

This is the House of the Government of the Russian Federation where Boris Yeltsen was under siege after he declared the death of Communism.


Here are some views of the Kremlin along the cruise with the Kremlin palace on the left and several of the gold domed cathedrals.

Yet another cathedral along the way and this one is called Cathedral of Christ the Saviour which had been severely damaged during the Communist regime.

After the cruise I couldn't help taking a picture of the Bentley and Maserati dealerships just down the road from the old KGB Headquarters---Lubyanka. So much for communism.
Now I will be off to catch my Trans-Siberian train from Moscow to Irkutsk--about an 88 hour train ride from May 29th to June 2nd. I will be traveling platzcar which is a third class sleeper with about 52 bunk beds in a train carriage. Good thing I have a bottom bunk. I will be staying in Irkutsk for a few days before continuing on to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.


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