130517 190456  Welcome to Moscow : Moscow, Places, Russia, [Russia130517]  130517 190859  It's not what you might think. Royal Cheeseburger! : Moscow, Places, Russia, [Russia130517]  130517 191328  What looks like PECTOPAH is restaurant. : Moscow, Places, Russia, [Russia130517]  130517 195937  Department store : Moscow, Places, Russia, [Russia130517] 
130518 074357  Looking over the stern from our boat. : Moscow, Places, Russia, [Russia130517]  130518 103231  St Basil's Cathedral on Red Square : Moscow, Places, Russia, [Russia130517]  130518 103506  Kremin Wall and Clock Tower : Moscow, Places, Russia, [Russia130517]  130518 105200  Putting up scaffolding in Red Square for concert : Moscow, Places, Russia, [Russia130517] 
130518 105231  GUM Department Store on Red Square : Moscow, Places, Russia, [Russia130517]  130518 105325  Red square. Just a few tourists in town!  Kremlin is on the left, GUM department store on the right. : Moscow, Places, Russia, [Russia130517]  130518 110049  State History Museum on Red Square : Moscow, Places, Russia, [Russia130517]  130518 110031  Lenin's Tomb in front of the Kremlin : Moscow, Places, Russia, [Russia130517] 
130518 111726  Resurrection Gate, first built in 1680, destroyed by Stalin as impediment to military parades, replica built in 1995. : Moscow, Places, Russia, [Russia130517]  130518 112121  Wedding party in front of Resurrection Gate : Moscow, Places, Russia, [Russia130517]  130518 112603  Alexandrovsky Gardens next to Kremlin : Moscow, Places, Russia, [Russia130517]  130518 113351  Enjoying fountain in Alexandrovsky Gardens : Moscow, Places, Russia, [Russia130517] 
130518 114648  Inside GUM department store : Moscow, Places, Russia, [Russia130517]  130518 115014  Inside GUM department store : Moscow, Places, Russia, [Russia130517]  130518 115846  GUM - YUM : Moscow, Places, Russia, [Russia130517]  130518 123821  Fun on the street  in Moscow : Moscow, Places, Russia, [Russia130517] 
130518 125150  Descending into the Moscow Subway : Moscow, Places, Russia, [Russia130517]  130518 125519  Moscow subway.  This particular station is dedicated to the Russian heroes of World War II (The Great Patriotic War -- as they call it). : Moscow, Places, Russia, [Russia130517]  130518 125959  Moscow subway. : Moscow, Places, Russia, [Russia130517]  130518 130714  Moscow subway. : Moscow, Places, Russia, [Russia130517] 
130518 131336  Moscow subway. : Moscow, Places, Russia, [Russia130517]  130518 132255  Arbat Street in Moscow : Moscow, Places, Russia, [Russia130517]  130518 145453  Alexander Pushkin and his wife. : Moscow, Places, Russia, [Russia130517]  130518 150320  McDonald's : Moscow, Places, Russia, [Russia130517] 
130518 211145  Tikhi Don at sunset : Moscow, Places, Russia, [Russia130517]  130518 214943  Victory Park : Moscow, Places, Russia, [Russia130517]  130518 215422 : Moscow, Places, Russia, [Russia130517]  130518 215443  Moscow at night : Moscow, Places, Russia, [Russia130517] 
130518 221352  The White House, seat of Russian parliament : Moscow, Places, Russia, [Russia130517]  130518 221440  Radisson Hotel.  The rooms are very expensive.  They will not quote prices over the phone. : Moscow, Places, Russia, [Russia130517]  130518 224356  Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. : Moscow, Places, Russia, [Russia130517]  130518 224419  Kremlin at night : Moscow, Places, Russia, [Russia130517] 
130518 224435  Moscow at night.  Kremlin in the background. : Moscow, Places, Russia, [Russia130517]  130518 224612  Showing off for Dad : Moscow, Places, Russia, [Russia130517]  130518 225804  St Basil's Cathedral at night : Moscow, Places, Russia, [Russia130517]  130518 231317  Map of the area. : Moscow, Places, Russia, [Russia130517] 
130519 093437  Moscow cemetery.  This was a famous Russian opera singer. : Moscow, Places, Russia, [Russia130517]  130519 093614  Russian comedian. : Moscow, Places, Russia, [Russia130517]  130519 093928  Russian military man. : Moscow, Places, Russia, [Russia130517]  130519 095008 : Moscow, Places, Russia, [Russia130517] 
130519 095422  Russian orchestra conductor.  Dmitri Shostakovich. : Moscow, Places, Russia, [Russia130517]  130519 100953  Nikita Khrushchev.  Former General Secretary of the Communist Party. : Moscow, Places, Russia, [Russia130517]  130519 102208  Wife of Mikhail Gorbachev.  According to our guide, when Gorbachev is in Moscow he visits the grave regularly and brings flowers. : Moscow, Places, Russia, [Russia130517]  130519 102842  Grave of Boris Yeltsin. This is supposed to be the Russian flag. : Moscow, Places, Russia, [Russia130517] 
130519 111253 : Moscow, Places, Russia, [Russia130517]  130519 114021  Ornate building built during the era of Joseph Stalin. : Moscow, Places, Russia, [Russia130517]  130519 160549  Three Russian soldiers and one American from World War II. : Former Red Army, Moscow, Places, Russia, [Russia130517]  130520 094414  Could it be Putin entering the Kremlin. Our guide says yes. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517] 
130520 113329  The two-headed Russian eagle. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130520 112331  Inside the Kremlin walls. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130520 113443  Church inside the Kremlin. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130520 113452  View of the Moscow River from the Kremlin. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517] 
130520 114042  Assumption Cathedral in Sobomaya Plaza within the Kremlin walls. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130520 114353  Annunciation Cathedral : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130520 114910  Church of the Deposition of the Robe : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130520 121050  Archangel Cathedral, Sobomaya Plaza : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517] 
130520 121707  You are not a country if you don't have a cracked bell. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130520 122012  Russian cannon. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130520 123517  Guard at the Kremlin. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130520 142734  Lunch ar the Hard Rock Cafe : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517] 
130521 095630  This needs no explanation. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130521 102903  Synagogue in Victory Park : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130521 103223  Interior : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130521 115913 : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517] 
130521 115927 : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130521 122526  Russian coffee shop. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130521 122625  New WOMAN Driver.  How many American women would put up with something like that. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130521 220519  Leaving Moscow on our way to St. Petersburg. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517] 
130522 094629  Scene along the Moscow River. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130522 095728  Sunken spire : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130522 100140  The great explorers. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130522 141110 : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517] 
130522 133731  City of Uglich: Cathedral of the Resurrection : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130522 141755  School outing. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130522 143717  A little bit of role play. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130522 150354  Gingerbread House : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517] 
130523 130128  Visiting Goritsy : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130523 070718  One of many locks on the way.  This boat followed us the entire way (KGB?). : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130523 132741  Bit of a rainy day in Goritsy. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130523 135107  Goritsy: The Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery in Kirillo : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517] 
130523 135304  Monastery. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130523 135323  Monastery. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130523 141514 : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130523 142312 : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517] 
130523 143221 : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130523 163735  Pride of painting.  Ron painted that Matryushka Doll. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130523 170420  Glenda painted the Matryushka Doll. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130523 182119  50 shades of grey. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517] 
130524 152808  Two of the entertainers aboard our boat. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130524 154936 : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130524 155036 : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130524 155219 : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517] 
130524 155249 104132 : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130524 155746 : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130524 155846 : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130524 155931 : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517] 
130524 160407 : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130524 160839  Kizhi: Summer Church, Bell Tower, Winter Church : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130524 163723  Spring flowers - last week of May. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130524 163743 : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517] 
130524 165139  Captain and some of the passengers fishing. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130524 170047  This entire church (including the "onion domes") are made of wood. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130524 171900 : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130524 172656  Natasha and Angie - two of our guides.  Their English was excellent. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517] 
130524 171918  Inside of the church. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130524 173117 : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130524 175136 : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130524 175229 : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517] 
130524 175610 : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130524 180011  Making shingles. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130524 180102 : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130524 180657  Old church.  Next to it is a navigational device for boats passing. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517] 
130524 182633  The man in the center is our boat captain. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130524 221625 : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130524 223027 : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130524 223724 : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517] 
130525 094151  Petrozavodsk.  Antique car show. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130525 094216 : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130525 100529  Yet another church.  We are now in an area that was part of Finland : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130525 102632 : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517] 
130525 104547  Street market. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130525 110505 : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130525 113831  World War II memorial. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130525 120821  Wedding : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517] 
130525 121024  Wedding. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130525 121917  Lake Onega. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130525 122001 : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130525 122311 : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517] 
130525 122815  Russian firefighters. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130525 173424  Russian folkshow. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130525 123051  Hydrofoil with our boat, the Tiki Don, in the background. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130525 174734  Russian folkshow. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517] 
130526 074530 : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130526 074657 : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130526 074712 : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130526 075132 : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517] 
130526 075620 : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130526 080151 : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130526 083855 Birch : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130526 083534 : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517] 
130526 224300 HDR 107664 : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130526 094730  Final judging.  Neither of ours are there. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130526 224331 : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130527 092206  St. Petersburg - Yet another Russian Orthodox Church. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517] 
130527 095317  Church of the savior on spilled blood.  This is the spot where Alexander II was assassinated in 1881. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130527 095357  Lovers buy a lock symbolic of their love for each other.  They then close the lock and throw the key into the river. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130527 100705  Peter and Paul fortress. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130527 100829  Cottage of Peter the Great in St. Petersburg. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517] 
130527 104757  Church where a lot of Czars are interred. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130527 110349  Gold leaf. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130527 110514  Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral. Finest collection of Czars in the world. Currently they are dead.  This is the last resting place of all Russian Czars from Peter the Great onward. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130527 110724  Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517] 
130527 111118  Burial of Nicholas and Alexandria their children. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130527 124908  View of St. Petersburg. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130527 142804  Peterhof Palace. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130527 143323 : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517] 
130527 144306 : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130527 153850  Step on the wrong stone and the fountain will rise - and you will get soaked.  Our guide, Angie, is showing us the path to take. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130527 154310  The Sun Fountain. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130527 155456 : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517] 
130527 160558 : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130527 160727 : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130527 203231  Back at our boat.  We are not quite sure why the mops are in the water. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130528 100639  Kazan Cathedral. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517] 
130528 101144  The dove at the top has a 6-foot wing span. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130528 113744  Playground in St. Petersburg. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130528 113932 : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130528 125531  Streets are well marked (if you speak Russian). : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517] 
130528 133502  Inside the Hermatage. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130528 134009  Inside the Hermatage. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130528 134422  Inside the Hermatage. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130528 140658  Inside the Hermatage. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517] 
130528 141308  Inside the Hermatage. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130528 141641  Inside the Hermatage. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130528 141837  Inside the Hermatage. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130528 143225  Inside the Hermatage. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517] 
130528 143255  Inside the Hermatage. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130529 083856 : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130529 085853  Alexander Pushkin - famous Russian poet. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130529 090117  Catherine's palace. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517] 
130529 090401  Catherine's Palace. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130529 090438  Catherine's Palace. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130529 092219  Catherine's Palace. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130529 092407  Glenda the Great.  Catherine's Palace. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517] 
130529 092616  Catherine's Palace. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130529 100115  Catherine's Palace. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130529 093406  Catherine's Palace. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130529 103711  Russian tour guide outside Catherine's Palace. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517] 
130529 104527  Catherine's Palace. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130529 104554 104554  Outside Catherine's Palace. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130529 105416  Outside Catherine's Palace. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130529 105658  Outside Catherine's Palace.  These two guides are our ship's photographers, musicians, (and KGB ?). : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517] 
130529 105830  Outside Catherine's Palace. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130529 110640 HDR  Chapel at St. Catherine's palace. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130529 112103  Our ship's guide, Angie and the St. Petersburg city guide.  Yes, that is Ron in the center. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130530 100820  Yusupov Palace.  This is where Rasputen met his untimely end. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517] 
130530 101525  Yusupov Palace.  This is where Rasputen met his untimely end. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130530 103809  Rasputin.  Yusupov Palace.  This is where Rasputen met his untimely end.  Rasputen and Red Army officer. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130530 111127  Yusupov Palace.  This is where Rasputen met his untimely end. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130530 111240  Yusupov Palace.  This is where Rasputen met his untimely end. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517] 
130530 113059  Yusupov Palace.  This is where Rasputen met his untimely end. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130530 113227  Yusupov Palace.  This is where Rasputen met his untimely end. : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]  130531 024827 : Places, Russia, St. Petersburg, [Russia130517]