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out of place Candyland-like Cathedral

Санкт-Петербург

November 15th 2009
Every trip has a distinctive beginnning, and what better way to start Russia than with a bureaucratic entry form that, if lost, could cause an indefinite barrier to exiting Russia. This is a very similar system to the United States, one of many similarities to ensue. Upon my arrival in Saint Petersburg, I was immediately rejected by customs because I hadn't filled out the second half of the en ... read more
Europe » Russia » Northwest » Saint Petersburg

Russian Flag Founded in the 12th century, the Principality of Muscovy, was able to emerge from over 200 years of Mongol domination (13th-15th centuries) and to gradually conquer and absorb surrounding principalities. In the early 17th century, a new Romanov Dynas... ... read more
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