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St. Basil's Cathedral

Sylvia, Sofia, and I in front of the famous St. Basil's in Red Square.
Russia, A Volcano, and More Russia

July 1st 2010
In March, Sylvia and I took the opportunity to visit one of my friends and former grad school classmates, Kelly, during his diplomatic assignment at the American Embassy in Moscow. We nearly gave up on trying to obtain visas, but after three truly unpleasant encounters with the Russian embassy in Bratislava (including paying double for expedited visas), we finally were set for our trip. We flew ... read more
Europe » Russia » Northwest » Moscow

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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