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St. Basil's Cathedral  
   

St. Basil's Cathedral

Ivan the Terrible wasn't so terrible after all... except that he apparently blinded the architect afterwards so he could never build something more beautiful. That's as good an answer as any to the question, "What happened to your eyes?"
4 Days in Moscow

June 19th 2012
My Moscow trip was just a stopover on my way from the U.S. to Thailand. It should be noted first that most travelers visit Moscow in tandem with St. Petersburg, the latter of which is (from everyone I've talked to) uninanimously the preferred city to visit. Moscow is sprawling, with no central area of affordable restaurants and pubs, and its sheer size can make it difficult to navigate. The im ... 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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