Boris died of heart failure in 2007 and this unusual (virtually unmarked) flag headstone marks his grave. Our guide Svetlana is a youngish grandmother who speaks excellent English and is full of interesting tales of earlier times.
Moscow! May 26th 2017 Geo: 55.7598, 37.6212What an eye-opener! Moscow is a magnificent European city; right up there with London, Paris and Rome. The streets and architecture around the city centre are imposing and impressive. The traffic alternates between free-flowing on 12-lane boulevards, to severely congested around choke points. The current Mayor is undertaking a program of widening footpaths and reducing p ... read more
Europe » Russia 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