Rooks (blackbirds) had become too numerous in the Kremlin grounds and were decimating other native species. The grounds are now patrolled by trained falcons, whose handlers launch them at any Rooks that dare to return. Unfortunately, we did not see one in action.
Moscow Kremlin May 27th 2017 Geo: 55.7497, 37.6135We started the day with an exclusive, pre-opening visit to the Kremlin museums, followed by viewing several of the churches and palaces in the 28 hectare, triangular-shaped complex. After another fine lunch at the National Hotel we spent most of the afternoon (too long) at the Museum of Cosmonautics.What a shame that no photos were allowed inside any of the Kremlin buildi ... 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