Our local guides presented themselves as the Governor's children who were showing us through the 18th century mansion (now a house museum) while their father was away. It was kind of cute and we walked onto the ballroom with a band playing and had a couple of demonstration dances.
Yaroslavl May 30th 2017 Geo: 57.636, 39.8928We had a long tour of Yaroslavl this morning. An industrial city of some 600,000 people. The Russian Federation has 13 cities with a population of more than 1M, in its total of 146M. Women outnumber men by a large margin: 78M to 68M. What was the USSR became 15 countries in 1991. ... 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