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Hermitage

Snapped this as we traversed a number of miles on St. Petersburg streets today. Hope to spend a good deal of time inside tomorrow.
St. Petersburg

July 18th 2018
Hello from St. Petersburg. We have now made an overnight ferry trip on the Princess Anastasia (the Princess was a member of the Czar's family the Communists murdered almost exactly 100 years ago). Our first impression of the ship was favorable compared to the Viking we have previously sailed and will two more times. Newer paint, carpet and other d├ęcor. However, when we were confronted with the sh ... read more
Europe » Russia » Northwest » Saint Petersburg

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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