Russia
Travelling by train across Russia is the only way to really appreciate the size of the country. The Trans-Siberian railway is one of the most famous lines in the world and a great way to see the country. I started in St. Petersburg, a beautiful European style city and then traveled to Vladimir/Suzdal, suffocated in the smog in Moscow and saw both the bleak and beautiful sides of Siberia.
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Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

St. Petersburg canal

Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

Enternal flame for victims of the revolution

Tall ship

St. Petersburg (train station)

Boarding the train to Vladimir

Early morning in Vladimir

Helen, our local host in Suzdal

Mead, for breakfast

Post boxes I think

Golden Gate, Suzdal Kremlin

Inside the Church of the Nativity, Suzdal

Icon screen, Suzdal

Old wooden style church

Same church, different angle

Icon

Musical performance

Plucking

Interior of the wooden church, Suzdal

Taking the bus

Ekaterina, our local guide to Suzdal

Another Suzdal church

Collection of traditional wooden buildings in Suzdal

Nice wheels

Mead tasting

Great Russian meal and some not so great dancing

Helen gets in to the spirit of things

Making piroshki

Chris thinks

Chris...

Yum

Lenin's mausoleum

St. Basil's, Red Square, Moscow

Lenin

Red Square, Yellow Line

St. Basil's, Red Square, Moscow

St. Basil's, Red Square, Moscow

St. Basil's, Red Square, Moscow