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Kondopoga, Moscow, Saint Petersburg,

semi-overcast 18 °C

So during my stay Russia I did venture out of Petrozavodsk a few times

  • The first place I went to was to visit a Scottish friend staying in Moscow and see a couple of my friends from my year abroad. We had quite a nice cultural visit and went to Park Pobedi, one of the palaces and did the usual tourist spots (Red Square etc). It was really nice to be back in Moscow and for whatever reason, whether it was my improved Russian or an improvement in Russian temperament, everybody seemed so much friendlier.

Moscow

Moscow

Kuskovo

Kuskovo

Kuscovo, Moscow

Kuscovo, Moscow

Kuskovo

Kuskovo

Moscow

Moscow

  • The most bizarre thing we did was go to see Bruno. Firstly, most of the Muscovites seemed horrified and/or didn't understand the concept (i.e. thought he was really an Austrian man) and secondly there was an enormous white horse outside and people (including my friend) donned togas and sat on it. Random.

Bruno

Bruno

  • I also went to a town called Kondopoga with Cicilia and Olle. We picked this town at random from the towns in the surrounding area and it was...erm...interesting. There seemed to be nothing and noone and a strange smell permeated the air. All together quite eerie.

The high tech departures/arrivals board

The high tech departures/arrivals board

60 years, October

60 years, October

Yes, in the middle of this random town was a Ben and Jerry's. Oh. Wait. A FAKE Ben and Jerry's

Yes, in the middle of this random town was a Ben and Jerry's. Oh. Wait. A FAKE Ben and Jerry's

Another part of the rip-off Ben and Jerry's cafe

Another part of the rip-off Ben and Jerry's cafe

Wise words: The road is not a place for games

Wise words: The road is not a place for games

Kondopoga

Kondopoga

  • On route to the airport I had a little wander round Saint Petersburg centre and saw a monument to the Seige on Leningrad

Monument to the Heroic Defenders of Leningrad, Saint Petersburg

Monument to the Heroic Defenders of Leningrad, Saint Petersburg

Monument to the Heroic Defenders of Leningrad, Saint Petersburg

Monument to the Heroic Defenders of Leningrad, Saint Petersburg

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Posted by Sianieee 14:03 Archived in Russia Tagged living_abroad

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