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Russia 2016

12 Feb: You can tell how transfixed we all are by Comrade Croft’s masterful account of soviet realism from this.

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12 Feb: It turns out that soviet art looks best in the night sky and here’s another compelling example.

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12 Feb: Another view of the same monument. It seems to almost carry you out of this world.

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12 Feb: Amazing nighttime visit to space park celebrating soviet achievements in this area. Lots of snowballs too

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12 Feb: 27 million Russians died in WW2 “The great patriotic war”. Here’s a moving memorial at the museum on it.

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12 Feb: Speaking of colleagues, we were facedwith this sign on our table at lunch. That’s how we do it at CGS too

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12 Feb: Beautiful hand painted trays in Red Square. But watch the price! We also saw 4 Christmas baubles at £750!

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12 Feb: Trees with snow on the inside of the prestigious Red Square Mall? Best to keep your hats on, colleagues!

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12 Feb: Think I’ve tweeted St Basil’s iconic turrets before but this includes our Guide, Irina. Did I miss a bit?

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12 Feb: It’s snowing today in Moscow, so excuse the mistiness, but we still had a fantastic view of the Kremlin.

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12 Feb: Here’s the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in all its magnificence

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12 Feb: Here’s we all at the start of a busy day, visiting Cathedrals, Red Square, museums and also Curling!

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11 Feb: Here’s a close-up of some of those buildings. We look forward to seeing them better in the daylight.

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11 Feb: Pretty spectacular view from our rooms, which conveys Moscow old & new.

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11 Feb:Delighted to report that we are arrived at our Hotel & that all has gone well today. Now about to eat our first Russian meal!

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