Moscow October 25 - November 2

   
20141026 0488  View from our room at Holiday Inn Moscow Sokolniki  20141026 0490  Nina and Sacha outside Holiday Inn Moscow Sokolniki  20141026 0493  Queuing for metro tickets  20141026 0496  Home metro station Sokolniki 
20141026 0501  Mother and daughter in the older car type  20141026 0504  Manezhnaya Square  20141026 0509  Iberian Gate and Chapel  20141026 0516  Waiting for changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier 
20141026 0518  The twelve Hero cities from Soviet times.  20141026 0519  Kremlin Arsenal  20141026 0520  Waiting for the soldiers  20141026 0528  Change of guards 
20141026 0538  Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier  20141026 0542  Nina happy  20141026 0545  Sacha happy  20141026 0548  Gate to Alexander gardens 
20141026 0551  The Cathedral of Vasily the Blessed at the Red square  20141026 0561  Nina at The Cathedral of Vasily  20141026 0571  Portraing  20141026 0578  Vasilevsky Spusk 
20141026 0579  Gum - Glavnyi Universalnyi Magazin ("main universal store")  20141026 0580  Entrance to Gum  20141026 0585  Inside Gum  20141026 0588  Buying ice cream! 
20141026 0589  Feral doves  20141026 0591  Bolshoi Theatre  20141026 0592  Lubyanka Square and the former KGB headquarters  20141026 0596  Waiting for Rozhdestvensky at small restaurant in Sokolniki 
20141026 0599  Dima with wife arrived  20141026 0601  Ilona and Dima choosing  20141026 0604  Three parents  20141027 0348  Up from the metro 
20141027 0349  Walking in the city  20141027 0351  Tverskoy Boulevard  20141027 0352  Russian lyrical poet Sergei  Yesenin  20141027 0354  Walking 
20141027 0355  Rental bikes in the city  20141027 0358  Tass news agency  20141027 0359  Tass news agency  20141027 0360  Tass news agency 
20141027 0363  Studying city map (view from space) of Moscow  20141027 0365  Entering hairdressing studio Alto Senso  20141027 0366  Staff planning the cut  20141027 0370  Coffee for me 
20141027 0372  Sacha first out  20141027 0373  Self-portrait  20141027 0376  All three in action  20141027 0382  The result 
20141027 0386  Good restaurant Aist (The Stork)  20141027 0388  An other one, the Babushka restaurant for lunch  20141027 0390  Sacha beginning with coffee!  20141027 0394  Starter 
20141027 0395  The first course - delicious potato soup  20141027 0397  And classical borscht  20141027 0400  Public toilet  20141027 0401  Nice way to cover the earth during winter using wood chips 
20141027 0405  Residence of the Mayor of Moscow, Tverskaya Street 13  20141027 0407  Yuri Dolgorukiy (Yuri the Long-Armed)  at Tverskaya Square - prince and founder of Moscow  20141027 0408  Tverskaya Square and Lenin  20141027 0409  How ordinary street work is nicely hidden and decorated 
20141027 0410  Street corner  20141027 0414  In the sun  20141027 0416  Visiting the luxury store Tsum  20141027 0419  That's nearly 200000 SEK for a cellphone! We didn't buy. 
20141027 0420  However fine perfumes were purchased  20141027 0422  Kuznetski most - one of several new pedestrian streets  20141027 0430  Visiting Ljuba and her cat Gasha  20141027 0435  She offered very tasting Russian dishes 
20141027 0440  New city of Moscow by night from flat of Ljuba  20141027 0445  Sacha checking our families Christmas card  20141027 0447  Son and father  20141027 0452  Gasha 
20141027 0453  Dessert  20141027 0480  Nice mink  20141027 0484  Ljuba and Gasha  20141028 0289  For the first time for me (!) in the Lenin Mausoleum. 
20141028 0296  The Stalin tomb  20141028 0297  Many other famous Russians lay here  20141028 0298  Along the Kremlin  20141028 0301  Can only be seen on the way out from the Lenin Mausoleum. 
20141028 0302  Gagarin  20141028 0307  Posing at the Red Square  20141028 0308  Krasnaja ploshad - the Red Square  20141028 0312  Back at Manezhnaya Square 
20141028 0315  Students from the Russian War and History School arrives at Manezhnaya Square  20141028 0316  Protecting plants from the coming strong Russian winter.  20141028 0317  Moscow Manege  20141028 0318  Heading along Mokhovaya street 
20141028 0320  Trolleybus  20141028 0321  Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts  20141028 0322  Moskovskaya gosudarstvennaya kartinnaya galereya Ilyi Glazunova near the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour  20141028 0325  Metro station Kropotkinskaya 
20141028 0326  Horses in front of the boat..  20141028 0328  ..with Mikhail Aleksandrovich Sholokhov - winner of the 1965 Nobel Prize in Literature. Author of "And Quiet Flows the Don"  20141028 0331  Ministry of Foreign Affairs in background  20141028 0336  On the way to restaurant Barashka 
20141028 0337  Restaurant Barashka with traditional Azerbaijani cousine  20141028 0338  Ordering  20141028 0340  Azerbaijani tea  20141028 0341  Barashka 
20141028 0342  Pleasant environment  20141028 0346  Self-portrait  20141028 0025  Meeting Olga, Jura and Alexandra at restaurant Burgmeister  20141028 0028  Jura took later on our Sacha on adventure underground Moscow city 
20141029 0065  Former home of Natasha in Sokolniki  20141029 0066  Former school of Nikolaj  20141029 0069  Cathedral of Christ the Saviour  20141029 0073  Cathedral of Christ the Saviour from the Patriarchy Bridge 
20141029 0077  The Patriarchy Bridge  20141029 0079  Moscow river with Kremlin in background  20141029 0086  Near the Patriarchy Bridge  20141029 0088  Moscow river and the monument of Peter the Great 
20141029 0091  Near Cathedral of Christ the Saviour  20141029 0094  Chapel of the Reigning Mother of God  20141029 0097  Cathedral of Christ the Saviour from the South  20141029 0099  Monument of Peter the Great 
20141029 0110  Photo Exhibition outside the Central House of Art  20141029 0114  The warmest day, nearly 11  20141029 0120  Interesting statue outside the Central House of Art  20141029 0124  Relaxing in the park outside the Central House of Art and waiting for Dima and Ilona 
20141029 0126  Nice waiting  20141029 0131  Alexander in the sun  20141029 0132  Stefan in the sun  20141029 0133  Natasha in talk 
20141029 0134  Father and son  20141029 0135  And Nina  20141029 0137  Parents  20141029 0144  Someone climbing the Krymski bridge 
20141029 0147  16 lined Zubovskiy Boulevard  20141029 0150  Nice light  20141029 0152  Restauration of the Department of Foreign Affairs  20141029 0153  At favorite pharmacy 
20141029 0155  Memorial of poet Bulat Okudzhava  20141029 0156  Metro station Smolenskaya  20141029 0157  Metro station Smolenskaya  20141029 0158  Metro station Smolenskaya 
20141029 0160  Metro staion Park Pabedu  20141029 0167  Metro staion Park Pabedu  20141029 0169  Latest metro car  20141029 0171  Metro station Delovoy Center 
20141029 0183  New Moscow city  20141029 0184  Still under construction  20141029 0192  Amazing buildings  20141029 0200  Under the Evolution Tower at New Moscow city 
20141029 0201  Again at the perculiar Soviet style Senralniy Pivnoy restaurant (The Central Beer Restaurant)  20141029 0206  Styled as a ministry from Soviet times  20141029 0210  Even the personnel are dressed as back in old times  20141029 0213  Met Masha 
20141029 0218  The superior pea soup again!  20141029 0220  Nice package of souce?  20141029 0221  A good fish course  20141029 0223  The lower department with entertainment 
20141029 0224  Entrance  20141029 0226  From outside  20141029 0230  Saw quite a lot of Bentleys  20141029 0231  Shop by night 
20141029 0232  Nice passage  20141029 0234  Dolce & Gabbana  20141029 0238  Nice illumination  20141029 0240  Nice doorway 
20141029 0241  GUM by night  20141029 0244  The whole street was illuminated  20141029 0245  Entrance  20141029 0250  Kazan Cathedral by night 
20141029 0253  Kremlin spruces  20141029 0255  The red Historical Museum and the Nicoli tower to the left at Red Square  20141029 0256  Red Sqare  20141029 0258  Kremlin 
20141029 0269  The Cathedral of Vasily  20141029 0273  Masha and Natasha  20141029 0281  Four Seasons Hotel at Manezhnaya Square  20141030 0027  The World Heritage Novodevichy Convent - the most famous monastery in Moscow 
20141030 0029  Seeing the New city from the monastery  20141030 0032  Novodevichy Convent  20141030 0034  Walking in the monastery garden  20141030 0035  Exhibition in the monastery 
20141030 0036  Icons  20141030 0037  Restaurant Vatrushka at Bolshaya Nikitskaya St  20141030 0038  Very good desert  20141030 0039  Old home of Natasha (5 to 12 years old). Street Malya Lubjanka 
20141030 0040  In the elevator  20141030 0041  Visited the Old circus..  20141030 0043  ..with Alonka and her mother and Dima and Ilona. The former director and clown Nikulin in the middle  20141030 0047  Very professional performace 
20141030 0051  And nice views  20141030 0062  Metro station Tsvetnoy Boulevard..  20141030 0064  ..where we said goodbye  20141031 0004  Again in the elevator 
20141031 0008  Visting our deer friends Ira and Sergej with son in their nice home in central Moscow  20141031 0010  Ira serving welcome drink..  20141031 0011  ..and Sergej  20141031 0012  Deliscious courses 
20141031 0014  And interesting discussions  20141031 0017  Friends in the inner circle  20141031 0020  Son Sacha, now director at Gasprom Bank, and mother  20141031 0022  Very nice shirt! 
20141101 0002  Sacha checking the liberal news in Moscow Times  20141101 0006  Prepartion of historical military parade in memoriam for battle 1941  20141101 0010  Prepartion of historical military parade in memoriam for battle 1941  20141101 0011  The best restaurant visited so far "Strana kotory net - Country that not exist" 
20141101 0012  Nina with beloved mobile  20141101 0014  Sharing news  20141101 0015  Delicious starter  20141101 0016  And what a dessert! 
20141101 0017  Outside the land that not exist