Tag Archives: Moscow
This past weekend was a whirlwind tour of the biggest, and my new favorite, city in Europe: Moscow. Rather than giving you a full minute-by-minute overview, however, I want to tell my Dunkin’ story.
The Sapsan high speed train was something different and new. In the US we aren’t used to having particularly great public transportation outside of cities. The Sapsan connects St.Petersburg and Moscow, and is a new addition to Russia’s rail system. … Continue reading
During the Cold War there was such a job: a kremlinologist. Because Western scholars did not have access to the inside workings of the Kremlin, they tried to infur the changes in Soviet power by observing the changes in the … Continue reading
On July 3rd we had lunch with Erin Alpert, a WM alum who currently is doing her research in Moscow. Erin graduated from William and Mary in 2007 with a major in Russian Studies. Since then she got her MA … Continue reading
In Moscow we stayed at the hotel Kosmos. It was built by the French for the Moscow Olympics in 1980. The French connection is perhaps the reason why in 2005 Russians erected a monument to Charles de Gaulle in front … Continue reading
Everyone who comes to Moscow takes a picture on the Red Square with St. Basil’s Cathedral in the background. We decided to follow the trend and asked an old man hanging out at the Red Square to take a picture of … Continue reading