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Kirillo Belozerskij Monastery Goritzy

The Kirillo Belozersky Monastery Goritsy (Воскресенский Горицкий монастырь), is the only female monastery (convent) remaining in the Vologda Oblast of Russia. In fact, it is one of the only four remaining monasteries remaining in Vologda. The earliest records of the site date back to … Continue reading

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ГУМ: A Red Square Department Store Phenomenon

Formerly the Russian State Department Store (Государственный универсальный магазин), ГУМ (pronounced “goom”) has been a stately edifice of architectural magnificence since 1893. At night, the edges are lit by hundreds of white bulbs, outlining the major components of the structure. The … Continue reading

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Along the Volga River

Traveling north from Moscow is pretty easy by boat along the many interconnected canals and the Volga River. This is a view of the banks from the boat I took headed up to Kizhi. The sky was a clean deep … Continue reading

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A Tern by Any Other Name

This little fellow was hanging out while I was trecking around Ки́жи (Kizhi). The only easy way there is by boat through Lake Onega, and once there, the place is largely your own unless it is the deep part of summer. … Continue reading

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Pushkin – The Екатерининский дворец details

In the town of Tsarskoye Selo (also known as Pushkin) is the summer palace of Catherine I of Russia. It all began in 1717, but grew rapidly from there to become an expansive sprawling series of interconnected wings and buildings … Continue reading

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