Trekking with Becky

Moscow

Photo Friday: Belorusskaya Stations

Photo Friday: Belorusskaya Stations

Until I make it to Belarus, Moscow’s Belorusskaya (bell-oh-roose-kaya) subway stations are the closest I’m going to get, especially the one on the circle line.  They were named after the nearby Belorusski railway station where you can take a train…

Photo Friday: Mayakovskaya Station

Photo Friday: Mayakovskaya Station

Mayakovskaya is one of the favourites among my colleagues and students.  It isn’t frequented nearly as often as Novoslobodskaya or Komsomolskaya since Mayakovskaya isn’t on the circle line, but even though I haven’t seen all of Moscow’s metro stations yet,…

Photo Friday:  Red Square – Day and Night

Photo Friday: Red Square – Day and Night

You haven’t really been to Moscow if you haven’t made the trek to Red Square. Next to the Kremlin, Red Square is what I believe to be the heart of Moscow, or even the heart of Russia. A post dedicated to…

What I Learned about the Russian Santa Claus

What I Learned about the Russian Santa Claus

Red Square is incredible no matter what time of year you visit.  It’s the best place to give you the I’m really in Moscow feeling, but the other day, I learned a lot about the Russian Santa.  I wouldn’t have…

Photo Friday: Communist Revival?

Photo Friday: Communist Revival?

Seeing symbols of Russia’s communist past is not uncommon in Moscow, such as the Lenin, the communist logo, and the communist star.  They’re everywhere, from Red Square to subway stations across the city including Komsomolskaya, Prospect Mira, and Taganskaya. However,…

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