I do not know what i was expecting when visiting Russia but due to my age and watching too many old films I was expecting dull grey people wanting to buy my old jeans.
Much to my surprise the peolpe were colourful friendly and the women were the most stunning I have seen. One noticeable fast is the almost complete lack of obesity in Moscow.
Hram Hrista Spasitelja One...
Hram Hrista Spasitelja One church that I visit and that I'd like very much is the Church Of The Saver (I don't know if the english traslation is correct). It's very big and all you see inside is beautiful. In the ground floor there's the church, instead underground you'll find a place like a museum where you'll find the photografic history of the church: This church is very young becouse is only from the 1997 that exists. Now I try to explain you: the church was made from the 1837 to 1883, but after in 1931 it was been destroyed for building a Soviet Palace that never been build. Instead of the Soviet Palace were buided a swimming-pool (the biggest hot-water swimming-pool of the world). In 1997 the church was rebuild like was in the origin for the Moscow 850° anniversary.
Red Square: the architecture...
Red Square: the architecture is astounding and the people-watching is the tops. Red Square is a huge stretch of cobblestoned pavement with most of Moscow's must-see activities within easy walking distance.
Many old flat have a system to open the door totally original.
You do not have the key to open the ground floor.
You find a keyboard with ten numbers from 0 to 9 and you have o push the code in order to open the door.
I have been told that the 3 numbers of the code must be pushed at the same time, so i got worried about my skills in the night afte some drinks, fortunatly after some attempts I found out that you just have to push the 3 numbers quikly, not at the same time.
TRY RUSSIAN BEER
According to various marketing reviews if Russia sustains the current beer consumption or increases it slightly, in 3-4 years time it'll hit the 1st place in the World Beer Consumption chart :)) Now there is a lot of beer brands in Russia. The most widely spread one is (www.baltika.ru) BALTIKA (brewery), which has now 11 beer types - #0 (non-alcoholic), #1 (lager), #3 (classic), #4 (original), #5 (parnasuss), #6 (porter), #7 (export), #8 (white/wheat), #9 (strong) and 2 types of Honey beer. Other brands have more or less the same scope of beer types with slight variations, other brands are: (www.bochkarev.ru/eng/) BOCHKAREV, (http://klinskoe.beer.yandex.ru/) KLINSKOE, (www.bochka.ru/default1.asp) ZOLOTAYA BOCHKA (golden barrel), (www.sokol-ice.ru) SOKOL (falcon), (www.taranov.ru/beer/three_bers.html) TRI MEDVEDYA (three bears), PIT, Dr. Diesel, (www.ochakovo-beer.com) OCHAKOVO, (www.nevskoye.ru) NEVSKOE, (www.tinkoff.ru) TINKOFF (beer and restaurant) and a lot of others, can't remember them all.