|Russia was full of surprises. The old GUM department store, about whose shortages we used to hear so much, is now an upscale shopping mall with something for everyone (above). Below, left, shoppers pause for refreshments, while below, right, the exterior still says GUM in the letters of the Russian alphabet.|
The Cathedral of the Intercession of the Virgin by the Moat.
Viking River Cruises, was of the wonderful Moscow Metro system, where such works of art are seen at every station on the line. © Richard Schear photos
|Red Square, above, is being set up for a military band display, so there was little action besides workmen, while all's quiet at the Kremlin, right.|
Mrs. Nesbitt's memorable meme, hosted by her talented team.
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