Perhaps, to many, that is indeed the way it was. However, our guide with Viking River Cruises, a wonderful Russian lady named Galina, said she had been working as a tour guide since 1952 and never thought she had a bad life in the former Soviet Union.
So, there are two sides to every story, and far be it from me to attempt to go into the where and why of Perestroika or any part of Russian history. I can, however, say I saw the outside of the Kremlin this summer, and it isn't scary at all. I've seen far less prepossessing buildings in Canada, the US, and Britain.
|Kremlin in black and white might look a little like a penitentiary.|
|Kremlin in color is a deep yellow, surrounded by a clean red brick wall.|
|Driving through Moscow in black and white might seem a dismal sight.|
|Driving through Moscow in color, you can see a Coca Cola sign in the distance.|
|It's so much like Paris—everywhere you look, couples are kissing!|
© Photos by Kay Davies and Richard Schear
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