By Charles McKelvy
(Saint Petersburg, Russia) I was given a day to enjoy the city that Peter built in October 2007, and I had only a pocketful of rubles with which to do it. 458 more words
This is a spectacular panoramic view, from the website 360cities.net, of the 18th century Russian frigate Shtandart taking a cruise in the Gulf of Finland. Well, actually the ship is a reconstruction built in the 1990s, but it’s an exact replica of the original ship, excepting the various safety features that modern laws require in order for it to carry passengers. 165 more words
‘Power may belong to you, the workers, but the potatoes are ours.’
Some food for thought from a Russian peasant in 1921, during the Russian Civil War and the time of War Communism.