Category

Russia

Uncategorized

Russia (Part II): St. Petersburg, the palaces

Peterhof: The opulence, art and culture of Europe enamored Peter I. He built the palaces at Peterhof to rival the French Versailles. After Peter’s death, his daughter, the Empress Elizabeth greatly expanded the palace and the gardens. The gardens are…

Continue reading
Uncategorized

Russia (Part I): St. Petersburg’s Cathedrals

Sts. Peter and Paul Fortress and Cathedral Peter the Great ruled Russia from 1672 until his death, 1725. Peter realized that for Russia to become a great power, it needed a shipping outlet. At the time, Sweden had the most…

Continue reading
Uncategorized

Moscow: The Heart of the City

A cascade of pin-ball like effects took place as the Russian-Ukranian crisis developed earlier this year. One result in particular caught my attention. Russian tourism collapsed. After all, who wants to visit a country at war? Air fare and tour…

Continue reading
Optimization WordPress Plugins & Solutions by W3 EDGE