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Russia: First day

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1. Barcelona Airport
2. St. Petersburg Airport
3. Lennin's statue
4. (?) Cathedral
5. (?) Bell tower
6. Saint Isaak Cathedral
7. Church of Resurrection of Christ
10th Sep 2004, 12:24  

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Alfie says:

wow, you do get about you do!

10th Sep 2004, 12:51

mat says:

Yay! Hello to Russia - I think you're the first person to post from there..

10th Sep 2004, 13:06

molly says:

Hello, Miss Lizzie - loverly pics - I'm kind of surprised there's still a statue of Stalin in Moscow - if that is Moscow. Anyway, have fun!

10th Sep 2004, 15:25

elizzie says:

Hi all!
This pics are from St. Petersburg not from Moscow, and yes there is still a statue os Stalin like you can see.

10th Sep 2004, 18:04

mat says:

St Petersberg used to be Stalingrad, I think. Probably why there's still a statue..

10th Sep 2004, 18:51

molly says:

Yes - in fact I think it was St Petersburg then Stalingrad then St. Petersburg again - but I kind of thought they'd have got rid of it by now.

10th Sep 2004, 20:30

elizzie says:

hehehe! No St. Petersburg was Lenningrad (After change the name of this city 4 or 5 times, now they want to change another time it)...Stalingrad now is called Volgograd.

10th Sep 2004, 21:45

ddt says:

I had a great time reading the comments, so I guess an update from local citizens would be appropriate. The city was originally called St.Petersburg by Peter the Great upon founding in 1703, then was changed to Petrograd (direct tranlation into Russian) during World War I - it was believed that the name sounded too German :-)) After the Soviet Revolution and the death of Lenin, it was renamed into Leningrad, Finally, in early 1990s there was a referendum on changing the name back to the original one. People voted for it, so it's now again St.Petersburg (even if it's completely unpronounceable in Russian ;-))
As for the statue - it's not Stalin, it's Lenin. Actually, you'd have a hard time finding Stalin statue in Russia, but Lenin is a different story...

14th Sep 2004, 21:04

elizzie says:

Really? If I don't remember bad the tour guide said Stalin and then that the people said that he always points at the place that you musn't go. But I think I get mixed up whith the names, terrible mistake!
Thanks for your comment!
Your city is wonderful! Better than Moscow (for me)! I hope come back soon! :-D
By the way...how did you find my MoBlog? Do you have one?
до свидания and спасибо большой!

14th Sep 2004, 21:57

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