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Cathedral Square at the Kremlin in Moscow

During my Viking River Waterway of the Tsars cruise down the Volga-Baltic Waterway between Moscow and St. Petersburg, I captured these panoramic photos of Russia, showing four of the most iconic...

Each resident has their own food preparation area in the communal kitchen

On any other day, I would have passed by the spartan, crumbling building without a glance. On this day, however, Viking River Cruises had invited me to visit a Kommunalka, a...

Big Konushennaya Street in the historic center of St. Petersburg, Russia

“You’re going to Saint Petersburg? It’s such a beautiful city.” Everyone I knew who had visited Russia’s second largest city shared this sentiment, and after a few days of wandering the...

White Birch trees along the Volga-Baltic Waterway in Russia

Freezing rain splashed off the massive stone walls of Belozersky Monastery, pelted my face, and trickled down my neck. I pulled my hood closer and surveyed the leaden surroundings. On my...

Visit to home of Mikhail and Helen in Uglich, Russia

The language of a country is more than the spoken word. Music, dance, theater, art, history, food, and literature combine with language to weave a tapestry that makes every country I...