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PHOTO: Interior of St. Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow

Click on above photo to view it in large format: Elaborately decorated interior of St. Basil’s Cathedral, now a museum in Red Square, Moscow, Russia

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PHOTO: Folkloric Music of the Moscow Orchestra

During my Viking River Cruise in Russia, one of the highlights was traditional folkloric music performed by the Moscow Orchestra in Moscow. This great opera singer was absolutely astounding.

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PHOTO: Alexandrovsky Gardens at Night in Moscow

Click on above photo to view it in large format: Fountains of Alexandrovsky Gardens by night, with illuminated Kremlin as a backdrop, just outside of Red Square in Moscow, Russia

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PHOTO: Russian Kremlin from the Moscow River

Click on above photo to view it in large format: For the best view of the beautifully illuminated Russian Kremlin, take a nighttime boat trip down the Moscow River

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PHOTO: Interior of Gum Department Store in Moscow, Russia

Click on above photo to view it in large format: Inside the famous Gum Department Store in Red Square, Moscow, Russia. Even during the worst economic times in Russia, goods could still be found in the store, as long as customers could afford to pay.

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Russian Culture Along the Volga-Baltic Waterway

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 visit unique. Though I always try to delve deeply into local cultures, it can be difficult to have those deep, rich experiences…

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