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Folkloric performer at 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.

Alexandrovsky Gardens Kremlin Red Square Moscow Russia

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

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

Inside the famous Gum Department Store in Red Square, 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...

Belozersky Monastery in Russia

Click on above photo to view it in large format: The Belozersky Monastery near the small village of Kirillov, Russia, is one of the few that was not destroyed under Communism

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...