Travel Photography Photos tagged as russian
Russian Jack sign
Russian jack and Sick Friend statue
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Another view of one of the huge 1950s built towers that dominate the Moscow skyline
A Stalin era tower rising like a gothic rocket above the river park
A view of new highrises in the northwest of the city
A huge, kitsch statue of one of Russia's hero's
A huge domed church oon the banks of the Moscow River
The kremlin isn't just high red walls, there are spectacular golden onion domes rising from within the battlements.
There is a severe alcohol problem in Russia. You can buy beer and vodka anywhere, in fact beer apparently isn't even classed as alcohol. You see people walking about with bottles of vodka even in the morning - there are loads of drunks. This lot were partying on a side street off Arbat. Not particularly rowdy but pretty slaughtered nevertheless. I love the grafitteed wall. The new SUV is a typical contrast of modern Russia - rich and poor.
These folks were part of a busking group on Arbat Street, a sad version of Kho San Road (Bangkok) I put money in the hat and received a fierce solidarity fist shake in thanks
I can't really translate this but it is a good example of Soviet-era war art, I think
A symbol of modern Russia. Luxury cars for oligarchs.
This is the courtyard of our Moscow Hostel. The wooden sculptures are buy Nicholai - the archtypal crazy Russian artist. No comment on his art but he was an intersting and animated character to chat with, even in his bad, broken English.
Small Orthodox church next to our hostel, located 20 minutes walk from Red Square.
One of a number of Stalin-built gothic tower blocks dotted around Moscow - strangely creepy and beddecked with Soviet era symbols such as the hammer and sickle.
A great view of 'Fawlty Towers' taken from the busy riverside road. Gum in the background left.
Yet more onion domes - the kremlin is stiff with them
Changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Every hour they change sweaty guards. While the troop highstep it along the path, a another soldier ruthlessly and rudely pushes people, tourist and local alike, well away from the path
Russian war dead number in the tens of millions. This tomb is of an unknown soldier retrieved from the ruins of the siege of Stalingrad. You're never far from a dark and violent history in Russia, it seems.
A statue of a Russian general. I can't remember which one, but obviously a hero.
Look closely at the girl taking the photo. She is typical of the young modern Russian woman - short skirt and impossibly high heels, worn anytime of the day over any type of terrain
Another wackily designed Moscow Church.
Changing the Bogies - the wheel units - is supposedly one of the highlights of the Russian rail experience. Russia and Mongolia use a different rail gauge to the rest of the world, hence the need to raise the carriages, unbolt the wheels and slip a new set under the entire string of carriages. Note: It takes about two hours and you can't use the toilets while work is in progress.
Russian stations are elaborate and important buildings, even in small villages where the population live in less than salubrious dwellings.