Monday, 30 September 2013
Day 2 - Sunday 29th September - Moscow
The Kremlin: For someone born in the 70s the word has such strong connotations of nuclear threat and Stalinist military parades. These days, it's a Moscow's premier tourist attraction akin to The Tower of London, rubbing up against Westminster Abbey and St Paul's. 350 ruble tickets will let you through the metal detectorsand into the heart of Mother Russia. We visited three of the nine (?) gold onion topped Cathedrals in the square and viewed some stunning gold-leafed religious icons and faded frescoes by medieval artists such as Andrei Rublev. 700 rubles gains access to The Armoury in which you'll find incredible collections of silverware, jewellery, swords, armour, thrones, robes and carriages from the collections of the Tsars.