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Re: Moscow, Russia
« Reply #20 on: July 23, 2008, 06:13:43 PM »

I LOVE the church, is it???  With the turrents on top and the colors.  That's what I would love to see if I go to Moscow.  My uncle went to Moscow a couple of years back to cut a deal with the Russians to buy his soy beans he farms here in Arkansas.  He said after every little change of subject in the meetings, everyone would do a shot of vodka.  He got so drunk he puked on the roadside of the car he was in and..............get this..........lost his fasle teeth!!!!
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Re: Moscow, Russia
« Reply #21 on: July 25, 2008, 07:22:57 PM »

Vodka is a lot of fun and troubles too  :)
What about me I don't drink vodka 8)

Saint Basil's Cathedral



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Basil%27s_Cathedral
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moscow

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Re: Moscow, Russia
« Reply #22 on: July 25, 2008, 10:33:52 PM »

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Vodka is a lot of fun and troubles too  :)
What about me I don't drink vodka 8)

Saint Basil's Cathedral



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Basil%27s_Cathedral
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moscow


^^^^^^^That cathedral is beautiful beyond words!!!!!
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Re: Moscow, Russia
« Reply #23 on: July 25, 2008, 10:34:43 PM »

Oh.............and I'm a whiskey and gin drinker with a few beers on the side..................
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Re: Moscow, Russia
« Reply #24 on: July 27, 2008, 07:25:18 PM »

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Vodka is a lot of fun and troubles too  :)
What about me I don't drink vodka 8)

Saint Basil's Cathedral



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Basil%27s_Cathedral
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moscow


I tried vodka once. Never again.  ;D I'm a beer OR wine drinker instead.

The cathedral is very beautiful!!
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Re: Moscow, Russia
« Reply #25 on: July 27, 2008, 11:29:29 PM »

vodka is good in a kamakazee......great pics d.....

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Re: Moscow, Russia
« Reply #26 on: August 22, 2008, 10:58:16 PM »

Oooh, St Basil's Cathedral... beautiful.... 8) :)
Kind of reminds me of "Spas na Krovi" in St Petersburg...
Awesome photos Dmitry! I've only been back to Russia once, and that time we went to St Petersburg (which is where I was born by the way :) ) but I'd love to go back again and visit Moscow too! 8)
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Re: Moscow, Russia
« Reply #27 on: August 26, 2008, 04:02:10 PM »

Octie, come back!  :) I'm sitting here in Moscow and nobody still didn't come to see the city :o

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Re: Moscow, Russia
« Reply #28 on: August 27, 2008, 11:38:20 AM »

St Basil's looks so much like the pictures they put on russian chocolate!!! I remember on russian television (in Israel) "Elit, praznek vkusa!"  ;D . Its beautiful!
I dont think I ever been to Moscow ... St petersburg is beautiful too! I love Peterhoff!  8)
I like vodka, dont drink much of it but I like it. we have a family friend who makes home made lemon vodka... Yum!  :)
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Re: Moscow, Russia
« Reply #29 on: August 30, 2008, 01:31:40 PM »

A bit off-topic, but since vodka is being mentioned quite a bit, and KE just mentioned our friend who makes his own... it reminded me of this film (very educational - shows vodka being made, except illegally ;) ):

mwxR7-2ufzE


Samogonshiki - you know it Dmitry, don't you (grin)
I love those three characters - they are awesome in every movie they're in :)
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Re: Moscow, Russia
« Reply #30 on: August 31, 2008, 06:18:26 AM »

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A bit off-topic, but since vodka is being mentioned quite a bit, and KE just mentioned our friend who makes his own... it reminded me of this film (very educational - shows vodka being made, except illegally ;) ):

mwxR7-2ufzE

Samogonshiki - you know it Dmitry, don't you (grin)
I love those three characters - they are awesome in every movie they're in :)


Yeah, of course I know this movie  ;D
Twice in my life I drank samogon, it is much better than vodka  :)

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Re: Moscow, Russia
« Reply #31 on: March 15, 2012, 03:56:59 PM »

Several years had passed since I moved to Moscow, and now I see Russia's capital not only as a tourist, but also as a resident. Today, dear madams and messieurs, I can not invite you here to see things, which see not only me, but all residents and guests of Moscow. And this is the center of the city:









Source: http://zyalt.livejournal.com/537348.html

What the ... is going on here?!  ;sorry
« Last Edit: March 16, 2012, 07:03:43 AM by Dmitry »
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Re: Moscow, Russia
« Reply #32 on: March 15, 2012, 05:56:20 PM »


Just scrolled through the whole thread and am enthralled with the photos. Thanks so much for sharing them, Dmitry!
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Re: Moscow, Russia
« Reply #33 on: March 16, 2012, 06:59:26 AM »

You're welcome. I post here things that I am really worry about.

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Re: Moscow, Russia
« Reply #34 on: March 16, 2012, 10:26:56 PM »

You're welcome. I post here things that I am really worry about.

You're obviously concerned about the graffiti and litter.  When did that start to be a problem in Moscow?
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Re: Moscow, Russia
« Reply #35 on: March 18, 2012, 06:13:38 AM »

It is not only about graffiti and litter, it is about many things that make the city look like a rubbish heap, look like it is destroying. I didn't see it 4 years ago.

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Re: Moscow, Russia
« Reply #36 on: March 20, 2012, 01:50:43 AM »

That's what I found when we went back to St Petersburg. It is definately NOT the Russia I knew (from parents, stories and movies). The streets were full of drunk people, there was rubbish on the streets, it was dirty and the people on the little buses were so rude! But the tourists places are stil beautiful!

What do Moscow residents think about the situation?
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Re: Moscow, Russia
« Reply #37 on: March 20, 2012, 05:50:30 AM »

That's what I found when we went back to St Petersburg. It is definately NOT the Russia I knew (from parents, stories and movies). The streets were full of drunk people, there was rubbish on the streets, it was dirty and the people on the little buses were so rude! But the tourists places are stil beautiful!

What did you do in Piter (St. Petersburg)? Just tourism? Where are the pictures?  ;)

What do Moscow residents think about the situation?

I'm not sure what they think but it seems to me that most of them just got used to it. At least I don't ever heard any complains from residents of Moscow with whom I work. Few write about the problems on Internet and try to do something. As about me, I live here without registration, which is common thing here, and I just want to leave.

Among other things residents of Moscow can't choose a mayor by themselves. The president decides who will rule the city. And it's all about the money. The same situation in many towns of Russia - residents can't choose a mayor. I think if they could it would me much better for people.

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Re: Moscow, Russia
« Reply #38 on: March 21, 2012, 01:24:44 AM »

What did you do in Piter (St. Petersburg)? Just tourism? Where are the pictures?  ;)
I visited my grandfather and my aunt. First time I saw Russia after leaving it in '90 - so I was also a tourist there at the time. As for pictures, I was there in 2003 and we had no digital camera. All the harcopy photos are in my parents house. I might take a picture of a few when I visit them next

As about me, I live here without registration, which is common thing here, and I just want to leave.
What do you mean you are not registered? Is leaving Moscow hard (financially)?
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« Reply #39 on: March 22, 2012, 06:05:10 AM »

What do you mean you are not registered? Is leaving Moscow hard (financially)?

In Russia, when you live somewhere but not in the place where you were born, you have to be official registered there, you have to have a paper that say that you live or rent an apartment. But here there is no such practice and a person who lease an apartment do not help you to get such paper. It looks like you are living in your home town but you work in another place. I think 90% of the people, who rent and live away from there birthplaces, have no official papers. I read that in America there is not such thing as a registration, we can live wherever you want, but here if you rent you have to go to some state institution, pay some registration fee and get a document; and do it each year.

And about leaving Moscow. Leaving for another town in Russia is not hard, because Moscow so expensive that other cities and towns seems to be OK if we talk about finances. But the life in these towns is not good. I hardly see my future in Russia. Right now I try to leave for Canada.
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