Category Archives: Russia

The Winter Palace- St. Petersburg

The Viking Ingvar arrives at its final port early the morning of October 19th and we awaken in St. Petersburg. …  

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Snow in St. Petersburg!

We only have a couple of more days in St. Petersburg. As a young boy, I started reading Russian history …  

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Cruising Up the Volga River

After four days seeing the sights of Moscow (in the cold drizzle), the Viking Ingvar cast off. We were to …  

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Moscow – Hmn, It’s Cold Here!

We arrived in Moscow Tuesday October 10, 2017. It was about 46° F and cloudy – not too bad. Viking …  

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You’re going where? Off to Russia!

When I was a kid, I read Boris Pasternak’s “Doctor Zhivago” and as a young teen “Nicholas and Alexandra: The …  

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