Those who were born in Moscow in Soviet era will remember that the long distance travel trains were chosen to the planes.

With time open plan berth sleepers with the smell of old linoleum in the corridor, oily car chambers, tea cup holders and the sound of wheels, eventually gave birth to the desire to make a trip on the longest railway in the world. The Trans-Mongolian journey began in Moscow.

At the first opportunity I ran to the Red Square to visit the leader. The leader was still there.

Lenin Mausoleum.

And the Kremlin is still red, in fact it should be repainted back to white.

Kremlin’s tower.

On the spot where Boris Nemtsov was murdered, flowers are being changed by a woman with an inscription on her back “Want to be President of Russia B. E. Z.”

Woman preparing flowers.
People getting in to the subway.
Girl with the golden curly hair on the platform.

The “Luzhniki” Olympic Complex was built in 1956 in 450 days for the Spartakiad – Soviet version of the Olympics – when the USSR boycotted the Olympics.

The “Luzhniki” Olympic Complex.
The “Luzhniki” Olympic Complex.
Monument of the footballer.
The “Luzhniki” Olympic Complex Ice Arena.
The “Luzhniki” Olympic Complex Ice Arena.

The cult of victory has fanned in recent years, attracting more cattle to stick striped ribbons anywhere, from bumper cars to women’s bras. Historically, a striped ribbon with a medal “For Courage” was granted to the St. George’s Cross Cavaliers. During the First World War St. George wore ribbons on top of their overcoats which was practical, as to make an additional set of awards to be worn on top of clothing would have been unaffordable for some. Anyone who did not deserve the award could envy them quietly. Today every person can buy a ribbon and stick it where he pleases.

Couple holding hands and walking down the bride; girl have stripped ribbon on her backpack.
Chocolatier is open 24h.
Moscow skyline at night.
Moscow skyline at night.
Getting out from the underground.
Ticket machines.