A true Russian epic: Following in the footsteps of Dr Zhivago during an atmospheric winter is sheer romance



My goodness, Russia is complicated. In Red Square, one side houses Lenin's granite tomb, built in 1929, while opposite is GUM, a glitzy shopping centre that's a triumph of capitalist excess.
And although President Putin and his megalomaniacal power is scary, I feel safer wandering back to my hotel in central Moscow than I do in London's West End.
Probably what I admire most is how deeply Russians revere literature. Because so much of it was banned under Stalin's reign of terror, there remains a deep respect for the written word. The great Russian writers are considered demi-gods by their... read more

 
1 October 2016 in Travel, Views: 30
Source: Daily Mail
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