One of Russia’s greatest treasures rediscovered? The Amber Room


The loss of the “The Amber Room” has been a great mystery up until the present. But in the very new future it’s a possibility that it may resurface as a result of  some very good detective work done by 57-year-old Herr Gluba and Gunter Richter, now 80. These two men have been on the  … More One of Russia’s greatest treasures rediscovered? The Amber Room

Will this be the greenist “Skyscraper ” in the world


After a failed start as the Okhta Center the Gazprom tower in the newest project renamed the “Lakhta Center” has been given approval to be built in the city of St. Petersburg, Russia. This beautiful historic city will soon be home to the tallest Skyscraper in Europe. The failed project was to be build in … More Will this be the greenist “Skyscraper ” in the world

Ten most Beautiful Bridges of St. Petersburg


Lomonosov Bridge Named after the great Russian polymath Mikhail Lomonosov, whose advances in chemistry, mathematics, linguistics and literature made him a kind of one-man Russian Enlightenment during the reigns of Empresses Elizabeth and Catherine the Great, this beautiful stone bridge crosses the Fontanka River about 300m south of Nevsky Prospekt. Dating from the late 18th … More Ten most Beautiful Bridges of St. Petersburg

The Most Beautiful “Lakes” of Russia


No. 10 – Lake Kucherla Lake Kucherla іs located іn the Altai Mountains аnd Katun Nature Reserve оf Siberia. Together wіth Lake Teletskoye, Belukha Mountain аnd the Ukok Plateau іt belongs tо а natural UNESCO World Heritage Site entitled “Golden Mountains оf Altai”. No. 9 – Lake Teletskoye Lake Teletskoye іs the largest lake іn … More The Most Beautiful “Lakes” of Russia

Ten things Russians want you to know about real life in Russia.


1. Underground Passages – where you cross the street without stoplights or the dangers of traffic. Most of them are lined with kiosks selling flowers, food, shoes, tickets to cultural shows, books, and other necessities. These “переходи” are especially useful during the brutal winters. Some are simple passageways, others are grand labyrinthine shopping malls. The … More Ten things Russians want you to know about real life in Russia.

Suzdal, Russia


Each church is a little different. This one had it’s little green domes, I do remember trying to determine if this was the best place to capture this shot. What do you think?

Hello world!


Hello Everybody, I’ve started this blog to let everyone know what we are doing while we are in Russia. It is my hope to share with you our experiences, travels, hopes, dreams, hardships, and life in general here. I’ve been here in Russia know for the last several months getting settled in to my new … More Hello world!