|The entrance to the Kremlin|
After all the press coverage of Moscow during the Soviet era, I had no idea what to expect from the Kremlin. The word kremlin means fortress. Inside the walls of the Kremlin are all kinds of buildings. There are weapons storage and museums, the Armoury and the Arsenal; a modern building built by Kruschev which is now a major concert hall with excellent acoustics.
The President has his office in this building.
|The Bell Tower in Cathedral Square|
|The cathedral where Russian Tsars were crowned|
We spent about 3 hours exploring the Kremlin with our Russian guide Elena whose knowledge of Russian history was fantastic, and whose command of Enlglish was excellent.
After our tour we had a few hours to spare, had lunch, located the ugliest shopping centre toilet I have ever seen.
|Jenny and Joy outside one of Moscow's less lovely amenities|
This is the end of our 2 days in Moscow. Next Novgorod, one of Russia's oldest cities, by overnight train.