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St. Petersburg yet again and Novgorod

Feel Free to ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinGoogle+TumblrStumbleUponemail  Today was a day for historical learning.  We learned all about the Siege of Leningrad from 1941-44 by Hilter’s Nazi German army at the memorial located where Russia broke through the blockade.  Over a million people died and the memorial commemorating the events was well-done.   On the inside were candles inside of mortar shells found in St. Petersburg after the  war- 900 candles to signify the 900 days that the siege occurred. Also today in St. Petersburg we saw: The Church of Saviour on Spilled Blood again. I just love looking at this- so gorgeous! Read More

Hermitage + more

Feel Free to ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinGoogle+TumblrStumbleUponemail  Today in St. Petersburg, Russia we did a lot of exploring. First up was the Peter and Paul Fortress and Chapel where all the royals of the Russia are buried. Even Anastasia- sorry to spoil but the fairy tale is not true. The rest of the Romanovs, Catherine the Great, Peter the Great, etc. are here. Peter the Great’s tomb- founder of St. Petersburg Outside: Basically the rules for the Peter and Paul Fortress were: No skiing, No drinking excessively so that you have to hold onto a lightpost, and no jumping off buildings.  Thanks for Read More