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Beyond the Blingski
Submitted by mrbidetuk on 2008-02-13 12:08:43 (via www.guardian.co.uk)
As the opening of a $1,000-a-night hotel seals Moscow's reputation as the world's most decadent city, Peter Moore goes in search of remnants of Soviet Russia among all the glitz
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Submitted by pruneaux on 2008-02-25 07:54:06
This article is very subjective view on Russia...
The author was looking only for soviet spirit in modern Russia and, of course, he found it...
This country is so many-sided, and i think it is impossible to found and describe ALL sides of life in Russia after one short visit...
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Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-02-25 10:41:26
Soviet nostalgia... It was really interesting to read an article of the person, who used to visit Moscow in soviet period. I can say nothing about soviet Moscow. Cause I don't remember it. But it was really funny to read that Moscow is a city of 'babushkas'. And the price of the ticket in Moscow metro is cheap. lol (he should compare the price of the metro ticket with the salary of most of the citizens of Moscow and with the salary in other countries). Soviet period is a brand nowadays. And people make business, using soviet symbols. But Moscow is also a modern city. But what can offer modern Moscow to the tourists? Its skyscrapers? Shopping centres? I think, tourist can find it in their own countries. That's why the author points out that Moscow still has the soviet spirit...
Submitted by Anonymous on 2008-02-25 11:03:48
Moscow is a very old and beautiful city. It was founded in 1147. So, tourist can find there buildings of different times and styles. Soviet period was just the one period of the history of Moscow. I was surprised that the author missed the big piece of the history of Moscow - from it's foundation to 1917. He wanted to see only the soviet Moscow, closing eyes on the other periods. There are a lot of historical buildings in the centre part of Moscow. He could visit famous russian museums of art, cathedrals and have a rest in many beautiful parks... But he prefered to visit the Mausoleum. It's his choice. Maybe next time visiting Moscow he will try to see something else...
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Submitted by Foxduck on 2008-02-26 13:21:53
)) Hello to anyone from Moscow
Well what can i say about my City
I love Moscow’s pace and rhythm. It’s a seven-day-a-week, 24-hour type of city that never sleeps.
The typical Muscovite might not be as ‘smiley’ as a westerner but when you get to know them better they are quite open and warm. Another difference is that if someone bumps into you on the street they won’t apologise as they might do in London :)
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