Now let's set the mood with some Tchaikovsky:
Tchaikovsky 1812 overture
Aeroflot airplanes parked at the gate at the Sheremetyevo Airport.
Russia is twice the length of the USA. It's immense size has left lasting effects on some of histories great conquers. She's said to be unconquerable.
This a memorial leading into the city. It demarks the furthest Hitler's army was able to push east. I know you Russians refer to this point as when you won WWII. There is a bit of controversy here but certainly with Hitler being stretched on two fronts "we" , the allies who were opposing him, defeated him.
This stuff is so good. All of those wonderful veggies blended with fresh herbs and of course garnished with sour cream.
It is a great change from my typical fare. Enjoy some Russian culture, food, and history!