"Sharrie's Russia Kremlin" Top 5 Page for this destination Russia by Sharrie
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the land of the tzars...
the playground of Ivan; the Terrible, the Kalita & the Great!
The land that conquered, terrorized & mystified!
A land until not so long ago was still a superpower!
& today? (Imho, it still is!)
As a visitor, it took a great deal of effort to get the papers ready. More so than many countries.
It took a lot of patience to understand what works in the "world" does not necessary work here.
English does nothing here. Russian rules.
Try asking for a glass of water in English & u know what helpless means.
Notwithstanding, it is a land of beauty, character & evolution.
A must for anyone who wishes to understand the "ism" of this world; communism, socialism, capitalism & globalism!
Facts About Russia
Area: 17,075,200 sq km.
Population: 144.52 million.
National Holiday: Russia Day, 12 June (1990).
GDP Per Capita: US$16,100.
Currency: Russian ruble (RUR) = 100 kopeks.
National Anthem: Patriotiskaya Pesn' (The Patriotic Song)
Country Code: 7
CIA World Factbook: Year 2009
Online Travel Guide: Columbus World Travel Guide
Russia Destination Guide: LonelyPlanet.com
Map: Lonely Planet Map
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Rise of Moscow
1325-1340 : Ivan I - The Kalita (Moneybags)
1462-1505 : Ivan III - The Great
1533-1584 : Ivan IV - The Terrible
1645-1676 : Alexis
1697-1725 : Peter I - The Great
1725-1727 : Catherine I
1727-1730 : Peter II
1762-1796 : Catherine II - The Great
Icons were considered as powerful as the saints they depicted & mostly used for protection during wartime. Content... more travel advice
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