"Moscow, Russia" Moscow by Stephen-KarenConn
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I was very fortunate to travel to Moscow in November, 1988. This was in the days of Glasnost and Perestroika, before the fall of Communism. At the time I was a syndicated newspaper columnist and was invited to travel to Russia and the Ukraine with an international group of journalists on a trip sponsored by the World Media Association. We were one of the earlier groups of journalists allowed into the old Soviet Union. My assignment was to write my first hand impressions of religion as and if I discovered it in the USSR. It was to be more of a snapshot rather than a study of religion in Russia.
Since my visit to Moscow, things have changed dramatically in the Russian capitol. As time allows, I hope to dig out and scan more of the photos I took in Moscow and build a few tips for things that have not changed much since my visit.
The article I have posted in the travelogue appeared in many American newspapers in 1988, and also as a chapter in the World Media Association's Book: "Big Ships Turn Slowly: The Soviet Union in Transition."
A very interesting highlight to my trip to Moscow was a visit to the American Embassy. This was during the days of the... more travel advice
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