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Our tour guide Elena Hodak and fearless leader Katie Meyer

Saint Basil's Cathedral at the Kremlin

GUM Department Store is now an upscale mall.

Together with Lenin in a Moscow Metro station.

Victory Day rehearsal in front of the Hermitage museum.

Swan Lake at the Hermitage Ballet.

The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood in Saint Petersburg is built on the site where Tsar Alexander II was assassinated.

The Kremlin

The tomb of Nikita Khrushchev at Novodevichy Cemetery. "I didn't recognize him without his shoe!" (Teresa)

It's not hard to stumble upon remnants of the Soviet Union!

This monument to Peter the Great was voted the tenth ugliest building in the world by Virtual Tourist.

The Romanov family is buried in the crypt of the cathedral at Peter and Paul Fortress in Saint Petersburg.