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The infamous KGB Headquarters at Lubyanka Square. The prison was here.
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The KGB is called the FSB today, the Federal Security Service.
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Dom Soyuzov (House of the Unions). Formerly the location of Communist Party congresses and funerals for high Soviet officials. This is one end of the building. It actually is quite long.
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This building near St. Basil's Cathedral and Red Square is the headquarters of the Central Bank.
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Stalin-era "wedding cake" apartment complex.
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Another "wedding cake" Stalin-era apartment complex.
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Khrushchev-era apartments. "Behind every window is a room."
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The Polytechnical Museum. It, St. Basil's Cathedral, the Cathedral of the Assumption in the Kremlin and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs building are considered to be among the best architectural designs in all of Moscow.
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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (the Russian version of our State Department).
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Entrance to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
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Novinsky Passage, a shopping and restaurant center.
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The Byelorussian Train Station.
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The American Embassy in Moscow.
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Grandma Bert captured this photo from the Kremlin of St. Sophia Church on the Sofiyskaya Embankment along the Moscow River.
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Vasily Ivanovich Surikov, 1848-1916, famous Russian painter of large-scale historical subjects.
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Manas Magnanimous, the subject of the longest literary epic in the world, who may or may not have been a real Kirghiz hero. Click for an excellent article in Wikipedia that provides a lot of information about Manas and the epic.
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Rabindranath Tagore, Bengali poet, novelist and artist who supported Soviet-style Communism.
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The Bolshoy Theater, home of the famous Bolshoy Ballet, seen through Grandma Bert's lens.
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The Russian Army Theater, formerly the Central Theater of the Red Army. It is in the shape of a star and has one of the largest, if not the largest, stages in Europe.
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Grandma Bert got the best photo of the Peter the Great sculpture along the Moscow River on a very gloomy, damp day.
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Church of St. George the Victorius, adjacent to Victory Park. This church probably was the first built after the October Revolution, and that was in 1995. Another photo by your grandmother.
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Looming out of the fog across the Moscow River and reminiscent of when the Soviets "built them blurry" on purpose, situated in Gorkiy Park and now a tourist attraction and, supposedly, a restaurant, is the infamous Buran (snow storm), the Soviet space shuttle. It could take off under its own power for landing approach tests, but it was never launched into space. Designed by Lozino-Lozinskiy, several were built. A number of Web sites discuss it, click here for one of the better ones.
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Your grandparents pose across the Moscow River from the Kremlin on a chilly, foggy day.
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These large structures are over-sized replicas of tank traps. They are located on main roads into Moscow and indicate the closest the Nazis got into the city before the Red Army stopped them.
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