“It’s not snowing,” my friend Dasha said as she, our friend Tanya and I walked into Moscow’s Red Square two Thursdays ago, the variegated domes of St. Basil’s Cathedral lit up against the night sky.

I stopped to let the wind, which blew in a few flakes from atop the walls of the Kremlin, beat my face. “Close enough.”

Fantasizing about this scene, which minus the electricity and ice-skating rink blaring Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean” could just as well have played out on the 20th day of January 1617 or 1817, was what had inspired me to make my maiden voyage to Russia in the dead of winter in the first place.


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Source: https://leaveyourdailyhell.com/2017/01/30/should-i-visit-russia/

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