I and 15 other college graduates packed our suitcases and flew, literally, to Moscow with the Russian airline Aeroflot.
We stayed in Moscow several days, at the Ukraina Hotel, visited all the museums in the city, went to the Bolshoi Ballet. toured the city and in general, had a ball. Then we were taken by train to Leningrad (now St. Petersburg). We visited the palace of Peter the Great, Catherine's Palace, the fabulous Hermitage Museum, the Neva River and the famous Avrora ship.
After a few days we again took the train, this time to Kiev, in the Ukraine, and then on to Sochi, the popular summer resort city of Russian leaders. That's where they had (have) their dachas, summer houses.
Here are some pictures from this memorable trip:
The Hermitage Museum in Leningrad
On the AVRORA ship, which is now a museum. This ship survived the Russian-Japanese War.
The Moskva River. Moscow.
On the train from Kiev (Ukraine) to Sochi, on the Black Sea.
The Neva River in Leningrad.
The Palace of Tsar Peter the Great of Russia.
The Winter Palace of Tsar Peter the Great.