Friday, June 30, 2006

BACK IN MOSCOW - JUNE 1977

TO SEE MAYA PLISETSKAIA AT THE 6,000-SEATER AUDITORIUM OF THE PALACE OF CONGRESSES


"UNIVERSITY - this time with no rain"


"THE STADIUM - Lenin Stadium, inaugurated in 1956, was going to be the main venue for the 1980 Summer Olympics. Completely renovated between 1995 and 1997 (see photo at Blogtrotter), is now named Luzhniki Stadium"



"SUNNY RED SQUARE"


"ST.BASIL'S CATHEDRAL and KREMLIN'S TOWER - looking much better under the sun"


"HOTEL RUSSIA - La place Rouge était vide, Il avait des cheveux blonds, notre guide... Galia..."



"KALININA PROSPEKT - Before heading to the airport"

8 comments:

Priyank said...

Oh wow, strange to find a post on your blog that doesn't have a comment! Guess what, I am going to Russia next week. You look so funny in that 70's styles!

Trotter said...

Priyank,
Thanks! The 70s and 80s blog is not so visited, though it has some incredible pictures...
Have some more recent pics of Moscow on Blogtotter!

Ron said...

I finally made it to your USSR pictures. Red Square is one awesome building. I would love to visit there, but I am a little worried about it.

Trotter said...

Ron,
Don't worry, be happy... ;)
It's an incredible place to visit!!

A Lady's Life said...

We had an interesting experience once there. They stole the underwear from your suitcase and at the restaurant they gave you this great menu but anything you ordered, they did not have, so then you had to ask, well what do you have and they said Chicken Kiev. So that is what every one ate.plus the vodka lol We felt so sorry for the people at that time. So if we ever packed a suitcase, we packed things for people to steal.They had no where to buy stuff.Of course now its all different.lol

Trotter said...

Lady,
We were entitled one bottle of wine per table at the hotel; one day we wanted to buy a second one... no way! But we had caviar at breakfast time... ;)
Now it's different, but some simply don't have the money to buy the stuff is there for sale... !?

Chuckeroon said...

Trotter...are you following me or am I following you? Hmmmm.....how very appropriate for Minsk, Leningrad and Moscow. We must start swapping "How I was arrested and where they kept me" stories. But then you always had the Missus to bail you out.

Trotter said...

Stuart,
Who's following who? Looks like where is Wally? ;))