keskiviikko 28. elokuuta 2013

St. Petersburg and Moscow, Russia

St. Petersburg

Received on: 20 Jul, 2013
Distance: 1,216 km (756 miles)
Travel time: 31 days

Katya lives near Moscow and she picked her card from my favourite list, a card of Emperor Nicholas II,  Empress Alexandra Feodorovna and children Grand duchesses Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia and Tsesarevich Alexis.
OTMA in the card was the autograph of Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia. As OTMA, they jointly gave gifts and signed their correspondence.

Received on: 17 Jul, 2013
Distance: 2,106 km (1,309 miles)
Travel time: 31 days
Emperor Nicholas II and his family members in front of Winter Palace in 1906.

Julia is a student from Ufa but now she lives in St. Petersburg and she likes her town very much because it has wonderful museums, parks, roofs it is just amazing.

Received on: 6 Aug, 2013
Distance: 520 km (323 miles)
Travel time: 15 days
Lubyanka Square and Chapel of St. Panteleimon.

Olga sent this old card of Lubyanka square which is better known for former KGB- building.

Received on: 8 May, 2013
Distance: 1,155 km (718 miles)
Travel time: 16 days
Kremlin,  late 19th  and early  20th century

Alina Lives in Moscow and she sent this old view card of Kremlin.
Kremlin, is a historic fortified complex at the heart of Moscow.
Over the centuries, the Kremlin had become the center of Russian state, political and spiritual life. By the late 19th - early 20th century Kremlin was a shining monument to Russia’s history, statehood and culture, and the symbol of Moscow as the first capital of the Russian empire.

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