Saturday, November 10, 2007

Day Opening - November 10

Winter Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia

1 comment:

sincerae said...

One of the homes of Tsar Nicholas and Tsarina Alexandra, a decent and tragic couple whose shortsightedness had so many tragic consequences for Russia. I first read their story when I was in the 6th grade.

One person I worked with when I was in Istanbul was a Russian citizen of Ukrainian and Serbian parentage. He said that at least the Romanovs had class and learning about them. Ever since their fall he said that Russia has been a mess ruled by peasants and drunk soldiers. He despises Putin.

Russia, another country like Turkey who is a mixture of the west and the orient. Both are an enigma.