Khramy – Places of Worship and Museums

Everywhere you go in Russia, there are khramy.  In Russian, this word means “place of worship” and is differentiated from the word for church or cathedral because one khram can contain multiple chapels or churches, as St. Basil’s on Red Square does.  Many have onion domes and bell towers to distinguish them, others are behind […]

Russia by Train

Our first day in Moscow, we all went on a tour of the city’s subway system and I remember looking around at it and reminiscing on the ease of waiting outside of Willis for a Northfield Lines bus to the Minneapolis – Saint Paul airport. I’d spent time in cities before this, but never enough […]