My travels to Russia in 2014 – part 3
For my next day in Moscow, I was going to so some sightseeing inside the Kremlin. The Kremlin is just to the west of the Red Square. The complex serves as the official residence of the President of the Russian Federation. The Kremlin together with the Red Square is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Within the walls of the Kremlin are five palaces and four cathedrals.
Cathedral Square is the heart of the Kremlin.
The square is surrounded by six buildings, including three cathedrals.
The Ivan the Great Bell Tower with a height of 81 metres (266 ft). The bell tower today contains 22 bells. Until the Russian Revolution, it was the tallest structure in Moscow, as construction of buildings taller than that was forbidden.
The largest bell in the world, the Great Uspensky Bell, or the Tsar Bell, stands at the foot of the Ivan the Great Bell Tower.
It weighs 65.5 tons
My next scheduled meeting with president Putin at the peace talks went well. After giving Putin my auntie’s homemade cookies he began to open up in our discussions on peace. He said he might pull troops out of the Crimea if in exchange we can swop the Crimea in exchange for part of the UK! So that had me thinking what part of the UK do I trade for in exchange for the Crimea…. mmm…. maybe the Shetlands? I will have to phone the prime minister tonight.
After the meeting, Putin decided to take me to MacDonalds for dinner.
In 1988 McDonalds got permission from the Communist Party of Soviet Union to open its first restaurant in Soviet Russia and so in 1990 the first MacDonnalds opened up.
People from all over Russia wanted to visit this “pearl of the capitalism” so there were literary a mile long line of the visitors to this place.
Mind, the beefburgers doesn’t taste any better here than it does in the Western world.
To be continued….
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