The Apparition of Christ to the People

The Appearance of Christ Before the People

One lazy afternoon in Moscow, the wife, father-in-law and I decided to take a walk down the Malaya Ordynka and later found ourselves at the Tretyakov State Gallery.

Church of the Intercession on the Nerl

Church of the Intercession on the Nerl

Everything is bigger, grander and incredibly imposing in Russia. Anything of importance either reflects the sheer decadence of Tsarist opulence or the Soviet penchant for the grandiose.

Qolşärif Mosque at dusk

Qolşärif Mosque, Kazan, Russia

It’s only when we reached the city of Kazan, our second stop on the Trans Siberian journey, that we were reminded of the Asia in Russia.

Overlooking the Oka & Volga

Overlooking Volga & Oka

A vantage view of Nizhny Novgorod, birth place of Maxim Gorky, a meeting point of the Oka and Volga rivers and the first stop of our Trans-Siberian journey across Russia.

Three Months in Russia

Saint Basil's Cathedral

For the next three months, Russia is our home, our office, our stomping grounds and our chance to explore a new land, culture and perspective.