The Apparition of Christ to 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.

The Apparition of Christ to the People

The Bell Tower of the Church of Boris and Gleb (Kideksha)

We biked our way from Suzdal, a pretty Russian village to another village called Kideksha, to take a look at a 900-year-old Church, one of the oldest in Russia. Here’s a glimpse of what we saw on that beautiful sunny day.

The Bell Tower of the Church of Boris and Gleb (Kideksha)

Journeying on the 100-year-old Trans Siberian Railways

This month, the Trans-Siberian railway route celebrates 100 years of its existence and we got a chance to be a part of its century-old story.

Journeying on the 100-year-old Trans Siberian Railways

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.

Church of the Intercession on the Nerl

The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

The not-so-often seen side of The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, also known as The Church Resurrection of Christ.

The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

Qolşärif Mosque at dusk

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.

Qolşärif Mosque at dusk

Overlooking the Oka & Volga

Here is a photograph from our first stop - Nizhny Novgorod. Birth place of the famous writer Maxim Gorky, and a meeting point of the Oka and Volga rivers.

Overlooking the Oka & Volga

How the World's largest swimming pool turned into the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour

The Cathedral has a long, troubled and fascinating past that dates all the way back to the 19th century. A story as complex as the history of Russia itself.

How the World's largest swimming pool turned into the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour

Three Months in Russia

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.

Three Months in Russia