|From my hotel -- the Mozhaisky -- I had to take both a bus
and the subway to get to the center of Moscow. It was a little difficult
figuring out where I was by the subway map. The city was in the
process of re-naming subway stations, and the map was too old.
I managed to find the Kremlin and began my Moscow adventure there.
I made a quick visit to Lenin's Tomb. You get the feeling that this is pretty much of a has-been place. A meager crowd waiting to go through.
|Red Square is large, though smaller than Tiananmen in Beijing. The Kremlin is directly behind the mausoleum, and to the left is a large church. On the next block is the GUM department store.|
|I wish I would have stayed at the Intourist Hotel just a few blocks from the Kremlin. I could have spent a lot more time seeing things. The Mozhaisky Hotel was miles out of town. Note that the Intourist has a casino. From what I read about Russian salaries, I don't think Boris Yeltsin could afford to stay at the Intourist.|