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Moscow University.

An Aeroflot flight brought us from Leningrad to Moscow. Sightseeing in Moscow focused on Red Square and the Kremlin. I'd always waned to see St. Basil's Cathedral since reading about it in a vintage National Geographic magazine. There were also visits to Moscow State Unviersity and to the VDNKh (Exhibition of Achievements of the National Economy). In 1975, the Soviet space exploration exhibits were at the VDNKh. A very interesting item on dislay was a Soviet satellite photo of the Los Angeles basin. Our visit here was just days after the Apollo-Soyuz docking mission and there was much interstest and optimism in American-Russian cooperation in space exploration.

Cultural activity abounded during out stay in Moscow. We attended a performance of the Voronezh Russian Folk Choir in a park. But the big event was seeing Rimsky-Korsakov's opera The Tsar's Bride at the Kremlin Palace of Congreses within the Kremlin. The performance was given by the Novosibirsk Opera on tour. A grand pre-performance buffet dinner was laid out on the top floor of the theatre. There was also a concert at Tchaikovsky Hall, but I recall less about that event than the other two.

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Moscow University.
Moscow University.
Moscow University.
Moscow University.
View from Sparrow Hills (Lenin Hil…
View from Sparrow Hills (Lenin Hi…
Vodovzvodnaya Tower and the Kremli…
Vodovzvodnaya Tower and the Kreml…
Grand Kremlin Palace. Built in 183…
Grand Kremlin Palace. Built in 18…
Taynitskaya Tower and the Kremlin …
Taynitskaya Tower and the Kremlin…
First and Second Nameless Towers a…
First and Second Nameless Towers …
St. Basils Cathedral.
St. Basil's Cathedral.
Red Square.
Red Square.
St. Basils Cathedral.
St. Basil's Cathedral.
GUM (Glávnyj Universáĺnyj Magaz…
GUM (Glávnyj Universáĺnyj Maga…
Spasskaya Tower(1491). The main ga…
Spasskaya Tower(1491). The main g…
Pashkov House, Neoclassical mansio…
Pashkov House, Neoclassical mansi…
Bolshoi Theatre.
Bolshoi Theatre.
State Historical Museum and Corner…
State Historical Museum and Corne…
Mossovet (Moscow City Hall). At le…
Mossovet (Moscow City Hall). At l…
Monument to the Conquerors of Spac…
Monument to the Conquerors of Spa…
Propylaea, main entrance to Exhibi…
Propylaea, main entrance to Exhib…
Program for the Voronezh Russian F…
Program for the Voronezh Russian …
Program for The Tsars Bride.
Program for The Tsar's Bride.
Moscow
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