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Bulletin No. 11 (1897)
Taylor, F. W.
Russia, pp. 150-153 PDF (1.1 MB)
F- . -, 151 ZUSSIA dchription, .nd stating that your are miles from there to MoScow, and then a citizen of the United State. All to you are in another country, and you Whom Thee Presents Come," are re-know it, Things are more oriental; quested to grant free entry to the you see women in all kinds of bright bearer, and to extend any proper aid colors, and many things entirely dif- This is not necessary in most of the ferent from anything that you have countries of Europe, but it is required ever seen before The Byzantine style in Russia and it must be properly of architecture prevails, and you ee ,is~ed beside. You must go to the dozens of magnificent churches. The Russian Consul at Washington or at Russians have a way of saying that in Berlin and have them put something Moscow there are forty times forty on the back for which you pay two churches, but though there are really dollars and twenty-five cents. These not so many there are really a vat are the words: "The bearer, Mr. So- number of them. and-So, has been recommended to me as a person proper to travel in Bus- The Capital City. sia." Z Mso sprap h otitr Thus fortified, you start out. After oscow is perhaps the most inters having crossed Germany yoU come to eating single city in Russia, although the place of entry, and alight in a there are other places which are older, large room; a sentry or a gen d'arme, but taking the great Kremlin, with all stands there and says, gPassport"it contains, and the old palaces and and you hand him your passport. He towers, there are more things of in- looks over it to see that your vis6 is terest than in any one city in the all right, and it is handed back with great empire. The word "Kremlin" a few words in Russian to which you means, in its strictest ense, fort say "Yes." Your baggage is then es- rems, but it is really a part of the city minied, and that is all there is to get- enclosed within walls which were ting into Russia. fortified in order that there might be UPetersburussia . protection against the Tartars, who at. Petbrg were continually coming in upon Bua I will papa over the experiences of sia from the east. There are several the first few days, because at St. Pe- Kremlins, one in Moscow, one in KReif, tesburg begins the real traveling in one in Nijni Novgorod, and various Russia. This is a modern city, only others. The old Kremlin in Moscow about 250 years old, founded by Peter consins about forty acres and within tae Great. I drove to the hoteL I' its walls are a number of churches didn't know how much to pay the and palaces, some of the churche a driver, but walked into the hotel and thousand years old; here is the id, "Is there anybody here that church where the Tsar goes to be saipks English?" The porter an- crowned. You remember the great swered that he did, and I told him to coronation scene last June where pay the man ind charge it on my bill. three thousand people were trampled He paid about a quarter what I to death. Within this Kremlin also would have been asked. I could tell stand other churches and a great you much more about St. Petersburg, tower, the Ivan tower, which is about but we must not linger there because two hundred feet high Another ol- it is not a characteristic Russian city,. ject of great interest is an immense although it is a wonderful city in the cannon which has a diameter of al- mount of magnifcent building tha most three feet. There are hundreds has been done there in the last hun- Of guns there which were gathered up dred year It is four or five hundred after Napoleon had srted on hi r et I WYNWFF--:7- r-Mb7W) 11L - . - Ii
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