Here are some photos from a trip to Moscow in June 2012.

Donskoy Monastery.

Danilov Monastery.

Some of the famous bells.

Ornate bread.

Golden leaves.

Royal lions.

The two-headed eagle.

Red square sign.

Kazan Cathedral.

State Historical Museum of Russia.

Inside the GUM.

"I've been holding this pillar since 1890, and, boy, is my back tired!"

Yuri Gagarin monument.

Can you recognize this sign ?

A Golden ballerina resting in front of a theater.

Entering the Kremlin.

The coat of arms of the Russian Federation.

Ljudmila in front of the Tsar Cannon.

Who broke the Tsar Bell ?

Door of Assumption Cathedral.

The domes of the Church of Laying Our Lady's Holy Robe.

Iron and flowers.

Ivan the Great Bell Tower.

Dormition Cathedral.

Cathedral of the Annunciation.

Inlaid sarcophagus.

Ljudmila in front of Saint Basil's Cathedral.

Moskva River on a sunny afternoon.

Ljudmila with Kremlin and St. Basil in the background.

Luzhkov bridge, where Muscovites hang locks on metal trees as a symbol of marriage.

Tretyakovskaya Gallery.

Detail of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour.

Gardens behind the Cathedral.

Peter the Great statue.

The main building of Moscow State University.

The library of MSU.

The Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts.

View of the Rostov quay.

Misha Verbitsky on the observation platform overlooking Moscow.

The gardens of Tsaritsyno Park.

A bridge to the main palace.

The main palace in Tsaritsyno.

The main architects of Catherine the Great's estate.

A decorated bridge in Tsaritsyno.

Church of the Ascension, Kolomenskoye.

The main entrance to the All-Russian Exhibition Centre.

Chocolate matryoshkas.

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