From Russia, with love

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by MadRider777, Jun 5, 2017.

  1. MadRider777

    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    There are two sides to this coin.
    On the one hand, people have a negative attitude towards American politicians since the introduction of economic sanctions and the Ukrainian conflict. Several years ago we had a lot of cars with such stickers:

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    This is a dirty word about Barack Obama.

    On the other hand, Russian people are very friendly and don't associate ordinary people with governments. All my fellow travelers were happy with the communication in Russia.

    Especially for you - the Titanic theme on the button accordion. Don't be afraid of harsh faces, the kind Russian soul is still alive :-)

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  2. popscycle

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    All's well. We don't like our politicians either. :D
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  3. MadRider777

    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    Snowy day from the window of the commuter train

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    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    Casual pictures aren't that pretty every day, but this elegant snow can decorate anything.

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    Interesting sample of streetart

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    And my bike ready to be assembled

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  5. MadRider777

    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    Non-touristic photos of Moscow, small auto market

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    And an interesting sticker in subway

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    This is about the protection of Covid, left image is WRONG and right is RIGHT :-)

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    But I've got an association with some good-known images :-)

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  6. MadRider777

    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    Some casual photos

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    And the moment of oldschool technical estetics while mounting the hydraulic clutch from other bike

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    This thing already looks like a motorcycle

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  7. MadRider777

    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    Spring are trying to fight with Winter. Without much success so far. Casual photos of Sokolniki Park.

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    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    Spring is here finally. Sunday walking near Moscow University.

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    Awesome photos as always, thanks for sharing!
    A little unusual to see MGU without couples making wedding photos, guess it's still too early? :-)
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    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    Economical situation isn't very good and we have Great Lent now. So not the right time...
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    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    Great weather in Moscow and it's hard to keep from walking. My motoseason isn't open, I'm waiting for warm roads of May as always

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    Nice lifehack for people who love Mercedes but can't afford it :-)

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    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    Spring is in Moscow now

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    We have Orthodox Easter today. And this red egg is a symbol of the Maria Magdalene's gift to Emperor Tiberius as a sign of the Resurrection.

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    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    Today is Victory Day, the memory of all fighters against fascism

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    Beautiful architecture and wide open spaces.
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    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    First ride this season

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    Some contrasts of suburban architecture

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    And beautiful monastery

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    Very pretty!
    I'm impressed with the monasteries and churches. I've never been to Russia, but for some reason I thought the communists had destroyed most all religious things there.
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    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    You're right. There were only about 15 monasteries in the whole USSR. Lots of churches have been built and reconstructed in recent decades.
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    Great stuff MadRider - thanks for giving us a glimpse of things over in your neck of the woods. Nice to see another brick on the road.
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  19. MadRider777

    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    Pleasant weather and another weekend ride

    The first aim is a museum of T-34 tank, the main tank of the Soviet army in the battle against nazies.

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    It was cheap and simple compared to German ones and became one of important arguments in WWII. Its inventor fell seriously ill during the lengthy technical test and died, while continuing the work on this machine. Such enthusiasts didn't commit themselves to protect the world from fascism.

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    Another point is a recreational area near Moscow

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    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    Some casual moments of beauty

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    And another sunny day near the water

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