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Best for Next-to-Last: the People of Russia

Museum attendant, Uglich.
 
Museum attendant, Uglich.

 

My impression of Russian people: stoic, un-smiling, usually would not meet your gaze.

A member of the audience at the Moscow circus. People in St. Petersburg - a young Moscovite couple. People in St. Petersburg - Moscovite couple. People in St. Petersburg - policeman in a church. People in St. Petersburg - sight seer in a church. People in St. Petersburg - pausing for a cigarette break. People in St. Petersburg - selling souvenirs. People in St. Petersburg - out tour bus driver. People in St. Petersburg - our guide in St. Petersburg. Our guide during the whole trip. A very knowledgable person who excelled in describing artifacts and works of art in Moscow. People in St. Petersburg - policeman in the Hermitage. People in St. Petersburg - notice the young man waving to us from a bridge as we passed on our boat tour of the canals of St. Petersburg. The young man ran many kilometers and appeared overhead, waving as passed under many bridges. There he is again. . . . running, running, running . . . . . . almost there . . .. Note the fancy work on the bridge. We saw similar adornments on a bridge in Paris, imitating the bridges in Russia. . . . puff, puff, rosey cheeks and all . . . he made it, smiling. Men talking along the banks of a canal in St. Petesburg. . . . gotta make it to the next bridge . . . . . . run, run . . . There he is again. Note also the wedding couple passing to his right. . . . puff, puff, smile. Face flushed, done. We are back and docked now. The young man got several "tips" for his efforts. People in St. Petersburg - hanging out near our boat. Several people in Russia decried the now easily available beer and its undesirable effect on youth. Our guide, dressed for a reception. People - Kizhi Island: Karina was a bit "showy." People - Kizhi Island - managing wares in a shop. Fisherman on the Volga. People - Goritsy Our guide from the boat describing scenes in Yaroslavl. Our Yaroslavl guide - he looks like Lenin reincarnate! Shopper in Yaraslavl. Youth in Yaraslavl - more beer. People - Yaraslavl - these young people had fun having their picture taken. Museum attendant, Uglich. Marvelous singers in Uglich. (They offered the opportunity to purchase a CD of their music.) Vendors in front of the university in Moscow. Vendor in front of the university in Moscow - the lady appears to be bashful about having her picture taken. Students hanging out in front of the university in Moscow. People enjoying a park in Moscow. Fisherman in park. People in park. Lady with baby in park in Moscow. Painter selling his work in Moscow park. Moscow beggar woman. On patrol in the Moscow subway. Young ladies in Moscow. Moscow tour bus driver. Tour boat crew men. Tour boat crew men enjoy having their picture taken. Tour boat crew men. Member of crew of the boat on which we sailed. Tour boat crew man. The fellow who is lane-splitting in the wheel chair, passed our bus TWICE! (Like I said, traffic congestion was terrible. Directing traffic in the Kremlin. Guard near entrance to the Kremlin. Smoker near Gym department store.
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