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Traveling to Russia | Visiting Moscow and the new parliament of Georgia

When the term ‘underground’ is coined it refers to art, I do not think we thought literally, underground, but that Moscow is certainly the most beautiful in the world, in addition to being one of the largest ( we did think about that). It is also the best way to get around the city and not only have I said that, as you know, I love the “alternative” vehicles but the following fact I love the most: trains chasing one every 90 seconds at an average speed of over 40 km an hours. Moscow is one of the most expensive cities in the world and if you are traveling there for a weekend check well because you can find great apartments in Moscow via search engines.

Russian gallery of art

Russian gallery of art

Over 11 circular and radial lines, hundreds of stations individually tracing the history and trends in the arts of this great country, so that from Sportivnaja is available on the Museum of the history of the station, providing a  comprehensive overview on the underground railroad.

The first part was solemnly opened in 1935 and still connects with Sokol’niki Komsomol, which was presented at the Universal Exhibition in Brussels in 52, in the middle of the Stalin period. This station is an excellent example of Russian gigantism, with mosaics depicting old leaders and decorations for capitals and ceilings that combine the hammer and sickle to the corn ears and the symbol of the work of the people.

The new Parliament of Georgia

The city of Kutaisi probably, most likely, is not among the most popular tourist destinations. This is the second urban reality of Georgia, after the capital Tbilisi. And from the first to the second city of the country has moved the National Parliament, which left the old Palace of the Soviets to arrive in the new location in the picture.

New parliament

New parliament

It is a very extravagant structure and definitely very modern: it seems his head was buried in the sand by an astronaut. It reflects as a cross between the hangars of Star Wars, the indoor and the glass bubbles that symbolize the transparency of the institutions. The new palace was built not by chance in the same area where there was, until 2009, the memorial to Soviet soldiers who died during the Second World War. As fate would have it, however, the president then in office – rather hostile towards Russia – has recently lost the elections in favor of another politician, said to be politically very close to Moscow (so maybe the memorial will rebuild it ..).

Going back to Kutaisi, the town has much to offer, in addition to the new Parliament in space. It would be one of the oldest cities in the world, the capital of several kingdoms over the centuries, rich in historical sites and interesting remains. Among these, the Gelati Monastery which is a UNESCO protected building dating back to the golden age lived in the Middle Ages this area, completely surrounded by walls decorated with mosaics and frescoes.

Photos: Wikipedia Commons

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