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Old 06-22-2008, 01:19 AM   #31
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Baltika...

Ahhh good old Baltika (beer)...

Brings up memories...

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Old 06-22-2008, 01:43 AM   #32
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Old 06-22-2008, 03:09 AM   #33
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Thank you all!

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You really didn't. It's normal time on Russian border
Nice trip!
Hi Nikola!

If expert says so…

Thank you for your help in planning our trip.

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Hahahahhahaa...mesni dorucak is the breakfast of champions

Di je pasteta i kruh??

Nice pics Damire.

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Bok Johny, mesni je zakon, gle ove ruske konzerve.



Looks bad, but tastes OK!
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Old 06-22-2008, 06:22 AM   #34
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Thank you all!



Hi Nikola!

If expert says so…

Thank you for your help in planning our trip.



Bok Johny, mesni je zakon, gle ove ruske konzerve.



Looks bad, but tastes OK!
Ovi nasi ducani u New Yorku imaju sve te nase konzerve, pastete, marmelade, kraztavce, napolitanke, i moj naj draze, Cokolino
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Old 06-22-2008, 08:32 AM   #35
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Wonderful report. Your pictures really help tell the story of the places you visited.
What contrasts! Truck stops and terrible hotel rooms vs. very moving tableaux on the statues to WWII heroes and then there are the ornate arches and light standards, and attractive parks (and lovely girls!).

How was that beer, by the way, the one in the blue 500ml tins?
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Old 06-22-2008, 11:57 AM   #36
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Wonderful report. Your pictures really help tell the story of the places you visited.
What contrasts! Truck stops and terrible hotel rooms vs. very moving tableaux on the statues to WWII heroes and then there are the ornate arches and light standards, and attractive parks (and lovely girls!).

How was that beer, by the way, the one in the blue 500ml tins?
Thanks!

Baltika beer is OK. It seems to me that Baltika is quite popular brand in Russia.
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Old 06-22-2008, 12:00 PM   #37
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Day six, 05.06.08, Volgograd

Evening before we made sightseeing plan with Vladim. He suggested that we start with Stalingrad Panorama (museum of the battle) and then go on Volga cruise and at the end go to Mamayev Kurgan (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mamayev_Kurgan).

Vladim also arranged us transport for the day, his friend Vladimir will drive us in his Lada for small fee.





Stalingrad Panorama.









































Then it was time for Volga cruise.

















We have lot of pictures from Mamayev Kurgan, so I will try to present them in chronological order in my next post.

To be continued…
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Old 06-22-2008, 12:42 PM   #38
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Mamayev Kurgan

We knew that we will spend lot of time on the hill so Vladim and Vladimir went away. Thanks guys!









































Vasily Chuikov's grave (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vasily_Chuikov).











We took old Lada taxi to go back to our hotel.



It was time for dinner.





This was our only day without riding on the whole trip. Our plan was to take it little bit easier from that day. As many times before things didn’t go as we planned…

To be continued…
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Old 06-22-2008, 01:01 PM   #39
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Very interesting pics Damire.

How do you like the Russian beer??

Not quite as good as Karlovacko or my favorite from Istra, Favorit.
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Old 06-22-2008, 01:19 PM   #40
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Very interesting pics Damire.

How do you like the Russian beer??

Not quite as good as Karlovacko or my favorite from Istra, Favorit.

Thanks Johny!

I am from Karlovac, so Karlovacko is the best in Croatia.

Baltika is fine, this from last picture Sibirskaja Korona had little strange taste, but not bad, just different. Generally Russian beers are OK.
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Old 06-22-2008, 03:00 PM   #41
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Great pictures!! Thank you for this report.
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Old 06-22-2008, 03:20 PM   #42
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nice photos....awesome ride.
"...we Croatians are Slavs like Ukrainians and Russians so we understand each other quite well."
Funny, I thought Croats are Persian.
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Old 06-23-2008, 06:14 AM   #43
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Thanks for the preview! I'll be taking a similar route real soon ... ! Great pics!
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Old 06-23-2008, 06:54 AM   #44
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Hi Pudla,
what's that meal that Kaso cooked for you on first day of the trip? Looks like some kind of pancakes.
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Old 06-23-2008, 10:37 AM   #45
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This brings back alot of great memories. I found Russian museums very interesting. Some allows photos with no flash, some no pictures at all, some only with a permit. There was always someone following us Americans around making sure we were following the rules. They are very proud of their soldiers. I really like Volgograd, thanks for the great pics.
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