1982. A week in April, cold but at least it didn't snow. The brochure said that our hotel (the Cosmos, built for the Moscow Olympics)
was next door to the Park of Economic Achievements, gosh were we excited (not)! We should have been. Far from being the propagandist thing we thought it would be, it was great. Like a huge Theme Park. The World's first surround cinema, a full size mock up of the Soyuz spacecraft and enough other stuff to make us go back several times. Cost about 5p. to get in! Went out on the metro, MAGNIFICENT, and again about 5p. to go anywhere. Our group had our own courier (KGB?) and coach but, as a lot of the group were visiting people (eg. at the University), sometimes we were four in a 42 seater. Saw the Moscow State Circus (brilliant) but couldn't get tickets to the Bolshoi. A fascinating experience - I often wonder what it's like now in "free" Russia.
Photos below are 1982. Click
here to see the 2007 Cruise photos.
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