Suzdal, Russia

  Suzdal is an extremely picturesque village located a few hours train ride away from Moscow and is the crowning glory of the “Golden Ring” comprising of the ancient towns around Moscow. The main attraction of Suzdal for me was that it didn’t seem to be too popular with Western or non-Russian tourists, who seem…

From Russia, with love…

I am starting my Russia series with a phrase not too liked by me – “From Russia, with love” – a phrase repeated often on a Mumbai radio channel by an Indian imitating a Russian accent while speaking in Hindi. Doesn’t sound too exciting, but couldn’t be more apt. You will soon realise why. My…