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Mystery and modernism in Moscow and St Petersburg

Enchantment in a brashly new and yet historically unique country

13th March, 2016
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St Basil’s Square in Red Square in Moscow Picture: Getty

The driver we have arranged to pick us up from Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport is holding a sign that has quite creatively reimagined the spelling of my name. Brief introductions complete, he makes a beeline for the exit. The cold air hits us instantly, but it’s less biting than I’d been warned to expect. It’s mid-February and Moscow’s winter is finally beginning to wind down.

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