Allow yourself to be surprised by Russia as you endlessly cross pristine landscapes, interrupted only by extravagant and imaginative buildings like those of the Kremlin.
You will discover that the prevailing shade is not the white of the snow, but a colourful world of picturesque characters, sunflowers, Matryoshkas and Faberge treasures.
Along the Neva River
Dance upon the frozen channels of the Neva River
and get lost amongst the Nevsky Prospect markets.
Come across Babushkas and bears on a leash,
Cossacks and Bolshoi dancers,
and admire the glittering columns of the Winter Palace,
hidden in the shadow of lamps that flicker upon dark icy corners.
The icy wind blows from the Gulf of Finland
and the heavy tone of a Vodka drinker’s voice
echoes through the night.
Warm tapestries envelop you
epitomising a world that was wiped out,
overwhelmed by a multitude of architectural details,
and extended gates that separate you
from characters, tales and sounds:
everything becomes precious
to create new combinations and new stories.