- I have been to Russia once, in September 2017. I wanted to soak in the atmosphere, and see if it matches to some extent to the image I had created after reading Russian books in my childhood.
The visit was very enjoyable and rewarding. The sense of history and progress was palpable in both Moscow and St. Petersburg. Visiting Russian State Library and Russian State Children's Library, exploring the Museum of Cosmonautics, visiting the Red Square and the Winter Palace, book-hunting at Dom Kniga, trying out traditional Russian food and drinks, travelling on the Metro and bus and interacting with fellow passengers in my rudimentary Russian – it was a fantastic experience.