|Our first day in Moskau was fabulous. We took the Metro into the center of town. From there, we walked along a very, very busy street, had a quite bathroom stop at - wait for it - MacDonald"s (free), and then on to Red Square. This has to be the most famous square in the world. This is where you really feel as though you are in Russia. It is about 70,000 sq meters, bordered by the Kremlin wall, St Basil's cathedral, Lenin's Mausoleum, The State Museum, and the famous GUM department store. St Basil's is what I came to see. It is truly captivating. It is he one you see on all the travel postures & in brochures. What an architectural marvel. The colorful onion domes are breathtaking. We wandered around, clicking furiously before we were herded onto a bus for more stunning sights to gawk at. Later we were taken to a theater for a musical performance with old Russian instrumenbalalaikalika). It also was fabulous. The time went quickly and we were back on board for a very late dinner at 9:15 pm. Doesn't matter. There are about 20 hours of daylight at the moment, so it didn't feel late at all. Later today, a tour of the State Armory Chamber. Apparently is could be called the "Exhibition of Royal Excess. Looking forward to it.