DAVE'S RUSSIA PAGE BLOG:
Originally established in 1999, but no updates since 2003, Dave’s Russia Page is back – now on my own domain! I chose “TheRussiaHouse.net” because I Iove the film and the book of that name, and I have a page and a blog dedicated to this movie.
But in general, this is my site dedicated to all things Russian. I try to cover a variety of subjects relating to Russia - its language, culture, history, politics and anything that is of particular interest to me.
Why Russia? offers an insight into the reason for my the interest in Russia whilst About Me is just a bit more about me.
I love exploring cities and urban landscapes, which I suppose stems from more than a passing interest in architecture – I’m no architect, but I do love looking at buildings and I know wot I like.
This might explain why I dwell more on Moscow sights, in the various features I cover, than I do on buildings in other cities, such as St Petersburg.
There is no doubt that St Petersburg is the more beautiful city, with its many canals, ornate bridges, opulent palaces, grand classical buildings and unified architectural theme; but, Moscow . . . . ah Moskva Maya! (My Moscow) - that's where my heart is.
The village – as Peterburgers might patronizingly call it; Moscow is Ancient Rus and Stalinist Gothic. Tsarist grandeur cheek by jowl with Soviet modernism, with some experimental constructivist designs thrown in for good measure. Grand Prospekts carving through neighbourhoods of pereuloks and dvors (sidestreets and courtyards), suburbs of high rise apartment blocks, and downtown postmodern adventures into kitsch. For me, Moscow represents a captivating collection of architecture from the first millennium right up to today.
This page is closely connected with my Dave's Russia Page blog, a feed of which is included on the right hand column, and my Russia House scenes locations blog. I hope you enjoy this collection and I welcome any comments, ideas, or corrections - please feel free to add your comments to the blogs.
WELCOME TO DAVE'S RUSSIA PAGE
This site covers a variety of subjects relating to Russia - its economy, culture, history, politics and a number of miscellaneous topics that are of particular interest to me.
What's New provides some info on What's New since the last update, whilst About Me gives some biographical details about me.
News items can be found on the news page while economic and business features appear on Economy
Why Russia? offers an insight into the reason for my interest in Russia, Cathedral of Christ Our Saviour describes the recent rebuilding of a church that was destroyed in Stalin's time.
If you want to know all about those 7 wedding cake skyscrapers in Moscow there is a lot of information and pictures in the section Moscow Skyscrapers, there is also a page dedicated to each of the seven buildings.
The Photo Archive offers a series of thumbnail pics of scenes from the Russian capital - each thumbnail can be enlarged.
Kruschev's Grave provides some background information on the construction of the tombstone in Novodevichy Convent.
I have stuck a few links to other sites in Favourite Links, this list is not too extensive as there are a number of sites listed that provide a much more comprehensive selelction of links.