Well I am back from holiday and slightly wishing that I still was on holiday in sunny, hot
Being as I was only in
After returning from our little wander around the village opposite Volgograd we decided to walk along the Volga and visit the museum to the Siege of Stalingrad and the House that the Russians decided not to renovate after the Siege to show the world how bloody and awful the battle was and the effect that the bombs and weapons had had on the infrastructure of the town. One thing that struck me while going around the museum was that the average age of those who fought in the war was around my age- 21. It seemed hard for me to imagine my male friends being drafted and sent off to fight in a war knowing that in all likelihood they would not return.
The next day we ventured up to the biggest statue in Russia, Mat’ Rodina or Mother Russia, after getting a little lost by trying to use public transport to get there we gave up and took a taxi. The statue was on top of a hill in a park near the
After a few photos from the top of the hill, mostly of me impersonating Mother Russia, it was time to jump on the next train going further south to