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Old Gold

This year I had my Birthday in Moscow, which is about as exotic as it gets for me. I was there to play a concert, but on the Saturday enjoyed a day off and went sightseeing with my dear colleagues.

 

Pictured is the Cathedral of St. Michael the Archangel. It was built by an Italian bloke in the early 15th century and is the final resting place of many Russian Csars, including Ivan the Great and Ivan the Terrible.

 

More trivia... Ivan the Terrible's tomb was opened up in the 60s while this place was being renovated and it turns out his remains were full of Mercury. Some say that he was poisoned. Personally I doubt it, as people - if they could afford it - used to drink Mercury by the bucketloads back in these days, believing it was good for them.

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Taken on November 11, 2006