Friday, May 30, 2014

Lenin's Home Tour, Ulyanovsk, Russia

The tour of Lenin’s childhood home was a highlight.  The guide spoke Russian but Barrett translated for me.  Barrett and I liked the the Lenin family had played croquet.  I liked the samovar attached to the stove.Barrett loved the piano.  It was just a perfect tour with a delightful woman so enthusiastic about the Soviet era and so knowledgeable about this famous Ulyanov family. The house itself was located on a street of wooden houses, many of them restored and used as museums for art and music of the area as well as matters related to Lenin. it was all historically so very interesting.