Week of June 12-17, 2017

First edition. The first three pictures are of Tsaritsyno Park in Moscow on a nice, sunny day. While the park is mostly know for the palace/museum and the ornate fountains near the entrance, the back half is almost entirely a forest with some really nice walking trails (and far less tourists)

The next two pictures are an opposition protest against Putin and political corruption in the Russian government that broke out on Russia Day (12 June). Although I don't usually get political on this blog, I have to give credit to the protesters. Police came and broke it up three times and each time, a new wave came to fill the square. And on top of that, they formed a congo-line at one point in defiance. Gotta hand it to them for the bravery.

 Tsaritsyno Park

Tsaritsyno Park

 Tsaritsyno Park

Tsaritsyno Park

 Protest against Putin and political corruption on Tverskaya Street

Protest against Putin and political corruption on Tverskaya Street