|Every European city square seems to have a statue of some guy on a horse pointing at something in the distance. Statue designers take note - please, no more guys on horses - THIS is a statue.|
Entry (at the time of writing) was the more or less usual price for Moscow museums of 250 roubles (about $7 US) - plus another couple of hundred roubles if you want to take photographs.
|Yuri Gagarin (first man in space) welcomes visitors. Gagarin is very highly regarded in Russia.|
A replica of Sputnik - the first thing humans flung into space, is top left.
|Belka (foreground - means 'Squirrel') and Strelka ('Arrow'). They went
into space in August 1960 and survived the trip.|
One of Belka's puppies was given to President Kennedy's daughter.
|There's a full-sized replica of the Mir (means 'peace' or 'world') space station to explore...|
|...hmm, not quite the Starship Enterprise.|
|So that's what it's like inside a Soyuz.|
I like the little globe on the dashboard - so they can see where they are I suppose.
|Diorama of Vostok 2, whose crew landed about 1800 kilometres off target in a Siberian forest.|
Pinnacle of contemporary technology one minute - campfire the next.
|The space shuttle program that didn't happen. Replica of a Russian Buran shuttle|
|And if you happen to be in Gorky Park, there's one of the original Buran shuttles there. Unfortunately, you can't go inside.|