My last full day in Russia was a low-key day around Moscow. In the morning we had a slow start since I'd been up late, and we went to the Tretyakov Gallery, which was absolutely beautiful. I really enjoyed the paintings on Russian history, folklore, and the sculptures. There was also an interesting composite photograph of a particular school of artists - interesting because all of the people had been positioned and photographed at different times but then developed into the same image.
After the gallery, Jeff and I had lunch and then I dropped him at home and napped myself. In the evening, I attended the Moscow Book Fair that was happening in Red Square, toured through GUM as it closed, and had dinner and drinks on top of a very fancy hotel. I am curious as to how different GUM was, in particular, to when Alison visited twenty years ago.