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Hermitage Gallery

This week’s Russian elections reminded me of my trip on the Trans-Siberian, which started with a few days in St Petersburg.

The Hermitage was extraordinary, and largely quiet apart from the unruly queue for the DaVinci. The ladies were quite wonderful, and in various states of disinterest or slumber.