Thursday, January 18, 2007
Today's Travel Destination: Borovsk
For your journey away from home today, try Borovsk, a little town southwest of Moscow with historical associations connected to every square inch. Go to www.themoscowtimes.com and click on "Where Tradition Meets Futurism." There is a lovely Old Believer church, dedicated in 1912 to commemorate the original Patriotic War; there is a house with a plaque proclaiming "Napoleon Slept Here"; there are Lenin statues; and there is the Pafnut'ev Monastery, now open for tours, where women can even borrow wrap-around skirts and headscarves at the gates. And there is the pit where Lady Morozova spent her exile. Have fun!