KAZAN: ‘’I was born the same day as my grandfather’s horse. Back then, people would always say that my life would be connected with these wonderful animals,’’ said Rakhim, 27. Born in a village in Tatarstan, he began riding his grandfather's horses from an early age. When he moved to the city in his youth, he didn't cut his ties to horse riding. In fact, he has turned that love into a small business: he stands outside the Kazan Kremlin offering locals and tourists to take a ride in an old-fashioned horse carriage. He plans to expand his business with new carriages and routes. He also wants to launch a horse-drawn omnibus.
NIZHNY NOVGOROD: Most of the people next to the Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin were gazing down on the Volga on this sunny early evening.....Except these two teenage girls - Tatiana and Daria - who decided to dance. Daria, who studies classical dances, was giving Tatiana an impromtu tango lesson. I asked why now and why by the Kremlin. "Those who love to dance, will dance anywhere, anytime," responded Daria.
Igor, nearly 30, was crossing Red Square on his bike amid a heavy snow storm right before New Year's. A former gym trainer with more than five years experience, he said he had biked about 7 km to Red Square and planned to bike the rest of the day. He said he planned to spend the New Year's night biking around Moscow with his new girlfriend ... just like he did on Dec. 31, 2013.
Photos of Moscow's Kremlin