Friday, March 25, 2016

Kazan Pt. 5: Museum of Soviet Life

I'm so sad this is my last Kazan post! I had such a blast here. We were planning to go to Yekaterinburg the weekend of March 5-8, but our plans ended up falling through when then cancelled our bus at 10:30 pm the night before. But anways....

On our last full day in Kazan we went to the Museum of Soviet Life. I might be a little biased because I LOVE vintage things, but it was the coolest museum. I think Soviet history is so fascinating and it's really neat to see the toys that were popular during the time. You are allowed to touch and try on anything your heart desires, which is so awesome! They even have some things for sale like pins and Soviet Rubles!
When we first arrived there was a camera crew and all the people visiting were putting on old Soviet army uniforms. I was really confused, but I just figured they were part of some club. Then the director came over and handed us uniforms to put on! I was the only one who didn't speak Russian and the guy asked where we were from. Apparently he called me an American Spy which was pretty funny. I literally had no idea what was going on I just stood with A and everyone started singing a song that I obviously didn't know. I pretended like I knew what I was doing. It turned out it was the local news filming about the museum so I made my Russian debut in Kazan. You can see it here just go to minute 13:45. It was such a neat experience!

What are your favorite things to visit when you visit new cities?

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  1. ooooh, what a fun museum! I love the little clip.

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  2. We went here also, cool! I'm going to link to this post, if that's okay with you :)

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    1. Yes, of course! I actually just saw that you posted about this museum. I'll read it as soon as I get a chance! :)

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