Though brief, our time in Moscow left memories that will be lasting of the first time for many of us in this country, our first encounter with a Russian audience, and some quick sightseeing. The audience was with us all the way,we think, and many came for autographs afterwards. This morning we took a bus to the train station to take the new train between Moscow and St. Petersburg, which takes 4 hours. It was a calm warm and quiet ride, good for reading sleeping or otherwise relaxing past lots of trees and lots of snow. Between our prompt arrival at the train station ( where we were welcomed with the St. Petersburg anthem over the loudspeakers) and our hotel, St. Petersburg native Elena Sharkova pointed out the major sights of this city which is so completely different from Moscow in every way. Very exciting; again too bad that we won't be able to see it all. We're staying in a hotel called Red Star which is very mod, decorated in revolutionary red, with graffiti on all walls. Tomorrow we have an earlier call for television interviews and coverage, then we will be acquainting ourselves with the team which will record us for live streaming of our concert ( a first.) Streaming will start at 7am San Francisco time, 10 am New York time. Mariinsky.tv/n/e. 0 degrees outside right now, 7 and snow is predicted for tomorrow. There's an excursion to the Hermitage on for the late morning.

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