Russia day 4

We go to St. Isaac’s Cathedral. Olga has another ‘contact’ there, and as a result we get a free personal tour. St. Isaac’s is the fourth largest church in the world, after St. Peter’s in Rome, St. Paul’s in England, the the Duomo in Firenze. It reminds me very much of St. Peter’s, except it’s more tasteful. There’s less gold and the place is more colorful, with lapis lazuli and colored marble everywhere.