Snapshots of a Moscow Family Reunion

Saint Basil’s Cathedral, Arbat Street and the other sites to see.
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Sightseeing superior

The Novodevichy Convent, built as a fortress in the sixteenth century, remains intact at the curve of the Moscow River.
Photo by: Katherine Wolkoff

Color blocked

Alexander Garden, outside the Kremlin.
Photo by: Katherine Wolkoff

Heady site

Stone heads piled in the sculpture garden of the Art Muzeon represent the victims of the Gulag.
Photo by: Katherine Wolkoff

Comrades

Author Deborah Copaken Kogan traveled to Moscow to introduce her husband, Paul, to the man he never met: his father. Here the Kogans, including their two eldest kids, visits Saint Basil’s Cathedral in Red Square (from left: Paul, Sasha, Deborah and Jacob).
Photo by: Katherine Wolkoff

Babuschkas

Russian women pause on the Moscow Bridge.
Photo by: Katherine Wolkoff

Father and son

Paul and his long-lost father, Pavel, meet at Pavel’s dacha. Here, they’re holding a book written by Paul’s paternal grandmother, whom he’s never met.
Photo by: Deborah Copaken Kogan

Architectural wonder

Christ the Savior Cathedral, on the bank of the Moscow River.
Photo by: Katherine Wolkoff

A river runs through it

The Moscow River, with the Kremlin on the right bank and Saint Sofia Cathedral on the left.
Photo by: Katherine Wolkoff

Street fare

Artwork sold on Arbat Street, a pedestrian attraction.
Photo by: Katherine Wolkoff

Family reunion

Deborah Copaken Kogan (right) with her two eldest kids and their long-lost grandfather.
Photo by: Katherine Wolkoff

Shop and stop

The historic GUM shopping mall, on the east side of Red Square.
Photo by: Katherine Wolkoff

Chocolate heaven

The author’s daughter, Sasha, at a Shokoladnitsa (pot of chocolate) café.
Photo by: Deborah Copaken Kogan

Tchatchkes

Matryoshka dolls at the Ismailovo Craft Market.
Photo by: Katherine Wolkoff

Dressed up

Sasha’s brother, Jacob, in Soviet kitsch.
Photo by: Deborah Copaken Kogan

A toast

The reunited family, having lunch at Pavel’s dacha. *TO READ THE COMPLETE STORY OF DEBORAH COPAKEN KOGAN’S FAMILY REUNION, CLICK HERE*
Photo by: Deborah Copaken Kogan

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