Day 5  -  Travelling to Moscow on an overnight 'sleeper' train

Outside St Petersburg train station with travelling clobber

Waiting in a cafe for Sergey's wife, Anya, and nine year old son, Timothy to arrive

Timothy enjoyed his strawberry milkshake

Many Russians have a sweet tooth

The escalators that enable access to the St. Petersburg (nee Leningrad) underground subway train network must be the longest in the world, seemingly because the rock under St. Petersburg is relatively unstable.  Hence need to tunnel deep down.  You can be riding an escalator for over 4 mins, and they ain't slow.