Christmas Moscow: Red Square, The Nutcracker & Alexei Yashin
Hello friends welcome to Russia tips tricks and travel as always at your buddy Tim Kerby and today, we are in one of the most expensive cities in the world the best place to celebrate New Year's in my second hometown Moscow. Unfortunately, the budget period for this year is kind of running out so we're going to celebrate New Year's here a little bit on the cheap but hopefully we'll show you some really cool things to do in this, lovely city. Well. In America for Christmas we have Santa Claus and Russians, have for New Year's yet models, and this around, me is his, village, yes the village of Jin Manos you don't think my kids love it here and hopefully you'll like it too so let's take a look around and see what they have. Happy. New Year's by the way. Alright, here we are guys indeed my roses personal. Post, off up to 8, you stop that, indeed. But roses personal, post office as you could see hundreds, of thousands if not millions of, kids all across the former Soviet Union write, him letters and, we're gonna write him a letter somewhere, wish can come true our wish that we'll have a bigger budget for, this video last. Year, most. The block still be episode day tomorrow so. Boss. Spasiba. Alright. Did. Friends. We have unique opportunity to speak to the man himself ded, Moroz and his granddaughter's nagura and maybe our. Wish. Oh. No. We prestige, to be will chat firm please smoke I'm broke, Mitch, tea spoon, of each, de la. Una. Tori. East Varma, guava process KB for pros move assist Chilliwack, nakooma. He was with santa clauss torn. Farm, broke, concurrent. After, rockslide, yeah yeah. Yeah. Missus, new guru screen or, delusion, settings, immature, children, per, se da. Lamia. Lucky break ik omega, phi. D dat, cilia which coming, up on mal are avoided to knowledge in kana Maya Siva. Movie diem sir Sir, she gone. Well. Friends that's it from dead mom hold, on got. A message here. Someone. Ordered me a taxi, no wonder who maybe, it's did morose answering my wishes, whatever, but what. Oh ho. Ho now. That is a, taxi, well. Guys let's. Go see the city in style. All. Right Rudolph let's do it. Wow. I have to say that I am pleasantly surprised, that writing the ded Moroz actually, worked until. The stroke of midnight our budget is unlimited this is way better than writing to Santa he, never gave me that Super Nintendo that I wanted cheapskate. Anyways. I've always wanted to try one great, winter sport that is becoming popular in Moscow, but never really had the time or money well, now, I do. Rest. You know. You're pretty sure Tygra. Sally gentlemen, ski sports curling. Our. Show no Steve oh not you not. Sonic. Pat sort of chest, we. Are all set we have some sort of plastic slipper, one, knee, pad and a, vest so this is already proving to be a very interesting and unique, sport, all right let's get going Oh. Rusty. Jim. Nobody. Nobody, not your Egret the crusty killing Donna not. If. I'm up but you were slide there know, what, a girl Nick I mean car creamerum evolve our side. This. Curling stuff is really fun and although it looks easy on TV during the Olympics holy, cannolis. Is it hard in real life this, is way harder than something like bowling it is truly a game for, refined graceful, gentlemen and I'd recommend giving it a try, although don't expect to score any points your first time out I sure. Didn't, now. I understand, what the challenge of this game is over, throwing, it and under throwing it like the distance, in your arm, strength between completely, overthrowing it and completely under throwing it is like this then that is the real challenge throwing. It as hard as, you need to throw it because I'm either completely overshooting it or completely. Under shooting it the whole time so take. A lot of master that oh that was awesome a true New Year's dream come true but now my next dream is to get something to eat something, in Russia and filling because I'm very hungry after all this exercise things Russian foods always so simple. Home-cooked. I want something Russian, but elegant. Expensive. VIP. Moscow. Style I wonder. What I can do about that where, can I go.
When. I arrived in Moscow some 10 years ago it was nearly impossible to, find a Russian food or restaurant, for some reason there's only foreign, food but thankfully the times are changing and here it with what they offer real. Russian. Cuisine done, at the elite way and it's actually all thanks to a friend of our channel who is oh wait he's actually right over there. You. Guys, may remember chef, Victor he's been in a bunch of our videos in fact you can watch them if you click on this thing above my head over here no chef, Victor installed to to Nazca koi so please Mina, both. Talking years you didn't Nick up the new video at the video magazine are, no at the store so mini as you don't see what the first two Bush paid Minya what mala call me they stopped. At. The han-shan almost okay so let me take my seat here and see, what masterpieces. Of chef Victor oh wait I. Want. To see aha. -. So touch kind. Advocate. Along with the stay on my speech if that me learn a little of what, he paid one is why it's no restaurant, quite, what. You like it aha. Thank you sir oh you. Know what guys I think money can buy happiness. Yeah. I'm right again oh oh oh so good. Well. Friends we have a lot of good stuff in front of us here we have a she, soup which is like a sour cabbage soup and of course it has some sour cream for it and the dark stuff on it is actually a salt. That they kind of like baked I didn't quite understand how that works but it looks good we of course have moonshine, because why. Not have moonshine and this, is warmed, milk that gets its brown color not from chocolate but from slowly being warmed in the oven and here's what I think is the piece de resistance a, few, different types of bread with a butter, candle, yes the candle, is edible we're going to eat that candle very, soon and. We also have some Russian pies over here very traditional, and this is me Moses salad, now most is a type of flour so why does a salad, that as fish and mayonnaise in it have like a flower as its named don't. Worry about that one this, thing is made of something they called ethica I don't know what that is but I know it's a vegetable so, that's. The main thing and here we have the. One thing that might scare me holid yets if you know me you know I don't like how it gets very much but I have a, lot of faith in chef Victor and hopefully he's. Been able to do the impossible I'm a college it's taste, acceptable. Well. Guys I've personally impressed chef Victor made college yet stew tastes good he's done the, impossible. But anyways I'm starting to get fun I think it's about time to go and relax, and see the city in style but I hate to look this food go to waste, hey posture could you help me out here we got to get this in our gullet alright come on there you go there you go. Alright. Friends, I'm gonna recommend to you when I recommend to everyone who comes to visit Moscow, take a boat ride it's the best way to see the entire city well doing nothing and sitting on your butt it's a pretty. Good idea and I think you'll enjoy it so come on let's take a boat ride and see the city. Levi. See the cool thing about these votes is they go 365. Days a year as you can see there's some chunks ice over there not too many but the boat just goes right through them so I mean you can do this in summer you can do it in winter whenever, you feel like and to be honest in winter there's nobody out here it's, kind of like we've got our own private VIP. Zone that just happens to be really. Really, cold. Friends. Sometimes I'm a bit critical of Moscow, real, estate prices are mental rush, hours brutal, and city life makes people stressed out to say the least but, times like this remind me of why I came here, this is the Golden City a former, communist, land of opportunity, that glows its wealth at night I think I'm starting to fall in love with the city all over again. Well. Obviously guys we're passing what everyone wants to see the, Kremlin, of course and what better way to see the Kremlin then on a boat, what's, windy yes. Well. Guys I'm actually a bit tired from our big time New Year's Eve VIP, extravaganza. Here in, fact I think it's about time to get back to the hotel and take a little break. Yeah. Well. After a long day of adventure it's, sure nice to be home and by home I mean of a five-star, hotel in fact we're at the Metropole, which is one of the oldest hotels in Moscow. And it's located right downtown but as you can see the. Interior, is definitely not very old-looking at all but. Anyways guys I'd ask you while I enjoy. This wonderful bed to like comment, share and, so, on especially. Share, it, does good for my heart and for my career, but anyways guys i'll see you tomorrow. Oh guys. I, could.
Get Used to this this. Is great I'd like to thank all of you especially dead models for, making this happen I, could. Really get used to this but, anyways I'm, gonna sit down enjoy. My coffee and then we're going to carry on with our New Year's lugs. Your adventure in Moscow. Oh it's. A little bit nutty. Alright. Guys well. This. Is Red Square this. Is some skating and we're gonna get a hockey lesson, from a real legend. See. Those girls don't believe in you posture they don't believe in your talents alright come on. I meant. To say that there were two girls terrified, of cameraman Pasha crushing, them as he skated backwards, with the camera, little, do they know that Pasha is a very, experienced. Hockey player and speaking, of experienced, hockey players our instructor, will be Alexi, Yashin who has won Olympic gold medals and been a star of the NHL, playing, for the Ottawa Senators, and the New York Islanders, for many many, seasons, I really. Enjoyed this hockey, on Red Square with a real NHL, legend, this, is just awesome something, you can only do in, Moscow, this exercise, is to help us learn how to stay in position if you lean too far for you slide forward if, you leave too far back you slide back or not I'm sliding forward sliding backwards, but, anyway so neat, I never really thought about it that way this is the best hockey position, the state perfectly. Still. Because, I recommend this to everyone, Alexei Yasha is a great guy there's this tons of fun but if you do try to do this learn how to turn around faster, than I do, that. Took like five seconds those terrible so learn how to turn around and then learn how to play hockey the right way tons, of fun and you like to keep it short the, training that we did was very general, the real reason that people show up is not to make a major breakthrough in their puck handling skills but, to meet Alexi, and take pictures with him and get his autograph like. With any profession, hockey players are a mixed bag but, Alexei reminded, me of my uncles as he was a very big yet soft-spoken, gent, there, were a few foreigners, who seemed to be really big fans of his and everyone got to keep their signed shirts and sticks by, the way in a month you are going to give away the signed jersey, you see on me if you, want to have your name in the drawing right Alex see a Yasha in the comments, but do it in Russian, and spell it correctly Alex, in hockey. Players travel all over the world you know it's New Years you're on a team with Estonians. Swedes. Canadians. How to hockey player celebrate, New Year's is it a working day for you I mean, for, me was very difficult because usually we play on the December 31st and, January. 1st somewhere. I remember, the food from Buffalo to Boston and we celebrate, right on the plane so we open, the bottle of champagne get, a little cheer with the guys and it's actually been, like New, Year's on the plane flying from Buffalo, to Boston and well what are your wishes for our audience, for their New Year's again I wish, you all the best. Cappy Merry, Christmas Happy New Year's I hope, all your hopes and wishes will come true and, again. It's keep. Keep. Pounding in in your life you know I know it's not always like, look.
Great And sometimes, but try to find something great in your life well thank you very much sir and thank you for this wonderful lesson, no problem either Red, Square mr., Yosh and Alexi show up learn to play hockey. Ah. That. Hockey at Red Square was awesome, I had a really good time and the main thing is I didn't even fall down even once so I feel fantastic. So we took a short little stroll over to here at the Goom which, stands for state. Universal. Store. Whatever, that means basically the big department store from great to communist period but the building was built before that but it doesn't matter this, is where all the elite brands are and in, fact they actually have some of the most elite, ice cream in Russia made. In a very classic, recipe, so I'm gonna grab some ice cream blow a lot of money because, baby it's New Year's in Moscow. When. It comes to shopping I have a stereotypical male, attitude, towards it. Boring. But. When you get to use ded Moroz as magic to pay for everything and you are in such a lovely. Environment right next to the Kremlin all of a sudden it gets a lot more interesting, shopping. In a pre-world War two world was a lot more classy, this my friends is no Walmart, so. Friends behind you they sell the famous guilmet ice cream which they say had you know the recipe hasn't been changed in generations, it's the best ice cream you'll ever have well the one thing I can tell you is it's one thing if the boom that everyone, can afford alright. Let's test out the legend. Especially. By Shia. It. Tastes a lot more natural, than, your average ice cream you know your average ice cream when you get like a fruit flavor the woman said this is like a cherry flavor it actually tastes like real cherries, not like a cherry chemical, flavor so uh good. I. Don't. Know for something you are traveling for a rush or four but. It's, good. Well. Now that my consumers, desires have been satisfied I've blown the equivalent of my salary it's time to take a short stroll over to the ballet and get culture. The. Way they decorate, the city for New Year's in Moscow is just, superb. Everything looks magical, downtown. It is something you can only do, if you come to Moscow, the, lights the. Magic, friends. As someone who wasn't designed to be I can tell you that the way they turned all the streetlights there, into these like sparkling. Glass of champagne that's pretty sweet that's a fantastic, like, designer's, idea I love it but my favorite Christmas decoration and, not because it's alcohol, the little illa me. If. There's one thing that Russians, love to do it's trying to copy the West and because some countries in Europe have Christmas, markets that, means for some reason, we must have them in Russia too I guess, they are cute but they seem very unnatural, and, a bit expensive, anyways. I think I'm going the wrong way, because I want to take in some culture, while I'm still on ded Moroz is dime. Alright. Friends here we are at the State Kremlin Palace and if you hear that music you might know where it's from yes we're here to see that Nutcracker the ultimate, new year's ballet, this is gonna be great and most importantly it's going to be classy. For. Some reason they had some military uniforms. Of yesteryear, on display at the entrance to the ballet, weird. Flex but, ok, friends. Here's the exclusive, look at the members, of the ballet as they warm up before their performance, normally. They don't allow cameras, in here but I am persuasive, and my, foreign accent, is so gosh-darn appealing. Anyways. Much like hockey, and football players, ballerinas, need to warm up and start their day hours. Before. They perform. Pose, telling me that I should try to participate. I guess, what guys I'm not going to be doing any splits anytime soon maybe, after I'm dead you can cut it cut me into that shape but not. Happening. The. Candy data could you believe, perishable, basically, athletes candy. Yes. Apparently candy, burns up quick in their body so they are allowed to eat it especially, when it is someone's birthday and. It, was someone's, birthday on, the day we filmed too bad they didn't get the day off to celebrate but. That is life in the ballet baby, hardcore. Katya. Was not who I was expecting at, all I was, thinking a prima ballerina from, Russia would be like a drill sergeant from a deaf core of Krieg however, she, was a very chipper bashful. And optimistic, person and she, was nice enough to not cancel, on us she had a 38, degrees Celsius temperature. That day but, you sure couldn't tell she's, a real trouper.
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There's Sort of two ways to visit Moscow someone asked me if they could come to Moscow on $2000. For two weeks of course you could see everything go to Red Square all that but, can you live the high life on $2000, in Moscow, that's. So much. So. Anyways guys our New Year's fantasy, is over you know Moscow, is a very elite, cool. Hip trendy place but the, reality of my life is, very, uh, elite. For, me new years it's getting, drunk with your relatives, and with each shot you start to like the more and more it's eating 15 different salads that all contain mayonnaise, and considering them to be a delicacy. And it's spending time with your wonderful children, even if they've been very bad in the previous, year so anyways, from, everyone at Russia Beyond especially, for me and these kids it's, happy new year's time. Well. Posh. Merry Christmas. From Russia, beyond Merry Christmas. I. Love. You ty, treasure. Now.