We had only three days of notice that we would be in St. Petersburg. Larry asked us if we would like to see the Boshoi Ballet, doing Swan Lake. I don’t really care all that much for the ballet, but since this was one of the most well-known groups in the world, I would love to go.
Larry got us seats in the third row and at the center of the stage. These performances are sold out months in advance, so how could we get any seats, especially some of the best in the house? To this day, I have no idea. Somebody didn’t get to see the ballet.
During intermission, we met other Americans wandering around in the lobby. We spoke with a few and several asked us how we were finding food. They were on a trip designed by the government agency named “Intourist” and they were not treated well at all.
Our experience was the opposite, we were being overfed nearly everywhere. Larry knew how to manage everything.