Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Pastry, fox and Moscow Kremlin - a card from Russia

PASTRY by Annenkova Kseniya

Country: Russia
Place: Nizhny Novgorod
Received: 30/08/2012
Distance: 1 080 km
Travelled: 9 days


Traditions of pastry making in Europe go back to the Mediterranean ancient times – fylo pastries of the Romans, Greeks and Phoenicians and confectionery of the Egyptians. 

Aristophanes’ plays originating from the 5th century contain the mentions of small pastries with fruit filling. The Romans used dough pastries to cover meat during the cooking process to preserve some tasty juice, but these pastries were not eaten. Small pastries containing eggs or young birds were also cooked to be served during the banquets. 

The use of chocolate arose after it’s bringing from the New World by Spanish and Portuguese traders in the 16th century. 

Pastry-making also has a strong tradition in Asia – for example, Chinese pastries made of rice flour, sweet beans,  fruits, sesame-based fillings. Asian pastries differ from pastries in the West and tend to be much sweeter.



Fox is a mammal belonging to the Canidae family. The red fox is able to reach a running speed of 48 km/h. Foxes may live for up to 10 years, but they usually live for 2-3 years, dying from road accidents, hunting and various diseases. In early Mesopotamian mythology fox is considered to be a sacred animal; in Chinese, Japanese and Korean folklores foxes are shown as powerful spirits.

Moscow Kremlin

The Moscow Kremlin is a fortified complex in Moscow, including palaces, cathedrals, Kremlin Wall and towers. This complex has been serving as a residence for the president since 1992.

  • Area: 275 000 sq. m
  • Length of the wall: 2 235 m
  • Height of the walls: 5-19 m
  • Thickness of the wall: 3.5-6.5 m

The territory of the modern Kremlin has been inhabited since the 2nd century BC, but in 1156 it was extremely extended by Prince Yuri Dolgorukiy. In 1237 it was destroyed by the Mongols and rebuilt in oak in 1339.


  1. Аппетитно выглядит, как настоящие )

  2. yellowheart13, омномномномном ;)

    1. уже ешь его что ли?

    2. :Р две палочки твикс (омномномномном)