Soviet company "Aeroflot" was the largest air company in the entire history of the country - 130 million passengers annually! Without any worries people could buy tickets and fly somewhere on Saturday or Sunday. It was exactly "somewhere", not where they
needed or wanted to go. Because to get tickets on a plane that would fly where they needed they had to stand in a long line at the air agency two weeks in advance. Those airports were wonderful, all those kiosks, cafes and even toilets...
The Church of the Spilled Blood was built on the embankment of Catherine Canal where on March 1st, 1881 Alexander II was killed by populists. In the same year they chose out of many architectural projects to
use it for building the grand electrified church whose illumination was provided by 1689 lamps. In 1907 the new church in the Russian style was dedicated in honour of Christ Resurrection.