Monday, 29 May 1978
City tour. Much of it around our hotel area.
Afternoon to Peter’s Palace. Many fountains. Old summer house, damaged by Nazi’s has been restored. Heavy day.
Visited Birioska and bought tonic water.
Dropped and broke my glasses.
Evening Russian meal £10. Black caviar, selection of 4 cold meats and fish. Pancakes, red caviar and cream. Steak and onions & chips. Meringue ice cream cake. Carafe of Vodka, 2 bottles of still wine (E. nice/J. vinegary) and 4 bottles of champagne.
Russian orchestra of 8 – very good. 2 singers – tenor and contralto excellent. Russian songs and Italian songs. Very well staged and audience enjoyed the show immensely.