Thursday, August 28, 2014

Upon debarking that morning we were entertained by a Military Brass Band on the pier. We also got a traditional Russian ‘bread and salt greeting’ to welcome us all to Korsakov.

We got on board buses to visit Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, about a 1 hour drive north of Korsakov. We stopped at the Russian Orthodox Cathedral, the local museum and the central city square before returning to the ship for a 15:00 departure.

‘Bread and salt greeting’.
The Russian Orthodox Cathedral.
Housing estate.
Exhibit at the museum.