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Compiled by Ross Hunter

Moscow indoors and Underground

Winter is a great time for indoor exploration. Moscow has a fantastic range of museums, galleries and well-heated special places. Four are show here. Which are they? Choose among the eight great names.

Tolstoy’s House - Tretyakov Gallery - Pushkin Museum - Mayakovsky Museum - State Historical Museum - Museum of the 20th century - Gorky House - Museum of Archaeology

And here is a photo taken inside each of the above. Can you match them up?

Metro Spaghetti. The average Metro line has 21 stations. In each list, which is the odd one out, and why?

A Kalininskaya, Kropotkinskaya, Kurskaya, Kievskaya, Kutozovskaya
B Mayakovskaya, Pushkinskaya, Tretyakovskaya, Mendeleevskaya, Smolenskaya, Turgenevskaya
C Komsomolskaya, Taganskaya, Prospekt Mira, Belorusskaya, Oktyabrskaya
D Polyanka, Krasne Vorota, Sukharevskaya, Arbatskaya (Pale Blue), Kitai Gorod
E Novogireevo, Mitino, Rechnoy Voksal, Yugo-Zapadnaya, Ryananzky Prospekt
F Yellow, Dark Blue, Purple, Light Green, Red.

Mini Sudoku

Usual rules: 1-6 in each row, column and box.

Answers to December puzzles

Saints & Symbols: St Mark’s lion, St Matthew’s angel, St John’s eagle, St Luke’sox.

Churches: St Paul’s London, St Peter’s Rome, St Isaac’s St Petersburg, St Mark’s Venice.

Odd one out:

A Buddhism – the other three desert religions share the same heritage
B St Peter – the other four wrote the Gospels
C Rome – Jesus visited all the others
D Oranges – do not feature in Jesus’ teaching
E Pontius Pilate – is in new testament, all the others are Old Testament people.

Symbols: Hindu ‘Om’, Islamism crescent moon and star, Buddhist wheel of life, Christian fish (Jesus was ‘a fisher of men’s souls’), Jewish Star of David.

Mini Sudoku: see 

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