My name’s Fyodor. I’m a lawyer, an economist, a deputy, a historian and whatever. I’d like to tell you about the 3rd of February, 2011 I spent in Washington D.C.
So, one day a delegation from Russia went to the USA. We’re invited there by the programme ”Open World”. The flight was long, 10 hours.
In Washington D.C. we lived at Embassy Suites Hotel in double rooms. It’s near DuPont Circle.
In the morning we got up rather early and went to learn how to be democratic.
Flags are everywhere!
Then we came to the Library of Congress where the coordinator of “Open World” programme John O’Keefe met us and we started to listen to lectures. In the photo you see the new building of the library where we spent the biggest part of our time.
Vyatcheslav, a colleague of mine, is patiently listening to the lecture about the US constitution. Frankly speaking, he can lecture on it himself, thet’s why he seems sleepy.
Sam, a lecturer of Georgetown University tells us about nuances of elections.
Ancient globes in the hall.
The US Capitol where the US Congress sits.
Spirit of justice… We have so little of it in our country…
We’re on the way to another event.
We’re in the Congress.
On the way to the House of Representatives. We’re going to have a meeting with the congressman representing the State of Indiana.
Here he is. Dan Burton is a champion among the congressmen. He stays in the Capitol since the early 1990-s. Ye’s republican.
But Dan was at the American football Cup Final and we had to speak to the senator’s aide, the woman in the centre.
During the discussion a lot of interesting facts not connected to the democracy were found out.
The republican’s desk.
His study. As you see there are a lot of presents from different people in here.
Photos Dan and…
His favourite picture.
Democracy. No choice!
Library of Congress, the old building.
The Supreme Court of the USA.
The building where they
pray struggle for piece in the Nothen Africa and Mideast.
We’re in the Senate, the upper camber of the US Parliament. We’re checked at every storey we entered.
A drinking fountain.
The senator we should visit was watching football too)
Talk of his aide was not interesting and I made some photos.
In the old building of the Library of Congress.
Anarchy (on the left) and Corruption (on the right).
Then we have some free time and travel around the city taking pictures.
The White House.
World famous Granny Conchita protesting near the White House since 1981.
The darkness came and we decided to have a drink in a bar. The one you see in the picture above we didn’t visit. It’s Fireplace and it’s for homosexuals.
We visited Brickskiller where you con find 300 taps of beer from all over the world.
The fire station we visited on the way to our hotel.
Finally we came to our rooms and fell asleep.
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