Lenin’s home and Russian Missile Research Complex…

I walked to the missile research complex. I have never been inside and most likely will never be. I have talked about this place before….I got a bunch of hate comments at the time and called every name in the book….sad it is…

This is one of the various complexes and I believe it is the largest and original one in Moscow. This places has thousands and thousands of people that work there. That is what makes Korolyov famous…

Korolyov use to be called Kaliningrad (Калинингра́д). The historical Russian Mission Control Center is located right here. That is your tidbit(s) of information for today…

There is a museum that has artifacts from Lenin’s era and a beautiful park attached to this road. I find it one of the peaceful spots that I walk. Most people do not wander from the main road and walk back in this area at night…

I love my new ZTE Axon 19 Pro 5G. It takes fantastic night images. Never had anything like it before. So the phone is a keeper… 😉

Sveta is still being a good babushka and spoiling her grandkids. Looks like maybe she will stay another week or so and in between times, I will start working on the loose tiles in the bathroom. I noticed the other day that some of the tiles have come loose and I will get some grout and floor tile adhesive and go to work…

We have been in our flat for over ten years now and it is starting to show. The original cheap, getting barely by construction is starting to give out and I have to start rehabbing the place…

We are one of the very few who lived with the way it was all built. It was built to basic standards to call it done to sell and most people spend a fortune to rebuild the places at the start of living there. I also see that even the ones who spent a fortune at the beginning are now having to redo also. So Sveta and I saved all that money ten years ago and now I will do the work… 😉

It is nice having a paid for home: lock, stock and barrel…

WtR

Iriski a Soviet Candy… (Recipe)

This recipe will allow you to make one of the iconic candies that Soviets and now Russians love. It is very simple, it lasts forever on the shelf and variations of this candy can be found in every store across Russia…

The best made candy is what you make yourself and you will find no easier candy to make…

Ingredients:

  • 4 oz real butter
  • 4 oz sugar
  • 1 oz real honey
  • 14 oz sweet condensed milk

Lets Make:

1. Mix butter and sugar in a sauce pan, on low heat. Stir until the butter melts and the mixture becomes well mixed…

2. Now add the honey and all of the condensed milk. Stir continually and bring the mixture to a boil on medium heat…

3. Then turn the heat back to low and cook the mixture for 10-15 minutes or until it becomes a deep brown color.

4. Important: Stir continuously to avoid burning at the bottom of the pot. Keep stirring please…

5. Have already ready: Grease the mold that you’ll pour your caramel into, (preferably a glass one). Pour the mixture into the mold once it’s done and brown, and let cool completely…

6. When cooled remove from the mold….Cut the caramel into tiny squares and wrap each in a wax paper….if you desire to do it the Soviet way…

The candies are very popular, just drop one in a cup of hot tea. It does not melt fast at all and it will flavor your tea to the last sip…

WtR

Russian candy or Russian chocolate (Finnish: kinuski; Russian: ириски-тянучки iriski-tyanuchki) is a very sweet toffee-like dessert made by carefully heating equal amounts of milk or cream and sugar.

Source: Russian candy – Wikipedia