We drove through Moscow, and especially the red carpet gave Catherine in Kuskovo Count Pyotr Sheremetev. The whole street that led from the village to the palace was turned into a continuous triumphal arch of flowers and tropical plants. Everywhere hung serfs painters painted allegorical paintings glorifying the Empress ... Deep full of irony, these glorifying North Babylon serf art. The main pool was littered with elegant flotilla of boats and ships. From the shore cannon thundered. Along the streets were lined up in rows castle of Count, and slave-girls in white dresses with flowers showered on the path of the Empress, who cheerfully bowed right and left Russian bows and smiled charmingly. Catherine and the court recognized only Russian bowing - they liked it more German reverence.