For photos of the Maxim Gorkiy as is, I previously posted the following
www.ShipParade.com/indx.htm Click "M" and click "Maxim Gorkiy" On the left, click "shiptour"

More recent pictures have been posted. They can be reached at the following site.
http://maritimematters.blogspot.com/2008/09/gorkiy-to-norway-blog-by-peter-knego.html

I am certain it will be a nice ship.
Fran