Travel Blogs from Russian Federation

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IN CONCERT, DDT!, Novosibirsk, Russia travel blog

IN CONCERT, DDT!

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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DDT - like grooving, mellow, soul-howling Soda Stereo from Argentina, and (without the romantic positivity) Guns N' Roses from rough Los Angeles - seem to me to be incapable of playing a bad note. While in Tomsk, I learned they'd be playing in ...

ENJOY ENGLISH SONGS, Tomsk, Russia travel blog

ENJOY ENGLISH SONGS

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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... She'd been a big participator in her class's English discussion with me, absurdly laughing at us then saying something light-spirited in Russian.  She's a ninth-grader.  She'd spoken almost no English when I'd seen her last, and it amazed me to ...

THE MOSCOVIAN KADRIL AND OTHER FUN DANCES, Tomsk, Russia travel blog

THE MOSCOVIAN KADRIL AND OTHER FUN DANCES

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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... , twirled around one another, exchanged partners as we twirled, and began anew.  "Clap!"  Our toes hit the floor.  Quick, Russian music played. We also danced: a polka, in which we men danced with two women - one on each side - and were ...

Moscow - The advanture continues, Moscow, Russian Federation travel blog

Moscow - The advanture continues

A travel blog entry by andrewy

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... ;  For the evening, I decided to catch the famous Russian ballet, since most of tickets already sold out, I settled for a Russian show, quite boring, basically fell asleep the whole time. the 4 actors and actresses just yap the whole way in Russian ( ...

First Night on a Train!, Moscow, Russia travel blog

First Night on a Train!

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... was like nothing I have ever seen on a train, with matching carpets and curtains, even the plates and cups were embossed with the Russian state railways logo.  This was train  number 1, so I should have expected it to be impressive.  ...

DOCUMENT by Justin Breen, Tomsk, Russia travel blog

DOCUMENT by Justin Breen

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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When I offered to show the dean my passport, he called in the specialist on international matters. Oh, that was unforeseen! Unfortunate. The specialist peeled my fake visa out of my passport, and called it a "sticker". Our work relationship was finished. ...

A.S.E.: CLIMB A TREE, Ust-Kumir, Resp. Altai, Russia travel blog

A.S.E.: CLIMB A TREE

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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Upon close consultation with a map, I learned that Bare-Top Mountain's highest point was 2647 m. (8686 ft.) above sea-level. And it wasn't where I'd thought it was. My butt and upper thighs were light-pink from two hours of nude alpine exploring. My butt ...

Russian History Time Line Summary, Moscow, Russian Federation travel blog

Russian History Time Line Summary

A travel blog entry by crowdywendy

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... whom it accuses of being illegal immigrants. Reporter Anna Politkovskaya who exposed the Chechnya abuses is murdered. Former Russian security service officer Alexander Litvinenko, an outspoken critic of the Kremlin living in exile in London, dies of ...

YOUNG FRIENDS, AN OLD HOME, Staryy Oskol, Belgorodskaya Oblast, Russia travel blog

YOUNG FRIENDS, AN OLD HOME

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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... !) and giggled. But, our two-hour ride was a jolly one.  I felt a little overmatched, speaking and joking in Russian, while pinned up against the window, but these were good people, so I spoke to the student about literature, and pretended to ...

The Man Who Sold The World, St Petersburg, Russia travel blog

The Man Who Sold The World

A travel blog entry by foolsgold

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... leave the country.... Could have been worse though - one bloke got chucked off the bus and marched away amidst lots of shouting in Russian. We were the only non-Russian or Estonians on the bus and nobody spoke English so we have no idea what the guy had ...

... AND NEW HOPE, Tomsk, Russia travel blog

... AND NEW HOPE

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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... - A female teacher at my Tomskottish school said, "Our men are weak.  It's our women who are strong." These days, Russian males primarily like to play computer games and/or drink when they're not making money. 5. OLD PEOPLE WORKING - In ...

Mocka and off to The Distant Land of Valuble Furs, Irkutsk, Russian Federation travel blog

Mocka and off to The Distant Land of Valuble Furs

A travel blog entry by emmaandemma

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... we sat in and watched a DVD with the honcho in the nice warm and made friends with a cat called Red (except in russian). The next day the whole group seperately but unanimously decided we didnt fancy an hours walk to a museum about the lake so we ...

24 Hours in Moscow Sheremetyevo, Moscow, Russia travel blog

24 Hours in Moscow Sheremetyevo

A travel blog entry by mikeandrachel

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... area we headed through security again where we saw a poorly translated sign which asked us to remove our clothing! There was a scary Russian security lady who was shouting at some poor Chinese man in front of us for putting his shoes in the wrong box. ...

We Get Hopelessly Lost in Moscow..., Moscow, Russian Federation travel blog

We Get Hopelessly Lost in Moscow...

A travel blog entry by crowdywendy

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... being scavenged from excavations of burial sites. Interestingly, the museum's name has no direct associations with the famous Russian poet Pushkin, other than a posthumous celebration of his name and fame. We spent several hours wandering from room ...

Kiev and Moscow, Moscow, Russia travel blog

Kiev and Moscow

A travel blog entry by baileyandkerry

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... German who should be starting a Aberdeen university today but missed his flight, and an English student finishing a phD about some obscure Russian painter. Because it costs over 4pound a pint to go out drinking the hostel reception has turned into a mini ...

ILLEGAL ENTRY #6 (RUSSIA TO UKRAINE), Dombasa, Ukraine travel blog

ILLEGAL ENTRY #6 (RUSSIA TO UKRAINE)

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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... ; Shit.  Russian police are often inhuman monsters.  I handed him my passport.  For strategic purposes, I pretended I didn't speak Russian. The little policeman led me out of the bus and to the police car.  And I sat down in ...

Sightseeing in St Petes, St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

Sightseeing in St Petes

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... are already staying fairly central we headed out down Nevsky Prospekt...taking note of the interesting fashion style that many of the Russian ladies have here and first stop was The Church of the Ressurrection of Christ which was built in 1883 on the ...

Our Trans-Mongolian Rail journey, Omsk, Russia travel blog

Our Trans-Mongolian Rail journey

A travel blog entry by nickiemoore

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... rolling green hills, all the way to the Mongolian border, past many lakes, bright blue under a cloudless sky. The Russian-Mongolian border was an interesting affair with border police, customs officials and sniffer dog checking all cabins. ...

STATION HOPPING, MOSCOW, Russian Federation travel blog

STATION HOPPING

A travel blog entry by andrewy

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... of station worth visiting, namely Novoslobodskaya, Belarusskaya,  Prospekt Mira and Kievskaya. These stations have themes of Russian history, military glory, happy Soviet farmers, and beautiful Frescos, stainglass windows. Majority of the stations ...

Sweet and sour takeway, Vladivostok, Russian Federation travel blog

Sweet and sour takeway

A travel blog entry by the-rambler

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... meets Russia. Rescued from the Japanese by the Russians, and returned to Beijing under friendship agreements. Early 20th century Russian architecture strikes a strange balance with the burgeoning glass and chrome now becoming the hallmark of China's urban ...

Europe..... A Retrospective, Moscow, Russia travel blog

Europe..... A Retrospective

A travel blog entry by foolsgold

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... Moscow, an overpriced hotel that we don't want to talk about. Highlight: The nightclubbing with the young of St Petersburg. Lowlight: Russian techno music. Return Trip: Try as I might, and with all respect to Russia, I can't think of an occasion ...

Now we know cold!, Irkutsk / Bolshoi Golostnoe, Russian Federation travel blog

Now we know cold!

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... which is enough for cars - they drive straight across the lake from one side to the other! We then had the experience of a Russian Banya (Sauna) of which we were initially a little sceptical (where do you get changed, do you have to walk from the ...

THE ALTAIANS, Ust-Koksa, Resp. Altai, Russia travel blog

THE ALTAIANS

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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... nbsp; The rural Respublika Altai has been lazy, or apathetic, about getting rid of its communism reminders. And the remaining, Russian part of the region's 250,000 people could also be interesting.  I camped beside First Multinskyy Lake, spacious ...

Kremlin, Moscow, Russian Federation travel blog

Kremlin

A travel blog entry by andrewy

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... thing that kind of frustrates me is that there aren't that many people who speaks English. I guess once I started the converstion in Russian, they just assume I am fluent and start talking really fast.  I still have to think to come up with words, ...

Catherine Palace, Pushkin, Russian Federation travel blog

Catherine Palace

A travel blog entry by andrewy

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... couple from China and we started chatting in Mandarin. Its sure is a nice break to be able to COMMUNICATE again.  I wish my Russian is better...  I got Mr. Xia's attention when he was waiting in line to get in but couldn't figure out where the ...

LOOKING FOR WORK IN A NEW TOWN (A MANUAL), Tomsk, Russia travel blog

LOOKING FOR WORK IN A NEW TOWN (A MANUAL)

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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... trip from the Czech Republic.  You saw a few countries, you changed money when you needed to, you bought a handy Russian road atlas.  The hitchhiking worked well, you paused often to swim and rest when tired.  The unfamiliar world was ...

St Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

St Petersburg

A travel blog entry by danly

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... . It seems English is a little more common here but still rarely spoken.  I am starting to get better at reading the Russian characters which helps occasionally but only really in the metro.  The metro here is not as impressive as the one in ...

Freezing in Siberia! (not finished), Olkhon Island, Lake Baikal, Russia travel blog

Freezing in Siberia! (not finished)

A travel blog entry by bootsmade4wlkin

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THE SEARCH FOR THE ...

Day 8, Taiga, Russia travel blog

Day 8

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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I didn't wake till 10am after a great nights sleep (booze induced and we got that window closed finally). After a big breakfast we stopped at Omsk and I went and found Bristol Steve who had an extendable squeegee sponge. I mixed up some travel wash and ...

Day 7, Sverdlovsk, Russia travel blog

Day 7

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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... chocolate. For drink I bought vodka, beer and water. Most of what I've listed can also be bought from the babushkas (old Russian women) on the platforms we stop at. There's also a restaurant carriage which isn't as overpriced as everyone seemed to ...

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