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Surprising Irkutsk, Irkutsk, Russian Federation travel blog

Surprising Irkutsk

A travel blog entry by vine_hooligans

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... been experiencing throughout Asia and even though the Russians are considered European there was still something uniquely strange about the Russian people that I couldn't quite put my finger on. After a few days I slowly began seeing the similarities and ...

HOW TO SURVIVE THE SUMMER, HOMELESS, IN RUSSIA, Tomsk, Russia travel blog

HOW TO SURVIVE THE SUMMER, HOMELESS, IN RUSSIA

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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... things useless to a traveler; canned pig tongues and other disgusting food items; and useful things, such as a black necklace with a Russian Orthodox symbol, which I wear not for its religious meaning but to remember the people who gave it to me. I ...

Man U vs. Chelsea in the Champions League Finals!!, Moscow, Russian Federation travel blog

Man U vs. Chelsea in the Champions League Finals!!

A travel blog entry by madman96

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... the Chelsea side is a blue and white checker board.  The opening ceremony is artistic at best, but gave the Russian hosts a chance to display their creativity and appreciation for the all-English match.  Before I know it, the whistle has ...

ILLEGAL ENTRY #3 (UKRAINE TO RUSSIA), Oktyabrskyy, Belg. Obl., Russia travel blog

ILLEGAL ENTRY #3 (UKRAINE TO RUSSIA)

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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... .) "Don't give me harbor for a gift.  Give me sea."      "We've got enemies.  That means we must also have friends." (two translations of Russian rock classics, sung by Pavel on his guitar) bye. Modern ...

Lake Baikal, Lystvyanska, Russia travel blog

Lake Baikal

A travel blog entry by martinandheike

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... success with getting his ticket after one failed attempt!!! Our cabin companians of four days were a small silent chap and a very typically russian woman of the strong type!!! It's amazing how long or how short a while it takes to get to know your ...

Ra Ra Rasputin, St Petersburg, Russia travel blog

Ra Ra Rasputin

A travel blog entry by natandkat

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... of scribble that some 1st grader put together when he got lost in there and had to make his own way out because the lazy russian caretakers wouldn't get off their chairs to assist. Anyway, I'm moaning now and I'd hate to end on that note. We have ...

Hello Sailor!, Yekaterinberg, Russia travel blog

Hello Sailor!

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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... on numerous occasions but it was quite clear they would serve us when they were good an ready. Another fine example of Russian service! After about 15 minutes of waiting we eventually got served and headed back to the room with our sparking mineral water ...

Must see Moscow, Moscow, Russian Federation travel blog

Must see Moscow

A travel blog entry by vine_hooligans

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... thought of you, O Moscow! Moscow, how much there is in that sound That flows together for the heart of the  Russian.   - A Pushkin (probably most famous Russian poet of all time) from Yevgeny Onegin -    Even the train ...

Thrown out of Red Square, Moscow, Russia travel blog

Thrown out of Red Square

A travel blog entry by hils

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... the square. I decided to sit outside the barrier to see what was going on. About 15 minutes later hundreds of Russian soldiers started marching across the sqaure. Next thing there was the Russian National Anthem booming out of loud speakers all round ...

A SECOND AND A THIRD WALK AROUND TOMSK, Tomsk, Russia travel blog

A SECOND AND A THIRD WALK AROUND TOMSK

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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  Kirova Street (I call all roads "streets," even if they're parallel, perpendicular, intersecting, curving, or upside-down) is very pleasant to walk along, especially on late winter evenings. The two lanes of car traffic are separated by ...

The Vodka Train, Ekaterinburg to Urkustk, Russia travel blog

The Vodka Train

A travel blog entry by hils

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... 50 hours passed very quickly, playing cards most of the time, with Lei and Gerry from Australia. Lana and Maria were 2 Russian girls returning to Irkustk after a year studying in America. They taught us a great Russian card game called fool. Guiseppe ...

Magical Moscow, Moscow, Russia travel blog

Magical Moscow

A travel blog entry by mightylongway

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... and museums rather than giving us any insight into this seat of power. That night, after another frustrating 'experience' of Russian queues and 'customer service' we finally managed to get train tickets to St Petersburg (in a Russian queue you can tell ...

TWO DECADES AFTER PERESTROIKA - PART I, Tomsk, Russia travel blog

TWO DECADES AFTER PERESTROIKA - PART I

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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... vy menya ne ponyal." (Obviously, you didn't understand me.)  This may've been a hint at an insult, towards my not being Russian.  But, I HAD understood him.  I just couldn't believe him.  He said I "take up space" (though I hardly ...

The letdown, Moscow, Russian Federation travel blog

The letdown

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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... , and all it stands for, in the new Russia. So much so that Boris Yeltsin, the first post-USSR president of the Russian Federation, intended to close the tomb and bury Lenin next to his mother in St. Petersburg where, apparently, he wished to spend ...

Krasnayarsk, Krasnyarsk, Russian Federation travel blog

Krasnayarsk

A travel blog entry by mightylongway

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... an overnight train trip along the forested and flat Siberia we arrived in the small city of Krasnayarsk. The town is a fairly average Russian city and we spent most of our time enjoying the nearby attractions. First day there we took a scenic boat trip ...

Olkhon Island, Olkhon, Russian Federation travel blog

Olkhon Island

A travel blog entry by wdtraveltime

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... quality naps, a good chat with the German couple, another trip to the beach. Oh yes, and some reading of depressing Russian writers. Is there nothing commendable at all! - what was Anton Chekhov's problem, too much cabbage and not enough naps? ...

Russia, St Petersburg, Moscow, Russian Federation travel blog

Russia

A travel blog entry by worldramblings

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... upset the sculptor and this was his method of revenge. - Red Square and St. Basils Cathederal. - Tretyakov gallery, great Russian art. - Lenin Mauseleum. Leave your bags and cameras at the luggage deposit. Guards search you as you enter. We ...

Moscow, Moscow, Russia travel blog

Moscow

A travel blog entry by roadtrip

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... miles apart but I eventually found one! All in all, a day of constantly walking and aching legs. Nothing a few cheap strong (16%) Russian beers wont cure! Day 3: I headed down to see the tomb of Lenin. The queue for this was pretty long but luckily the ...

Peter and Paul Fortress, St Petersburg, Russia travel blog

Peter and Paul Fortress

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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Having our breakfast in the deserted hostel we decided to organise our bus onwards to Tallinn, Estonia. Jumping on the ever efficient Metro we headed across town to the Eurolines ticket office. With our tickets in hand we then got the Metro to the ...

First taste of Russia, Irkutsk, Russia travel blog

First taste of Russia

A travel blog entry by mightylongway

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... like rolls with fillings, book diving and accommodation for Lake Baikal and use local transport. Our recognition of the Russian cryllic alphabet gradually improved and we had fun reading different signs and being pleased with ourselves when we could ...

Technotrekker Travel Technologies - FULL LIST, Somewhere near Perm, Russia travel blog

Technotrekker Travel Technologies - FULL LIST

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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A number of readers have asked about the equipment I'm using to produce this travel blog. The answers have been posted in various entries but here's a complete summation of Travel Technologies used, with a few additional notes since I wrote the ...

More Russian than Russia itself, St Petersburg, Russian Federation travel blog

More Russian than Russia itself

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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... 1713 St. Petersburg became the nation's capital and it remained the heart of the country until the 1917 revolution ended the Russian dynasty, with the victorious communists moving the capital back to the more easily defensible Moscow in 1918. For the next ...

10 hours early for a 56 hour train trip, Irkutsk, Siberia, Russian Federation travel blog

10 hours early for a 56 hour train trip

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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... Plus it also meant we'd be spending some 10 hours less on the train than first planned and that's gotta be good when travelling Russian 3rd class, right? What to do So as it was we were duly forced to hang around Irkutsk for the day which was ...

The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation travel blog

The State Hermitage Museum

A travel blog entry by wdtraveltime

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Labyrinth and gargantuan (elaborate and opulent from Doranne) are the descriptors that come to mind when I think about the Hermitage. It is one of the great galleries of the world. Founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great, it houses over 3 million objects ...

Moscow Russia, Moscow, Russia travel blog

Moscow Russia

A travel blog entry by martinandheike

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Well after an interesting experience travelling with some bossy boots old Russian hag and two women (mother and daughter from Siberia) both of whom had pushed their way in front of everyone else queuing to get onto the carriage I had been assigned. (only ...

After 2 sleeps we reach Omsk, Omsk, Russian Federation travel blog

After 2 sleeps we reach Omsk

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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Fustrations, on the rails and off, Yekaterinburg, Russian Federation travel blog

Fustrations, on the rails and off

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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... of the Ural Mountains that separate Europe from Asia. Its claim to fame is as the hometown of Boris Yeltsin, The Russian Federations first democratically elected president after the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. But its better know Russia wide as the ...

The J Bomb, Moscow, Russia travel blog

The J Bomb

A travel blog entry by catters

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Well today was a tuff day of travel, disappointing news from home and a little bit of shock following. I doubt I will ever be more disappointed with someone in my life. Might take a few days to prime myself up to keep on having a good trip. Oh well the ...

St. Petersburg Russia, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation travel blog

St. Petersburg Russia

A travel blog entry by wdtraveltime

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Our kids love to tease us about how organized we are when traveling; one of those good- natured family jokes that benefit from repeat retelling. This trip will be different though as we haven't done much planning at all with the exception of Russia ...

Hello Mockba, Moscow, Russia travel blog

Hello Mockba

A travel blog entry by irax

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We caught the overnight sleeper Down from St P's, very comfy. I had to surpress my giggles at the Americans when they talked about going to 'Moss Cow', mind you, who am I to say anything with the accent that I have. For Moss Cow to beat St P's it was ...

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