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... Chita, which is reached only after a fair way up north to circle the Chinese boarder. It leads then to the start of the Russian "finger", where the city of Khabarovsk is situated and from where it goes south to the 800 km distant Vladivostok.
It makes sense, that after all this happenings since that Tuesday, I spend many hours waiting in stations, or on the train.
Russian railway station do not offer much entertaining while waiting, as compare this days ...
... Many were "double" victims - victims of Hitler's Final Solution and
of Stalin's systematic eradication of Jewish life.
Miraculously, our plea worked and it set us on our nearly 30 year effort to
help organizations like CJP, Jewish Federations of North America and the JDC
which undertook the responsibility to reconnect these Jews to their people.
Nearly 120 years ago, 7 of our 8 grandparents were born into Yiddish-Russian
families near the ...
... us!) and not surprisingly, we’re regarded initially somewhat suspiciously by our travel companions! The group is the usual mix of English, American and Australians with a few other nationalities thrown in for good measure. Interestingly, one of our travel companions is a young Ukrainian American woman on honeymoon with her Spanish husband. She had been an NBC journalist who worked on the 2010 presidential election campaign of ...
... this is a city of just 600,000, even now, and has a memorial that large. Not so many names on the modern memorial for Afghanistan etc. The wikitravel entry makes the point that few cities are as much improved by sunshine as this one; today bears that out for me, and lucky for it to be on a Sunday when plenty could, and did, enjoy it. As did plenty of midges, which is a pity but a Siberian summer problem. Summary: 2:00:30, 24.43km. Reading: Gary Rivlin, Broke, USA: From Pawnshops to Poverty ...
... Airport. [He was there for more than five weeks.]
On TV that night were the opening ceremonies of the Universiade, the world university games, being held in Kazan. I’m sure they were using it to practise for the Sochi Olympics next February.
On our first full tour day we did a walking tour to see the central sights like the Bolshoi Theatre, Hotel Metropol and Red Square, which is surrounded by the Kremlin walls, ...