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... just watchers not workers, even when it's obviously a big struggle for me, to get this load alone up the stairs. After managing this, the race continues, in Russia you have to enter the wagon where your seat is, you can't just walk through all wagons until you reach your seat, you have to show your ticket and passport at the door of your wagon, would you not run, chances are high, the bike would leave without you!
At least once all this was over, there was ...
... and spent
the rest of the war years in a Nazi POW camp. He was smart enough to ditch
his Jewish identity card and take the papers of a dead Russian before he was
While he was imprisoned, his parents had fled Odessa with his younger
siblings to Siberia and survived the war there. After 4 years as a POW.
Alexandr was interred by the KGB for another 2 years (they didn't trust
returning Russian POWs and had to "reeducate" them) before he ...
... citizens of Khabarovsk like to cross the border (which they can do without a visa) for the cheap shopping and food on the Chinese side.
During the time of Stalin, Khabarovsk was the site of a huge transit camp for exiles and political prisoners being shipped off to the gulags in the interior of Siberia. Alexander Solzhenitsyn was one of the more prominent dissidents to have passed this way on his way to the labour camp in ...
... after the Russo-Japanese war of 1904-5, threatened to cut off the vital port of Vladivostok off from the rest of Russia. Prior to this, the line to Vladivostok ran through Manchuria.
Can't say that I'm doing terribly much during the day. I watch the country go by. I read, I eat. I nap. I think.
Just before dinner I had a young Russian couple, Roman and Natasha, join me in my cabin. They seemed quite nice ...
... doing for a while. The fields around the main road and railway are flooded, and when I went for a wander and, later, a run, I found the roads by the river were waterlogged. There were sandbags to protect businesses, though I think they had been out down after the water and then they'd pumped out the water, rather than stopping it before it got there. I was hungry, so hit the supermarket, superbly positioned just over the road from the ...