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The Murman Coast
March 01, 2015

The Murman Coast

By Nicky Gardner

The remote Russian-Norwegian-Finnish borderlands offer some of the starkest contrasts between cultures and history you will find anywhere on Earth.

Field of Dreams
May 01, 2014

Field of Dreams

By Laura Williams

For years, photographer Igor Shpilenok has sought out the elusive wild tulips of Southern Russia and Kalmykia. Last spring he finally saw them. Sort of.

World's End
March 01, 2014

World's End

By Nikolai Gernet

The North can bewitch you, as Nikolai Gernet is reminded when he visits one of Russia’s most remote and attractive outposts.

Take Plenty of Vitamin D to Sochi
February 09, 2014

Take Plenty of Vitamin D to Sochi

By Mikhail Ivanov

So you, dear readers, think that the Olympics is all about sports? Nay! It is of course all about the souvenirs! And about how a miserly correspondent is supposed to buy them in sufficient quantity for the many friends and family left behind on the "mainland" while he is "roughing it" in Sochi...

Beyond the Games
January 01, 2014

Beyond the Games

By Mikhail Plotnikov

After the games are over and the crowds have gone home, Sochi will still be Sochi. We look at what this Black Sea resort has to offer visitors beyond Olympic wonders.

Stolby and Stolbisty
November 01, 2013

Stolby and Stolbisty

By Laura Williams

Just beyond Krasnoyarsk is a national park catering to adventurous travelers. Recent upgrades show what Russia’s national park system could become.

The Siberian Tea Road
May 01, 2013

The Siberian Tea Road

By Masha Nordbye

The Great Siberian Tea Road, a historic and legendary route that once connected China and Siberia with European Russia, was one of the world’s longest trade arteries. We retrace its path, geographically and culturally.

The Heart of the Trans-Siberian
November 01, 2011

The Heart of the Trans-Siberian

By Natalya Beskhlebnaya

It was the last, most difficult part of the Trans-Siberian to build – a 90 km stretch of railway bending around Lake Baikal’s southern coast. To this day it preserves the ethos of its age and is the symbolic heart of the 9,289 kilometer rail line.

Candy Land
July 01, 2011

Candy Land

By Lada Bakal

Just a few hours’ drive from Moscow is the wonderfully preserved, ancient town of Kolomna. And here, amidst golden-domed churches and a beautifully restored kremlin, there is a hidden gem of a museum.

Cycling Across Russia
March 01, 2011

Cycling Across Russia

By Levi Bridges

Two young Americans decide to ride across the breadth of Eurasia, and spent 162 days traversing 6000 miles of Russian roads (and non-roads). They survived. And they brought back this tale.

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