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Travel

Rural and urban, geography and travel, the environment and adventure.

March 14, 2017
Tomsk
By Vladimir Dudarev

Tomsk

Vladimir Dudarev takes us to Siberia's wooden architecture and university capital, Tomsk.

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March 10, 2017
Six Great Songs About St. Petersburg
By Elena Bobrova

Six Great Songs About St. Petersburg

Many Russian cities have songs about about them. Here are six of the best ones about Russia's Northern Capital – three by American artists, three by Russians.

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Tags: music, St. Petersburg
March 7, 2017
Saratov
Saratov

Elena Kotova takes us to the streets, beaches, yoga studios and parks of Saratov, a city on the Volga.

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Tags: arctic, White Sea
February 28, 2017
Kaliningrad
Kaliningrad

Alexander Podgorchuk takes us to Russia's westernmost city, Kaliningrad.

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Tags: arctic, White Sea
February 21, 2017
Pskov
Pskov

Accomplished photographer Dmitry Markov takes us on a tour of Pskov, "Where Russia Begins."

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Tags: arctic, White Sea
February 15, 2017
Kandalaksha
By Ilona Isayeva

Kandalaksha

Teacher Ilona Isayeva shares with us some of the charms of Kandalaksha, a small industrial town on the White Sea.

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Tags: arctic, White Sea
February 10, 2017
Veliky Novgorod
By Irina Mordasova

Veliky Novgorod

Journalist Irina Mordasova and photographer Konstantin Chalabov give us a tour of Veliky Novgorod, a history lover's paradise.

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Tags: Veliky Novgorod, Rurik
January 31, 2017
Novosibirsk
By Anton Karliner

Novosibirsk

Photographer Anton Karliner explains why trains, a metro bridge, and World War II have a place in Novosibirsk history.

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Tags: Siberia
January 24, 2017
Tchaikovsky
By Maria Plotnikova

Tchaikovsky

Maria Plotnikova acquaints us with Tchaikovsky. No, not the composer, the town named for him in Siberia's Perm Krai.

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Tags: Tchaikovsky, Kama, Udmurtia
January 17, 2017
Samara
By Kristina Syrchikova

Samara

Photographer Kristina Syrchikova explains what a goose has to do with Samara and the Volga River.

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January 10, 2017
Chelyabinsk
By Anastasia Bogomolova

Chelyabinsk

Artist Anastasia Bogomolova takes us on a tour of Chelyabinsk, famous for its meteorite, tanks, and a very special forest.

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Tags: industry, Urals
January 4, 2017
Yekaterinburg
By Daria Kozinova

Yekaterinburg

Photographer Daria Kozinova takes us on a tour of the capital of the Urals: Yekaterinburg.

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Tags: Urals, Yekaterinburg, Yeltsin
December 20, 2016
Yaroslavl
By Maxim Grigoryev

Yaroslavl

Photojournalist Maxim Grigoryev shares with us his love for his hometown: Yaroslavl.

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December 13, 2016
Tyumen
By Yulia Sulzhenko

Tyumen

Yulia Sulzhenko takes us to her hometown, Tyumen, Siberia's western capital, and the oil and gas capital of Russia.

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Tags: Siberia, oil, Lenin, rasputin
December 6, 2016
Khabarovsk
By Timur Zarudny

Khabarovsk

Timur Zarudny takes us to Khabarovsk, the second largest city in the Russian Far East.

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Tags: Russian Far East, khabarovsk
November 29, 2016
Beslan
By Oksana Yushko

Beslan

Photographer Oksana Yushko offers us a poignant look at Beslan, 12 years after the horrific tragedy there.

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Tags: Beslan, terrorism, Caucasus
November 22, 2016
Kaluga
By Svetlana Tarasova

Kaluga

Photographer Svetlana Tarasova takes us to the heart of Russia: Kaluga. Here, along the Oka River,  the Russian space program began. 

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Tags: space, Oka
November 15, 2016
Volgograd
By Sergei Karpov

Volgograd

Sergei Karpov was born and raised in Volgograd, which he calls "the most depressing of Russia's million-resident cities."

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November 8, 2016
Smolensk
By Irina Novikova

Smolensk

Irina Novikova explains the resilience of Smolensk, its legends, ghosts, churches and fortress. Oh, and why people stop by a city park to stroke the genitals of a bronze deer.

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Tags: world war ii, hitler, architecture, great patriotic war
November 1, 2016
Magadan
By Evgeny Serov

Magadan

Evgeny Serov takes us to Magadan, a city with beautiful ocean views and a Gulag past.

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Tags: Gulag, Far East, Siberia