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My Russian trips

Russia 6: North Caucasus – Dagestan July 8-12, 2013

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Russia 5: North Caucasus – Chechyna July 4 – 8, 2013

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Russia 4: North Caucasus – Ingushetia July 1 – 4, 2013

     

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Russia 3: North Caucasus – North Ossetia-Alani June 28 – July 1, 2013

After my visit to South Caucasus in 2011, I am keen to see North Caucasus, the northern part of the Caucasus region between the Black and Caspian Seas and within European Russia. This region has been synonym for trouble and terrorism and is off the normal tourist trail. When Peter announced his plan last year … Continue reading »

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Russia 2: River Cruise June 23 – 27, 2013

Moscow to Rostov-on-Don June 23 – 27

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Russia 1: River Cruise June 14 – 22, 2013

I joined a tour to North Caucasus from June 28 to July 12 and took an 11-day river cruise from St Petersburg to Moscow before the tour. This cruise is pleasant but nothing compares with my previous ten sea voyages. Nonetheless, I had a chance to learn more about the history of Russia before the 1917 … Continue reading »

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London – Moscow (17): Moscow April 1-2, 2013 & Epilogue

End of trip in Moscow & Epilogue  

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Russia (6): Altai Mountains August 13 – 19, 2012

I first learnt about the beautiful Altai Mountains from Roech’s paintings while passing through Novosibirsk in September 2010.  As my month long Russian tourist visa expired on August 19, I could only make a brief visit to Chemal on my way to Kyrgyzstan. The scenery is stunning and I plan to take a trekking trip … Continue reading »

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Russia (5): Goreley Volcano & PKC August 11-13, 2012

 

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Russia (4): Mutnovsky Volcano August 10, 2012

 

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