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Days 6 & 7: Central Siberia - Vodka, wooden houses and time zones

After a restful night in Tobolsk, I was mentally prepared to set off on a very long trip through Siberia26 hours in total including three trains and two stop-offs of a bunch of hours each. 2,435 more words

Trans-Siberian Railway


Odds are you have never heard of the Ob River or of Novosibirsk. Perhaps you’ve seen them on a map and wondered. Well, the Ob is the Mississippi River of Siberia (well, one of three…but the Ob is the biggest). 792 more words


Hello from 5000 miles away...

It’s been about a month since my last post (sorry not sorry) but I’ve been on three amazing holidays. It’s okay to be jealous, it’s just part of human emotions. 606 more words


How many cities with over 1 Mio people are in Russia?

Dear readers,

maybe you thought about, maybe not: how many cities with over 1 Mio people does Russia actually have?

I actually thought about the topic before I started to investigate and to read about it and the first obvious two were Moscow and St.Petersburg, but there are several more, of which some are a surprise to me! 61 more words


On a Rope

Artem Kravchenko
January 22, 2015 • Razvilka, Moscow Region

Re: words and deeds

My elder brother has a wife and four children, aged almost zero to nine years old. 319 more words


Fulbright Update and New Publication News

There’s been a substantial change to my Fulbright situation: instead of living and working in Petrozavodsk, a town in the northwest portion of the country near Finland, I’ll now be stationed in Novosibirsk, in the south-central part of the country. 547 more words

Novosibirsk and Beyond

On the journey, the Trans-Siberian railway crosses several large rivers.  One of these is the River Ob just before a large city called Novosibirsk

We made one of our longer stops at Novosibirsk and Sergei is from there so it’s worth spending a bit of time on it.  511 more words