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Victory Day In Russia - One Vignette

Dear Readers:

Congratulating everyone with May 9 Victory Day, celebrating Soviet defeat of the invading Nazi hordes.  There will be much coverage of the big parade in Moscow and the Immortal Host marches. 466 more words

Human Dignity

The warmth of Siberia

London to Ho Chi Minh by train (and boat!): Day 13.

So pleased that it was white with snow for our arrival to Siberia. Wouldn’t really want it any other way as it fit perfectly with my expectations. 230 more words

A Weekend Hockey Game in Astana - Barys vs Avangard

Last weekend I got a ticket from a friend to watch the local hockey team, Barys, play in the giant arena near the university campus.  She picked me up at a nearby mall and we met another one of her friends at the arena for the game.   142 more words


Day 21: China Railway from Moscow to Beijing (Trans-Siberian Day 3)

And I’m back in Asia! I probably crossed the border from Europe to Asia at the exact midpoint of my 40-day trip.

This morning, I opted to try the cheaper a la carte items on the menu instead of ordering the breakfast set. 292 more words

Trip Reports

40.1 - “No Thought Trials in the USSR” [Tatyana Khodorovich]

<< No 40 : 20 May 1976 >>

Statement by Tatiana Khodorovich

At trials in Odessa, Moscow, Omsk and Vilnius, people have again been prosecuted and found guilty of thoughts they have expressed – and even thoughts they have not expressed. 844 more words

Judicial Repression

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