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The Big Bear is laughing

In Siberia, they’ve discovered that nothing warms things up like a Cold War. That is the theme of the President Cafe, a shrine to Russian leader Vladimir Putin. 276 more words


A Window to Siberia

East of Irkutsk the scenery became more interesting and varied.  The railway lines ran alongside rivers of differing sizes and the sunsets were spectacular.  The towns and villages were typically small and so there were not many people in between stations, but rather large open planes, farmland or forest.  762 more words

Out Of The Window

Packing to Fieldwork

As I already had a chance to mention elsewhere, this summer I am going to do a preliminary fieldwork at my fieldsite, in the village of Anosovo in Siberia. 428 more words

Post Soviet Spaces

To Ulan Ude and Beyond

Russia is a huge country having 11 time zones. We have already travelled through 4. Distance between major cities are large often 1000 kms. There are not many accommodation options in between as the country villages have very basic facilities. 777 more words