My Travels: Russia
Another country with bad press that deserves better is Russia:
The people were great when I was there in 1990--they were deep feeling,
philosophical and quite sincere and often well-educated. The last few years
have really seen a lot of changes, but it still has an incredible amount
to offer. There is the architecture and the little signs that say, "Pushkin
lived here..." (Note: This text dates from 1997. Things have
changed dramatically in recent years).
My Trips to Russia and the ex-USSR:
- After The Soviet Union: A book about the
former USSR, 2006. From
1998 - 2001, I traveled all over Russia and the Former USSR including the
following regions/major cities: Moscow, Sergei Posad, St. Petersburg,
Novgorod, Saratov, Barnaul (Altai
Krai), Ivanovo, Suzdal, Vladimir, Belgorod, Tyumen, Lipetsk, Tartarstan/Kazan,
Volgograd, Astrakhan, Irkutsk/Lake Baikal, Amur/Blagoveshchensk and the Chinese border,
Bashkortostan/Ufa, Yaroslavl, Rostov-Veliky, Rostov on Don, Voronezh, Krasnodar, Khabarovsk
and Vladivostok. Outside Russia, I visited Kiev, Crimea (Ukraine), Samarkand,
Tashkent, Bukhara (Uzbekistan),
Tallinn, Tartu (Estonia) and Vilnius (Lithuania). If you're wondering where these
places are, here is a map.
- Russia/Former USSR Photo
Site: This page is the big collection of 1998-2004 Russia and former
- My Personal Photos and
Diary Entries from Russia:
These are just a random collection of photos of Yeva, work and a few odds and
ends from my time in Russia. This is NOT the big travel photo or writing collection. For photos and
descriptions of the Russian regions and the former USSR, see above.
- The Soviet Union 1990: Moscow, Leningrad, Petrodvorets, Pushkin,
Tallinn, Riga. Note that many of the photos in this collection are
more than 15 years old.
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