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Historical Moscow Accommodation

  • WRITTEN BY Brent McCunn
  • DATE June 4, 2021

Where to stay when you stay a few days at a stop on the Trans Siberian? The Trans Siberian offers all levels of accommodation, from backpackers to homestays and then...

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Steam Train Travel in Karelia Russia

  • WRITTEN BY Brent McCunn
  • DATE March 11, 2021

Whilst this restored steam train does not operate on the main Trans Siberian train line many Transibers make extensions to other regions of Russia. Karelia is popular and for steam...

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Russian E-Visa Suspended

  • WRITTEN BY Brent McCunn
  • DATE January 14, 2021

Russian E-Visa Suspended! The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has postponed the issuing of electronic visas to foreigners, despite the system being ready for implementation. The decision has been taken in...

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New Design Russian Railway Tickets

  • WRITTEN BY Brent McCunn
  • DATE January 13, 2021

Russian Railways has introduced a new design for electronic train tickets. It was developed according to the wishes of passengers. The upgraded tickets are more informative and personalised. They contain...

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Russian Cows Wear Winter Brrrrr…a

  • WRITTEN BY Brent McCunn
  • DATE January 8, 2021

At this time of year we love our stories from Russia highlighting the VERY cold things that happen throughout Russia. If you make a winter Trans Siberian journey some day...

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Update on the new e-visa for Russia which starts on the 1st of January 2021.

  • WRITTEN BY Brent McCunn
  • DATE December 10, 2020

As we have indicated in previous posts about this the e-visa only applies to certain nationalities and is for a limited duration – not enough time to make a full...

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As always, we need a bit of humour in these days! A Russian film maker has provided just that!

  • WRITTEN BY Brent McCunn
  • DATE November 26, 2020

‘Russian Cyberpunk Farm’. This superb pseudo-documentary – read satirical – film highlights the funny side of life on a technologically advanced Russian farm – but with a ‘between the eyes’...

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SIBERIA – an area everyone doing a Tran Siberian will experience.

  • WRITTEN BY Brent McCunn
  • DATE November 17, 2020

Siberia, as a term to illustrate, ‘Stunning wilderness’ is not usually found outside Russia.   However, our Kiwi readers can experience a bit of the names magic! Not quite the...

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Autumn on the Trans Mongolian Route

  • WRITTEN BY Brent McCunn
  • DATE October 13, 2020

We were tempted to write this post after an aerial (drone) photo came to us. It is hard to get such an image unless you are a local! The Photo...

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Newly restored River Terminal Moscow. Icon of Soviet era design

  • WRITTEN BY Brent McCunn
  • DATE September 14, 2020

River cruising has always been popular in Russia and now, Trans Siberian enthusiasts have a newly restored classic Stalinist Style building to add to their architectural sightseeing in Moscow. For...

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