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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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Updates on travel to and through Russia

  • WRITTEN BY Brent McCunn
  • DATE August 19, 2020

We still get questions about travel to Russia – at this time. Our bottom line is still – do not. While some parts of Russia are making great efforts to...

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Russian Railways upgrades services on the journey of a lifetime, the epic Moscow – Vladivostok Trans-Siberian route operated by the famous ‘Rossiya’ train

  • WRITTEN BY Brent McCunn
  • DATE August 19, 2020

The 9,259 km (5,752 mile) journey between Moscow and Vladivostok aboard the famous Rossiya (No. 2) train will now take 8 nights, one longer than the previous schedule, but now...

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Mongolian Fusion Music. A vibrant start to your day!

  • WRITTEN BY Brent McCunn
  • DATE June 15, 2020

Mongolia is a favourite part of the Trans Mongolian route for all of us here at transsiberian.com.au Add to this this writers love of local music and in particular ‘Fusion...

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Imperial style St Petersburg apartments still exist!

  • WRITTEN BY Brent McCunn
  • DATE May 20, 2020

St Petersburg is a ‘Palatial City’. The central city is quite compact, compared to other large cities, which makes it easy to get about by walking. Walking everywhere does depend...

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Add this Ballet to your Russian theatre performance wish list!

  • WRITTEN BY Brent McCunn
  • DATE May 14, 2020

Many of us have (and will again) enjoyed Russian theatre be it music, or dance. This writer is, I admit it, a Greekophile and when I see Russian culture embracing...

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Russian Orthodox Easter Traditions

  • WRITTEN BY Brent McCunn
  • DATE April 15, 2020

As we depart western Easter we move towards the orthodox Easter traditions from Eastern Europe and Russia. This writer has gathered together a collection of Russian and Ukrainian decorative, painted...

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