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Us on the Boat  

Us on the Boat

On the Waterfront - Lake Baikal

October 3rd 2007
Exhausted, tired, knackered we disembarked. The friendships forged were replaced by utter miserable tiredness and we didn't want to even look at one another, Russia, a pot noodle or anything except a pillow. 'Velcom to Irkutsk' beamed Anatoli, our pudding-bowl haircutted cheerful honcho. 'Blah' 'grrr' 'whatever' and 'helllo' greeted him (the latter from the ever cheerful Aussie). He bund ... read more
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Russian Flag Founded in the 12th century, the Principality of Muscovy, was able to emerge from over 200 years of Mongol domination (13th-15th centuries) and to gradually conquer and absorb surrounding principalities. In the early 17th century, a new Romanov Dynas... ... read more
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