Summer comes to Russia July 5th 2010 After months of only going outside when absolutely necessary the weather starts to relax. The temperatures drop from the minus twenties to the minus teens. There are several false starts when zero is approached, we think the snow is going to melt but then the temperature drops again. Eventually it seems to settle between minus and plus five and the snow does melt. For a month the city is awash wit ... read more
Europe » Russia » Centre » Kaluga 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
I run a small but successful fixer / interpreter service organising trips to hard-to-reach parts of Siberia, the Arctic and the Russian Far East, in particular the Yamal Peninsula and the Polar Urals . I write whenever I get the chance, which is not so often any more. My writing on Siberia has been published in The Geographical, The Calvert Journal and Travel Addict. I am also a permanent paid contributor to the Globespots online travel guide.
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