Around and about in Arctic Siberia January 26th 2012 The train took us out of Moscow's suburbia with its usual rapidity and into the land of snow-coated wooden cottages, picket fences and endless forest that would greet our every glance through the train window for the next forty eight hours before thinning out into sub-Arctic forest tundra on our journey's third and final day.
We passed Rostov Veliky, turrets on the gentle, whitewashed wal ... read more
Europe » Russia » Siberia 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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