I can't believe it's not Russia! July 7th 2011 Actually I can, but I've wanted to use that title for a long time. This blog deserves the diametrically opposite title, "I can believe it's not Russia", but I thought that would be too obscure and not instantly recognisable as a reference to a certain brand of margarine. Anyway, the diametric opposition of this blog to its title at least links the two in some way.
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Europe » Ukraine » Lviv Ukraine was the center of the first Slavic state, Kievan Rus, which during the 10th and 11th centuries was the largest and most powerful state in Europe. Weakened by internecine quarrels and Mongol invasions, Kievan Rus was incorporated into the Gran... ... 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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