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Island Olkhon

Folk Songs, Jew Harpists and a visit to the North once more

August 9th 2012
The guides aren't drunk, the sun is out, there's hardly a breeze in the air and were all sitting in a Russian minivan. We're traveling to the north part of the island, having managed to successfully secure some sober tour guides. The cape itself is ominous and surrounded by white cliffs. It is due to these cliffs that the cape received its ominous name as Khoboy means white fa ... 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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