Things worth knowing on the travel front.
Our last stop on the Children of 1917 expedition was Finland, namely Tampere, the country's second largest city, where we met our final two heroes.
Minsk is a city built for giants. And it is where we met a great soul, Maria Fyodorovna Rylik, who dedicated her life to teaching and her family.
On borders, learning Polish, the influence of culture, and the importance of a sense of humor.
A second post from Krasnoyarsk, where we meet a poetry-writing, rug-weaving centenarian.
Krasnoyarsk: knocking down stereotypes about Siberia and meeting a centenarian who will not be stopped.
Revolutions, including that Great October one, are not a popular topic in Russia today. Nonetheless, we take a photo feature look at how 1917 shaped Russia’s northern capital.
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A train ride, a war hero, sunflower fields, and the Loch Ness monster - just another day on the road for the Children of 1917 team.
In which we move east to Samara, on the Volga River, and meet two centenarians living alone in very different ways.
In which we are reminded of a 1924 decision about train schedules.
Given the historical and personal realities she faced, Maria Konyayeva was very unlikely to live to 100 when she was born in 1917. And yet here she is.
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