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How to be patriotic to a nonexistent country, get a proper education, and deal with a highway through your house. Plus buildings, bridges, and bratwursts to die for.
Krasnoyarsk: knocking down stereotypes about Siberia and meeting a centenarian who will not be stopped.
On the importance of coffee, academicians, a museum, a rooster, the harvesting of turf, and collectivization.
On the importance of coffee, academicians, a museum, a rooster, the harvesting of turf, and collectivization. Oh, and Novosibirsk.
Burger King makes money (its own), broke taxi passengers turn green, and summertime snow. Plus, a ballerina with a backup plan, Borodino, and the Museum of Death.
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.
Elections are the new dinner and a movie. Plus, Moscow's heading east, rap battles get a bad rap, and pickles and melons galore.
Photographic proof that all we have done on this trip is work, work, work... and nap.
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.
A not-quite lake makes a splash, zombies on public transit, and problems memorializing history's tragedies. But on the bright side, shirtless men and hippos.