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September 11, 2017
Of Rivers, Mines, and a Lake
Of Rivers, Mines, and a Lake

Two days in Irkutsk and one on Baikal, where we meet a soft-spoken mechanic and visit two very different tourist destinations.

By Paul E. Richardson
September 8, 2017
The Teacher
The Teacher

A second post from Krasnoyarsk, where we meet a poetry-writing, rug-weaving centenarian.

By Paul E. Richardson
Tags: siberia, children of 1917, 1917
September 7, 2017
Fake Countries, Sausages, and Mystery Highways
Fake Countries, Sausages, and Mystery Highways

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. 

By Alice E.M. Underwood
Tags: sausage, Zaryadye, Zapad, Veishnoria, Russia
September 5, 2017
Marfa's Three Lives
Marfa's Three Lives

Krasnoyarsk: knocking down stereotypes about Siberia and meeting a centenarian who will not be stopped.

By Paul E. Richardson
Tags: siberia, children of 1917, 1917
September 2, 2017
First Love
First Love

On the importance of coffee, academicians, a museum, a rooster, the harvesting of turf, and collectivization.

By Paul E. Richardson
September 2, 2017
First Love
First Love

On the importance of coffee, academicians, a museum, a rooster, the harvesting of turf, and collectivization. Oh, and Novosibirsk.

By Paul E. Richardson
Tags: novosibirsk, village life, children of 1917, 1917
August 31, 2017
Burger Bucks, Dyeing of Shame, and Flying Ballerinas
Burger Bucks, Dyeing of Shame, and Flying Ballerinas

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. 

By Alice E.M. Underwood
Tags: borodino, snow, cryptocurrency, burger king, russia
August 29, 2017
The Last Hero
The Last Hero

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.

By Paul E. Richardson
Tags: WWII, travel, children of 1917, health
August 27, 2017
Two Samara Stories
Two Samara Stories

In which we move east to Samara, on the Volga River, and meet two centenarians living alone in very different ways.

By Paul E. Richardson
Tags: travel, humor, children of 1917, health
August 24, 2017
Rap battles, Moscow's move, and mixing dating and politics
Rap battles, Moscow's move, and mixing dating and politics

Elections are the new dinner and a movie. Plus, Moscow's heading east, rap battles get a bad rap, and pickles and melons galore. 

By Alice E.M. Underwood
Tags: rap, Moscow, elections, Mamba, Russia
August 24, 2017
Scenes from the Road
Scenes from the Road

Photographic proof that all we have done on this trip is work, work, work... and nap.

By Paul E. Richardson
August 23, 2017
Another Moment of Zen
Another Moment of Zen

In which we are reminded of a 1924 decision about train schedules.

By Paul E. Richardson
Tags: travel, humor, children of 1917, health