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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
August 20, 2017
The Orphan
The Orphan

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.

By Paul E. Richardson
Tags: travel, children of 1917, health
August 18, 2017
Zombies, a Swampy Lake, and a New Shirtless Challenge
Zombies, a Swampy Lake, and a New Shirtless Challenge

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.

By Alice E.M. Underwood
Tags: Memorial, zombies, metro, Sladkoe, Kazakhstan, Russia
August 17, 2017
Zenly Down the Road
Zenly Down the Road

For all the romanticism commonly associated with world travel, the brutal reality is that it is often a very un-romantic undertaking to move the meat that is our bodies around in the world.

By Paul E. Richardson
Tags: travel, humor, children of 1917, health
August 14, 2017
Taking Care
Taking Care

Meet two more of our heroes whose long lives have surely been made possible by the care of their family and community.

By Paul E. Richardson
Tags: travel, children of 1917, health
August 10, 2017
Eating, Drinking, and Putin's New Look
Eating, Drinking, and Putin's New Look

Beachgoers bathe in potable sludge, Russians weigh in on replacements for sanctioned food, and the Kremlin revamps funerals. Plus, Putin goes fishing. 

By Alice E.M. Underwood
Tags: Putin, sanctions, Kremlin, Sochi, Russia
August 10, 2017
A One Act Play in Nine Scenes
A One Act Play in Nine Scenes

Any good expedition has its lighter moments. We have collected nine such scenes from recent days into a one-act play for your enjoyment.

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