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Useful Resources for Tourists Visiting Russia
Useful Resources for Tourists Visiting Russia

A compendium of 13 useful websites for persons interested in traveling to Russia, covering everything from the latest visa information to cruises, to what not to do when in Russia (etiquette).

Finding Russian Adventures
Finding Russian Adventures

A guide, with links, to adventure travel in Karelia and beyond.

Tags: adventure, travel, karelia
Tokyo Declaration
Tokyo Declaration

Document between Russia and Japan, May 5, 1986.

Tags: tokyo, japan, kuril, russia
Jarkov Mammoth

Finding the remains of the prehistoric giant mammoth in the far reaches of northern Siberia is not an unusual occurrence. Bones and tusks reveal themselves when the permafrost thaws. However, the discovery of an intact mammoth is something for scientists to get excited about.

Tags: siberia, wooly mammoth
Chechnya; Land of Conflict

Republic of Chechnya and Russia; ancient ethnic conflict in modern times.

Tags: chechnya, war
Dagestan - Islamic Center and War Zone
Dagestan - Islamic Center and War Zone

Dagestan Republic, the war with Chechyna and the battle for ancient Islamic homeland.

Tags: dagestan, chechyna, war, islam
Weather Across Russia
Weather Across Russia

Check current conditions and forecasts for several Russian cities.

Tags: weather, forecasts, russia
Doukhobors of Russia
Doukhobors of Russia

Part II of this feature

Tags: doukhobors, russia, canada, native people
Doukhobors of Russia
Doukhobors of Russia

The origins, persecution and emigration to Canada of the Russian religious sect known as the Doukhobors. A direct result of Nikon's reforms and resulting Church schism, learn about their beliefs and culture.

Tags: doukhobors, russia, canada, native people
Shaman and Native Mysticism
Shaman and Native Mysticism

The term Shaman is both a noun and a verb. It is from the Tungus language and is seen as saman or haman. The actions of the Shaman are, what western explorers referred to as, Shamanism. It is the oldest known demonstration of human spirituality.

Tags: shaman, siberia, spirituality
Golden Khokhloma
Golden Khokhloma

Unique and enchanting folk art from the region of Transvolga.

Tags: russian, khokhloma, folkart
String of Pearls
String of Pearls

Russia and Japan have yet to sign a WWII peace treaty. At the center of the dispute are four ancient volcanic islands, part of the Kuril Islands help by Russia and known to Japan as the Northern Territory.

Tags: russia, kuril, japan