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Apologies to those who are not cycling nutters

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No cyclist is safe. Timofei has retired from the secret agent business and has become a cycling enthusiast, whether it be motorized or requiring physcial effort. He has built up a stock of photos of all manner of transport resembling … Continue reading

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Last day in Khabarovsk

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Relatively quiet day today, headed off from here and went and spent a few hours in the Regional Museum which covered many of the local animals and history of local people – poets, political party members, heroes of the CCCP … Continue reading

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In the shadow of Graf Nikolai Murav’yov-Amurckiy

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date: 24 Sep 2014 In Khabarovsk, the main street is called Ulitsa Muravyova-Amurskogo. It changes name to Karla Marxa at Lenin Square, and of course, there is a Lenin Street. There is a statue of Muravyov-Amurskiy in the park adjacent … Continue reading

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Monday night 22nd Sept – off to Khabarovsk – The Far East

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Had a wonderful day down at Listvjanka which is the town that serves lake Baikal. After we collected our bus ticket we tried to find a coffee because we still had a 2 hour wait for the bus. I will … Continue reading

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Space program

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Moscow, Wednesday: Мемориальный музей космонавтики The Russian Space Program has suffered a huge set-back. Our incompetent heroes have sought to provide their expertise to the program.Sergei Korolev, from his deathbed, strenuously advised against seeking assistance from these fools. His last … Continue reading

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Moscow and the Cosmos Museum

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We were going to go on the Red Bus today but changed our minds because the sun was not shining so headed towards the Cosmos museum at Bdnx where there were statues of Yuri Gagarin  and other astronauts in Russia’s … Continue reading

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Moscow Metro

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As dawn broke over Moscow on this autumn day, young people scurried about, wrapped against a slight chill, going to work, going home, jumping onto crowded trams, marching to the beat of the city. Traffic snarled, trams clanked a blacksmith’s … Continue reading

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