Towards the East – The Trans-Siberian Railway

The Trans-Siberian Railway

Towards the East – The Trans-Siberian Railway For quite some time I have the wish to travel across Russia with the by Tsar Nicholas II built railway. I would like to learn more about the Russian landscape, and about the daily life in different Russian cities. Therefore, traveling by Trans-Siberian Express all the way to Vladivostok… Continue reading

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Leningrad – The Russian rock band that holds nothing back

Leningrad live

If there is one Russian music group that dares to push the bounds of social propriety, it is Leningrad. Founded in 1997 by Sergey Shnurov, they’ve been winding up the political elites of Russia since then. The former Mayor of Moscow even banned them playing in the city for a while. Their reputation, or perhaps… Continue reading

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Moskvarium at the VDNKh

The VDNKh which was once in a pitiful state is being completely transformed. The “pavillons” of the different soviet republics are being renovated, new attractions have been created, including the completely new Moskvarium which included a few months ago. With 12000 m2 and more than 80 tanks, it is one of the biggest aquariums in… Continue reading

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