Monthly Archives: May 2017

Siberian Rail: Beijing to Moscow

The train journey from Beijing into Mongolia, across Siberia and finishing in Moscow is one of the most epic of itineraries linking two very large countries. This journey aboard a very comfortable train covers almost 8000 kilometres/5000 miles all in two weeks travelling through six time zones and ever changing landscapes. The trip will expose […]

Russia’s Climate and Geography

John Etty examines how far history has been moulded by enviroment, Modern textbooks on Russian history often include an introductory chapter on the country’s climate and natural geography. Writers, it seems, believe Russia’s physical environment is either so significant or so widely misunderstood that students must receive an explicit description. Natural geography and climate are […]