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 Post subject: An Englishman's Year in Siberia
Post Number:#1  PostPosted: 06 Mar 2009 11:51 
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An Englishman's Year in Siberia

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This is a very interesting story of an Englishman living for a year and a half in Siberia- a tale of romantic entanglements, visits to uranium mines, nights spent in the tents of Mongolian nomad families, filming advertisements for manicures, muggings, mafia and above all the wonderful friendship and kindness that come to all who spend a little time getting to know Russia.

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Russia: a country barely understood by foreigners and only a little less baffling to Russians themselves. Russia is life in the raw. No ordinary story of a traveller passing by, An Englishman in Siberia is packed with considered observations on the many differences between Russian and Western life. As the natives say, “Once you leave, you will miss Siberia but you will not know why”. Perhaps this story will shed just a little light on why this vast land claims a part of the soul of all who come to know her.

Chita Town - Siberia

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Airport

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Church

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Lenin and Lenina Square

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Lenina Square

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Post Ofice and part of the Town

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University

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The Afghan War Museum


Read the whole story here: An Englishman's Year in Siberia by James Brooks

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Post Number:#2  PostPosted: 06 Mar 2009 19:50 
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Nice introduction wiz and very nice photos too!

You obviously enjoy photography ;)

I just started reading James story and appears to be very interesting indeed. The experience with the police was very enlightening and made a good reading too.


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Yes Keith

I enjoy photography but these are not my photos.

I will continue posting photos from other town and places when I have more time.

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