Rostov cathedrals.

In Zhivago's footsteps

Paul Edwards leaves Moscow for the sweeping flatlands that even today offer solace and romance in a time of upheaval.

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The other Europe

There's more to Europe than Paris and Prague as Ute Junker discovers with these oft-forgotten treasures.

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Course of history... Kizhi's wooden churches.

Voyage beyond the Volga

Brian Johnston sails into a land of monks, murder and majesty on the river route from Moscow to St Petersburg.

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A Russian war veteran dances during Victory Day celebrations in the far eastern city of Vladivostok

Lost in Vladivostok

At the unfashionable end of the Trans-Siberian railway line, Louise Southerden loses all sense of direction.

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