Posts Tagged ‘Russia’

Sixty Degrees North

Sixty Degrees North
The Shetland Islands are a Scottish archipelago located to the northwest of Great Britain. Visitors to Shetland are told that the island lies upon the 60th parallel, as though this means something. And to many locals, it does. For them, the 60th parallel signifies that the archipelago is more than just isolated islands—it is connected
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Restless Empire

Restless Empire
All countries are in some way shaped by their geography, and certainly this applies to Russia, “a nation whose sheer size and diversity have challenged rulers and shaped its identity,” according to the editors of Restless Empire: A Historical Atlas of Russia. This ambitious atlas proves an invaluable resource for both Russian scholars and less-informed
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Monument to Peter the Great

Monument to Peter the Great
Assistant Editor Ashley Bergman Carlin describes a favorite spot she discovered in Moscow, though it took her several passes to see it.   I probably looked at the giant statue before I saw it. Standing just over 320 feet tall (15 feet taller than the Statue of Liberty), it sits where the Moskva River meets
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Best of 2014

Best of 2014
Planning your travels for the new year? Dream of new destinations with the best travel books of 2014. Here are, in our humble opinion, the Year’s Best Reads for the traveler — carefully culled and reviewed for your reading pleasure — including cultural portraits, memoir, photography and, of course, travelogues. The Broken Road. Assembled from Leigh
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