Russia & Belarus

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Lonely Planet, 2006 - Travel - 792 pages
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Cosmopolitan cities, bubbling volcanoes, spectacular mountains and breathtaking art - Russia is as diverse as it is dramatic, while Belarus satisfies those in search of a Soviet experience. Untangle the conspiracy theories and immerse yourself in the rich heritage-from Minsk to Moscow, Siberia to Kamchatka, make sure you're carrying this best-selling guide to the world's most enigmatic destination. Cultural context-in-depth background information brings you up to date on Belarusian politics and Tuvan throat-singing ; Discerning reviews - hand-picked listings from our team of expert authors reveal Moscow's swankiest clubs and Siberia's finest adventure tours ; 140+ MAPS - detailed, grid-referenced maps throughout ;Comprehensive language chapter-includes Cyrillic script
 

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Contents

The Authors
17
Itineraries
23
Snapshot
29
The Culture
70
Dangers Annoyances
138
Activities
159
Walking Tour
168
Eating
176
Around RostovonDon
457
Sochi
463
Around Sochi
469
Kislovodsk
477
Teberda
485
Siberia
494
Tobolsk
501
Around Omsk
508

Entertainment
182
AROUND MOSCOW
190
Golden Ring
200
Bogolyubovo
206
Yaroslavl
213
PereslavlZalessky
219
Orientation
226
Dangers Annoyances
243
Lomonosov
248
Activities
269
Eating
278
Drinking
284
Getting There
290
Oranienbaum
295
Gatchina
302
Western European
308
Oryol
315
Smolensk
322
Around Novgorod
333
KALININGRAD
341
Chernyakhovsk
351
Around Petrozavodsk
360
Monchegorsk
366
Around Monchegorsk
380
ARKHANGELSK
386
Volga Region
403
Around Nizhny
411
Around Samara
420
Around Astrakhan
428
Around Perm
435
Around Yekaterinburg
443
Around Ufa
450
Around Novosibirsk
514
Around Tomsk
520
GornoAltaisk
526
Towards Mt Belukha
534
Around Abakan
541
Kyzyl
548
Around Krasnoyarsk
559
WESTERN BAM
561
Around Irkutsk
575
Tunka Valley
581
Around Severobaikalsk
587
Around UlanUde
594
Around Chita
601
Khabarovsk
607
Around Khabarovsk
613
Around Primorsky Territory
622
Around Sakha Republic
631
Around Sakhalin Island
640
Around Petropavlovsk
648
Environment
664
Activities
671
Entertainment
677
Around Brest
686
Turau
693
Discount Cards
704
Transport
722
Getting Around
731
BELARUS
745
Health
748
Index
773
Siberia p496
787
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Author Simon Richmond lives in Japan, is an anime expert and co-authors the award-winning "Rough Guide to Japan

Mark Elliott has been employed by the IBM Corporation since the early 1990s as a software engineer and project manager. As a Lotus® Notes® professional, he has been designing, developing, and implementing commercial Notes and Domino applications for industry clients such as IBM, Eastman Kodak, Qualex, Invensys, and Vanity Fair. Prior to joining IBM, he worked as an Application Programmer for the U.S. Department of Defense and as a Quality Assurance Software Engineer for the McDonnell Douglas (Boeing) Corporation. Mark is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia, where he received an interdisciplinary bachelor of arts degree in computer science. He also has a Master’ s Certificate from George Washington University in Project Management. Mark has been certified as a Project Management Professional by the Project Management Institute (PMI). In addition to application development and project management, Mark has authored and been issued numerous patents for the IBM corporation. One of those patents pertains to distribution of Lotus Domino connection documents across multiple network domains.  

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