Russia, Ukraine and Belarus

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Lonely Planet, 1996 - Travel - 1193 pages
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Russia, Ukraine and Belarus are countries transformed. Where once only state-run tours could go, the independent traveler on any budget now finds opportunities opening up on all sides. This practical guidebook takes you to all points of this vast region, from the birthplace of the Eastern Orthodox churches and the last resting place of the Soviet Union to the forests and volcanoes of Siberia and the Russian Far East.

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Noble et al. take the complex and vast country of Russia (covering 11 time zones), adds a couple of newly independent nations (Ukraine and Belarus), and provide a coherent distillation of how to ... Read full review

Contents

EUROPEAN RUSSIA
12
FACTS ABOUT EUROPEAN RUSSIA
21
Government 51 Religion
54
FACTS FOR THE VISITOR
81
Planning Your Trip 81 Useful Organisations 102 Maps
117
Money _ 94 Laundry Ill Highlights
138
Tourist Offices 101 Books 113 Drinks
150
GETTING THERE AWAY
160
FACTS FOR THE VISITOR
715
Maps 720 Work
721
Sea 729 Tours
729
WESTERN SIBERIA
736
The Urals 736 Altay Republic 760 Abakan
772
EASTERN SIBERIA
785
The Western BAM Tynda 796 Ivolginsk Datsan
817
Zheleznogorsk Ilimsky 789 Baikal 806 Sakha Republic
823

Sea 166 Visas for Other Countries
171
Hitching 186 Tours
186
MOSCOW
192
Inner SouthEast 263 Organised Tours
279
The Kremlin 213 Outer North 269 Places to Eat
289
City Centre 220 Outer West 272 Entertainment
300
Inner NorthWest 232 Outer East 276 Getting There Away
306
Inner South 251 River Trips 278 Getting Around
317
AROUND MOSCOW
325
Getting There Away 325 Borodino 334 Vladimir
341
Melikhovo 335 Ivanovo Palekh
353
Istra New Jerusalem Gorki Leninskie 339 Uglich
367
Ring 339 Abramtsevo Khotkovo
373
ST PETERSBURG
375
Vasilevsky Island 419 Entertainment 453
432
AROUND ST PETERSBURG
467
Kronstadt 477 Repino
482
Kursk Battle Memorial 500 Pskov Region 519
495
Staraya Russa
518
NORTHERN EUROPEAN RUSSIA
533
Belomorsk 546 Kandalaksha
564
VOLGA REGION
582
Kazan 589 Ulyanovsk
600
Around Perm 597 RostovonDon
614
Pyatigorsk 631 Around Vladikavkaz
653
THE TRANSSIBERIAN RAILWAY
669
Breaking Your Journey 679 What to Bring
687
FACTS ABOUT SIBERIA THE RUSSIAN FAR EAST
695
Government 707 Religion
709
THE RUSSIAN FAR EAST
828
Around Khabarovsk
838
UKRAINE
873
Geography
881
FACTS FOR THE VISITOR
901
When to Go
908
Orientation
945
Upper Town
951
Andriyivsky Uzviz
958
CENTRAL UKRAINE
979
WESTERN UKRAINE
989
989
1004
Kremenets 1023 Chernivtsi Region
1031
Berezhany 1029 Khmelnytsky Region
1037
Chortkiv 1029 Khmelnytsky
1043
Izmayil
1057
Simferopol 1061 KaraDah Nature Reserve
1087
EASTERN UKRAINE
1094
Zaporizhzhya
1102
FACTS ABOUT BELARUS
1109
Government 1115 Religion
1116
Visas Embassies 1120 Post Telecommunications 1124 Health
1127
GETTING AROUND
1134
Museums Art Galleries 1141 Places to Stay
1143
Things to Buy 1146 Getting Around
1148
Vitsebsk
1161
INDEX
1175
7793 Ulan Ude 812
1182
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About the author (1996)

Noble grew up in the cool, green valley of the River Ribble, England.

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