Russia spans 11 time zones, yet remains shrouded in mystery to many Westerners. Peeling back layers of stereotypes reveals a country of extremes – from grand imperial cities to remote Siberian wilds where few tread. Independent travellers who venture off well-worn paths are rewarded with unexpected discoveries around each curve in the road less travelled.
While iconic sites in Moscow and St. Petersburg show imperial influence, lesser visited regions preserve a sense of time standing still. In the highlands of the Caucasus, traditions passed through generations still define rural life. The Artic’s petty bourgeois maintain a stoic resilience that seems from another era. These dispersed pockets of unvarnished culture offer a glimpse into Russia as it once was.
For those willing to step beyond package tours, a world of possibilities emerges. Join scientists braving Siberia’s backcountry to track elusive species. Pedal deserted roads among tranquil lakes and forests seemingly untouched since Czarists roamed. Partake in scenes rarely witnessed as the nomadic Nenets people whose reindeer herds follow ancient migration routes. In Russia, independence finds its reward for intrepid souls leaving no cultural stone unturned.
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