070714 073421  Vlad - Sharon Hudgens, who taught for the University of Maryland in Vladivostok and Irkutsk and is a noted author of books on Siberia, gives her first lecture on the history of the Trans-Siberian Railroad. : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070713 184916  Vladivistok - skyline from our hotel window. Vlad was a closed military city, closed even to Russian citizens. It was opened to foreign visitors only in 1990. It was a strategic deep water port which was only frozen over two months of the year. The city is the least modern of those we visited. The streets are clogged with second-hand, right-hand drive Japanese cars. : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070714 092455  Vlad - local firefighters : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070714 092737  European architecture found in Vladivostok : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007] 
070714 093206  Vlad - Arsenev Regional Museum displaying items from the early history of this Pacific port : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070714 094338  Shall we dance. : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070714 095140  Early guides : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070714 100141  Vlad - life preserver from from a 19th centruy Russian sailing ship, The America : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007] 
070714 101900  Judaica found in Vladivistok : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070714 102334  Samovar : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070714 103042  Motorcycle used by Russian Troops in World War II or "The Great Patriotic War" as the Russians called it. : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070714 103052  War Memorabilia : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007] 
070714 103339  War Memorabilia, note picture of Joseph Stalin : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070714 104307  Baskin Robbins : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070714 111148  Our first Russian lunch - quite a spread : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070714 133943  Visit to a Russian cemetery. Generally there is a table near by the grave site. The bereaved party would go out to visit and have a meal - or at least some vodka - with the deceased. : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007] 
070714 134101  New grave style. : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070714 134131  Note the table in the foreground. : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070714 134709  Soviet Naval person : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070714 142203  Entire family met their death on the same day. : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007] 
070714 150009  Russian Missile boats in Vlad harbor : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070714 150046  View of the harbor : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070714 150315  Lynne and Steve Malley : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070714 150322  Russian youth, often seen with open beer bottles at all times of day : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007] 
070714 150709  Russian youth, often seen with open beer bottles at all times of day : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070714 150719  Russian wedding party : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070714 155933-2  Scene inside GUM department store : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070715 061540  Our hotel room. The pouch contains an escape rope. If we understood the directions correctly, in the event of a fire we were to open the window and throw the pouch out. It is connected to the area above the windows and will drop to the ground. Then we were to rappel down! : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007] 
070715 101814  Russian war memorial. If one visits Russia it is good to learn ahead of time all about World War II and what it did to the Russians. They lost 20 million people. : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070715 101909  Triumphal arch built originally for Tsar Nicholas II in 1902 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070715 102408  The memorial : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070715 102526  Still part of the memorial. This, of course, is a Soviet S-56 submarine. : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007] 
070715 103150  Russian destroyers : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070715 104304  Could use some rust removal. : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070715 104559 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070715 104653 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007] 
070715 113458  Our port cruise boat : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070715 114739  Our tour bus. Note all of the fringes. Maybe the driver belongs to a fringe party? : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070715 115228  Lunch : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070715 134402 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007] 
070715 134403 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070715 134453 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070715 134850 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070715 140853 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007] 
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070719 103952 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070719 104101 : Mongolia, [Russia2007]  070719 104617 : Mongolia, [Russia2007]  070719 104648 : Mongolia, [Russia2007] 
070719 124752  Mongolian capitol building. : Mongolia, [Russia2007]  070719 124826 : Mongolia, [Russia2007]  070719 124955 : Mongolia, [Russia2007]  070719 125114 : Mongolia, [Russia2007] 
070719 125230 : Mongolia, [Russia2007]  070719 125349 : Mongolia, [Russia2007]  070719 131042 : Mongolia, [Russia2007]  070719 131204 : Mongolia, [Russia2007] 
070719 134036 : Mongolia, [Russia2007]  070719 134045 : Mongolia, [Russia2007]  070719 135555 : Mongolia, [Russia2007]  070719 135600 : Mongolia, [Russia2007] 
070719 135624 : Mongolia, [Russia2007]  070719 140503 : Mongolia, [Russia2007]  070719 140552 : Mongolia, [Russia2007]  070719 141105 : Mongolia, [Russia2007] 
070719 144135 : Mongolia, [Russia2007]  070719 175122 : Mongolia, [Russia2007]  070719 175450 : Mongolia, [Russia2007]  070719 182924-2 : Mongolia, [Russia2007] 
070719 183132 : Mongolia, [Russia2007]  070719 183308 : Mongolia, [Russia2007]  070719 184100 : Mongolia, [Russia2007]  070719 190420 : Mongolia, [Russia2007] 
070719 195206 : Mongolia, [Russia2007]  070719 195315 : Mongolia, [Russia2007]  070719 195318-2 : Mongolia, [Russia2007]  070719 195446-2 : Mongolia, [Russia2007] 
070719 200932 : Mongolia, [Russia2007]  070719 202010-2 : Mongolia, [Russia2007]  070719 202744 : Mongolia, [Russia2007]  070719 203322 : Mongolia, [Russia2007] 
070719 203625 : Mongolia, [Russia2007]  070720 050210-2 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070720 181345  Former KGB headquarters in Ulan Udey. It seemed that at every large city that we were in, one of the largest buildings at the public square was the former KGB headquarters.  The party must have really been afraid of the Russian people. : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070720 181421 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007] 
070720 181701 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070720 200615 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070720 194131 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070720 194155 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007] 
070720 203129 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070720 204648 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070720 205427 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070720 211337  This "old believer" was really quite accomplished on the accordian. : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007] 
070720 212042 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070720 212605 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070720 213058 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070721 101643 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007] 
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070721 192202 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070721 192243-2 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070721 192328 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070721 194724 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007] 
070721 194748 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070721 195403 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070721 195930 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070721 200754 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007] 
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070721 201954 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070721 202434 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070721 202649 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070721 204123 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007] 
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070722 153628 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070722 153829 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070722 153751 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070722 154109 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007] 
070722 154244 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070722 160631 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070722 160842 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070722 161706 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007] 
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070724 121811 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070724 124808-2 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070724 145019 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070724 151828 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007] 
070724 153155 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070724 154934 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070724 153925 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070724 161339 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007] 
070724 192905 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070724 205938 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070725 182109 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070725 182729 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007] 
070725 182810 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070725 182919 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070725 183053 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070725 185053 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007] 
070725 191649 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070725 191940 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070725 192645 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070725 193545 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007] 
070725 195913 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070725 203548 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070725 203736 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070725 203941 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007] 
070725 204109 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070726 105251 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070726 105807  Walls to the Kremlin (fortress) in Kazan  Kazan is the capital of the Tatarstan Republic once ruled by the Turks : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070726 110819 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007] 
070726 113905 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070726 115032 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070726 125659 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070726 125824  Group picture on the restaurant steps. : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007] 
070726 130523 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070726 130115  Is this everybody with the Smithsonian? : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070726 132517 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070726 135243 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007] 
070726 144155 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070726 144551 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070726 144613 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070726 145117 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007] 
070726 145218 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070726 203049 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070726 203803 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070726 204947 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007] 
070726 212224 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070726 213845 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070727 121705 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070727 125035 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007] 
070727 125512 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070727 133558 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070727 140143 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070727 143828 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007] 
070727 145215 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070727 145813 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070727 150337 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070727 150457 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007] 
070727 150532 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070727 150556 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070727 150632 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]  070727 151329 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007] 
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070727 204733 : Places, Russia, Siberia, [Russia2007]