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Tue, 20 Sep 2011 22:23:00 GMT
Background Briefing on the Secretary's Meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov And Broader Israeli-Palestinian Issues MODERATOR: We have [Senior State Department Official One] and [Senior State Department Official Two] to talk about the
Tue, 20 Sep 2011 22:23:00 GMT
Exactly 50 years after Rudolf Nureyev grabbed the worlds attention as the first major Soviet dancer to defect to the West, another symbolic journey is taking place this time in reverse. David Hallberg performing in the "Kings of the Dance" program at
Tue, 20 Sep 2011 22:22:00 GMT
A Russian hacker who breached the security of RBS' WorldPay service and stole $9m (6m) has had his property sold to compensate the bank. Viktor Pleshchuk's two flats and two cars, a BMW and a Lada, were auctioned off in Saint Petersburg on Monday.
Tue, 20 Sep 2011 22:18:00 GMT
Intelling, a consultancy specializing in secure transactions, just published a new Smart Insights Report titled “Russia Smart Card Market 2012” that investigates in detail the secure transactions industry in Russia, and provides market forecasts for
Tue, 20 Sep 2011 22:17:00 GMT
Bulgarian Development Bank (BDB) contracted a new EUR 31 million credit line with the Black Sea Trade and Development Bank (BSTDB) for financing of small and medium sized enterprises. The Agreement was signed by Mr. Assen Yagodin – Chief Executive
Tue, 20 Sep 2011 22:16:00 GMT
Ukraine and Russia must find a mutual compromise regarding the gas issue, PM Mykola Azarov told a briefing after visiting a Kyiv school. Prime Minister Mykola Azarov hopes that negotiations in Moscow between presidents Viktor Yanukovych and Dmitry
Tue, 20 Sep 2011 22:15:00 GMT
A suspect in the Chechen murders that took place in Ýstanbul's Zeytinburnu district on Friday and resulted in the deaths of three former Chechen fighters escaped from a hotel in Ýstanbul's Sultanahmet district immediately prior to the arrival of a
Tue, 20 Sep 2011 22:15:00 GMT
Britain's fastest-growing bio-technology firms are flocking to Russia to run clinical trials more cheaply and quickly than they can in the West, according to This is MONEY.
Tue, 20 Sep 2011 22:14:00 GMT
China will launch an experimental craft next week to pave the way for its first space station, an official said on Tuesday. The launch would bring the growing Asian power closer to matching the United States and Russia with a long-term manned outpost in
Tue, 20 Sep 2011 22:14:00 GMT
Filed under: Travel News Image: Gloucestershire Media A group of holidaymakers have been left £22,000 out of pocket after discovering they had made a bogus holiday booking. Reverend Canon Marilyn Sharland, from Gloucester, booked a
Tue, 20 Sep 2011 22:13:00 GMT
Surrounded by tutu-clad ballerinas, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev took to the stage of the historic Bolshoi Theatre on Tuesday to hail its reconstruction after half a decade of closure. Duration: 01:31
Tue, 20 Sep 2011 22:13:00 GMT
St. Petersburg Telegraph Agency (SPTA) The St. Petersburg Telegraph Agency (SPTA), the first official news agency of Russia and the predecessor of ITAR-TASS, began to operate on September 1, 1904. The creation of the agency was initiated by the Finance,
Tue, 20 Sep 2011 22:13:00 GMT
In a meeting with US Senator Richard Lugar on August 27, 2008 in Bucharest, President Traian Basescu voiced serious worries that Romania could have been drawn in a military conflict with Russia in Transdniester, according to a US Embassy cable released
Tue, 20 Sep 2011 22:12:00 GMT
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Tue, 20 Sep 2011 22:12:00 GMT
NASA has plans to spend a whopping US dollars 1.6 billion over the next two years in a bid to bolster industry efforts to develop"space taxis", a media report said. The US space agency will be looking for complete systems - launchers, spaceships, mission
Tue, 20 Sep 2011 22:12:00 GMT
MOSCOW: Russia has agreed to develop an Iranian zinc deposit that is among the largest in the world in a deal involving an Iranian bank that faces international sanctions, the Russian business newspaper Kommersant reported on Tuesday. The agreement to
Tue, 20 Sep 2011 22:11:00 GMT
According to an analysis by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), the Afghan Taliban and its affiliates such as the Haqqani network and Gulbuddin Heckmatyar’s Hizbe-Islami (HI) attempted to launch three big attacks on strategic targets in Kabul
Tue, 20 Sep 2011 22:11:00 GMT
The mail-order bride industry appears to be one of the few markets managing to buck the global economic downturn. A leading marriage agency has told Sky News that the number of Russian and Ukrainian women joining has tripled since 2005, while the number
Tue, 20 Sep 2011 22:09:00 GMT
LONDON (Reuters) - A series of supply squeezes have helped keep oil strong this year but some of them have been short-term factors and could give way to longer-term weakness as the outlook for the world economy and global fuel demand dims. The uprising
Tue, 20 Sep 2011 22:08:00 GMT
The Palestinians relentlessly knocked on diplomatic doors at the United Nations on Tuesday trying to sell their case for international recognition, as Israel's prime minister issued dire warnings against hasty action as he boarded his jet for New York.
Tue, 20 Sep 2011 22:07:00 GMT
NASA plans to spend $1.6 billion over the next two years bolstering industry efforts to develop space taxis, officials said Monday. The U.S. space agency will be looking for complete systems launchers, spaceships, mission operations and ground support to
Tue, 20 Sep 2011 22:03:00 GMT
This report, Water Infrastructure Construction in Russia to 2015: Market Snapshot contains detailed historic and forecast construction sales value of the overall category in which it is classified. Summary This report is the result of our extensive
Tue, 20 Sep 2011 22:02:00 GMT
MINSK - China's top legislator Wu Bangguo met here Monday with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, pledging to boost cooperation in various fields and advance bilateral ties. "As the two countries are to mark the 20th anniversary of bilateral
Tue, 20 Sep 2011 22:02:00 GMT
Email Print Copying Post by Krista Smith, Nickel Researcher Bloomberg reported United Co. Rusal (RTB:OKSA) is considering a plan to sell Rusal’s 25 percent stake in OAO GMK Norilsk Nickel (LON:MNOD) back. The market news is quoted as saying,
Tue, 20 Sep 2011 22:01:00 GMT
Italy coach Nick Mallett has rung the changes from the side the crashed to a 32-6 defeat against Australia for the Azzurri's clash against Russia at Trafalgar Park on Tuesday. Captain Sergio Parisse, one of only three players to retain his place, stays
Tue, 20 Sep 2011 22:01:00 GMT
Nick Mallett breathed a huge sigh of relief after seeing his Italy side get their World Cup up and running with a 53-17 defeat of Russia. The Italians opened their campaign in New Zealand with a 32-6 defeat at the hands of Australia on September 11 but
Tue, 20 Sep 2011 22:00:00 GMT
UNITED NATIONS – The Palestinians relentlessly knocked on diplomatic doors at the United Nations on Tuesday trying to sell their case for international recognition, as Israel's prime minister issued dire warnings against hasty action as he boarded his
Tue, 20 Sep 2011 21:58:00 GMT
Questions about issues in the news for students 13 and older.See all Student Opinion »By SUSANNAH L. GRIFFEEA New York Times reporter moved his children from Brooklyn, New York, to Moscow, Russia, and enrolled them in a local school, where all classes
Tue, 20 Sep 2011 21:52:00 GMT
That was one of the most common questions asked by people who read in the education issue of the magazine about our Brooklyn-bred children’s four years in a local school in Moscow. The article and the video that accompanied it described their early
Tue, 20 Sep 2011 21:51:00 GMT
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Books, Magazines, and DVDs from Amazon.com
Amazon.com Books: Russia Travel
St. Petersburg (Eyewitness Travel Guides) DK Eyewitness Travel's full-color guidebooks to hundreds of destinations around the world truly show you what others only tell you. They have become renowned for their visual excellence, which includes unparalleled photography, 3-D mapping, and specially commissioned cutaway illustrations.



DK Eyewitness Travel Guides are the only guides that work equally well for inspiration, as a planning tool, a practical resource while traveling, and a keepsake following any trip.



Each guide is packed with the up-to-date, reliable destination information every traveler needs, including extensive hotel and restaurant listings, themed itineraries, lush photography, and numerous maps.

Author: Melanie Rice
Paperback: 264 pages
Company: DK Travel (2010-05-03)
ISBN: 0756661285
List Price: $25.00
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Russia - Culture Smart!: the essential guide to customs & culture Culture Smart! provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside knowledge will enable you to steer clear of embarrassing gaffes and mistakes, feel confident in unfamiliar situations, and develop trust, friendships, and successful business relationships.

Culture Smart! offers illuminating insights into the culture and society of a particular country. It will help you to turn your visit-whether on business or for pleasure-into a memorable and enriching experience. Contents include:

* customs, values, and traditions
* historical, religious, and political background
* life at home
* leisure, social, and cultural life
* eating and drinking
* do's, don'ts, and taboos
* business practices
* communication, spoken and unspoken

"Culture Smart has come to the rescue of hapless travellers." Sunday Times Travel

"... the perfect introduction to the weird, wonderful and downright odd quirks and customs of various countries." Global Travel

"...full of fascinating-as well as common-sense-tips to help you avoid embarrassing faux pas." Observer

"...as useful as they are entertaining." Easyjet Magazine

"...offer glimpses into the psyche of a faraway world." New York Times

Author: Anna King
Paperback: 168 pages
Company: Kuperard (2007-10-23) (2007-10-23)
ISBN: 1857333527
List Price: $9.95
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Lonely Planet Russia (Country Travel Guide) Lonely Planet Russia

Join the thunderous applause for the sublime ballet dancers in the Bolshoi Theatre
Perfect your banya etiquette before joining in this steamy Russian ritual
Surround yourself with majestic rugged scenery as you drive across the world's deepest lake
Feel St Petersburg's contemporary pulse by clubbing in converted stables and Soviet factories

In This Guide:

Nine authors, more than seven months of research, countless shots of vodka
All new Activities chapter and tips on how to cut through red tape to secure your visa
Content updated daily - visit lonelyplanet.com for up-to-the-minute reviews, updates and traveler insights


Author: Simon Richmond, Marc Bennetts, Greg Bloom, Marc Di Duca, Mark Elliott, Michael Kohn, Leonid Ragozin, Robert Reid, Mara Vorhees
Paperback: 788 pages
Company: Lonely Planet (2009-03-01)
ISBN: 1741047226
List Price: $29.99
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Moscow Sights 2011: a travel guide to the top 30 attractions in Moscow, Russia (Mobi Sights) This illustrated Travel Guide is a part of the Mobi Sights series, our concise guides that only feature the most essential information on city attractions. This guide is designed for optimal navigation on eReaders, smartphones, and other mobile electronic devices. Inside you will find a locator map and a list of top attractions linked to individual articles. Addresses, telephones, hours of operation and admissions information are included. This travel guide also features an itinerary with our suggestions for your travel route. Itineraries include links to individual attraction articles.

Please search for "Travel Moscow," part of the Mobi Travel series, if you are interested in the complete travel guide that includes more maps and attractions with additional articles on history, cultural venues, transportation, districts, dining, accommodations, units conversion, and a phrasebook.

NEW FEATURE: The attraction articles now include links to Google Maps. On a dedicated electronic reader with a slow connection and a primitive browser, Google Maps will display the attraction on the map along with metro stations, roads, and nearby attractions. On an internet-enabled device such as the iPhone and the iPad, Google Maps will even show you the route from your current location to the attraction you want to go to.

With this travel guide you can turn some eReaders into an audio guides. For example, on the Kindle, just open an article and click Shift+SYM to activate text-to-speech. Put the speaker on the back of the Kindle against your ear and enjoy your virtual travel companion. Press Spacebar to pause/resume text-to-speech.

All travel guides in the Mobi Sights series are only $0.99. Search for any title: enter mobi (short for MobileReference) and a keyword; for example: mobi Paris.

Author: MobileReference
Kindle Edition: Kindle eBook
Company: MobileReference (2010-10-12) (2010-10-12)
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Frommer's Moscow and St. Petersburg (Frommer's Complete Guides) Frommer's Moscow & St. Petersburg features gorgeous color photos of the sights and experiences that await you.Our author, a former Moscow-based AP correspondent, hits all the highlights, from Red Squaqre to the Hermitage. She's checked out both cities' best hotels and restaurants in person, and offers authoritative, candid reviews that will help you find the choices that suit your tastes and budget.You'll also get up-to-the-minute coverage of shopping and nightlife;  detailed walking tours; accurate neighborhood maps; cultural insights; and side trips to Sergiev Posad's magnificent 14th-century monastery, the palaces of Peterhof and Tsarskoye Selo, and more.Frommer's Moscow & St. Petersburg also includes a glossary of useful Russian terms and phrases.

Author: Angela Charlton
Paperback: 360 pages
Company: Frommers (2010-02-02)
ISBN: 0470537639
List Price: $19.99
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Travel Saint Petersburg, Russia 2011 - Guide, Phrasebook, & Maps. Incl. three walking tours and a guide to Suburban Imperial Residences (Mobi Travel) This guide is designed for optimal navigation on eReaders, smartphones, and other mobile electronic devices. It is indexed alphabetically and by category, making it easier to access individual articles. Articles feature information about attractions, landmarks, districts, transportation, cultural venues, dining, history and much more. Addresses, telephones, hours of operation and admissions information are included. The guide is complimented by clearly marked maps that are linked to city attractions. An interlinked phrasebook as well as a pronunciation guide are included.

This travel guide also features an itinerary with our suggestions for your travel route. Itineraries include links to individual attraction articles.

NEW FEATURE: The attraction articles now include links to Google Maps. On a dedicated electronic reader with a slow connection and a primitive browser, Google Maps will display the attraction on the map along with metro stations, roads, and nearby attractions. On an internet-enabled device such as the iPhone and the iPad, Google Maps will even show you the route from your current location to the attraction you want to go to.

With this travel guide you can turn some eReaders into audio guides. For example, on the Kindle, just open an article and click Shift+SYM to activate text-to-speech. Put the speaker on the back of the Kindle against your ear and enjoy your virtual travel companion. Press Spacebar to pause/resume text-to-speech.


Table of Contents:

1. Essentials: A-Z INDEX | Phrasebook | Units Conversion | Eat | Drink | Sleep | Contact | Stay Safe | Driving in Europe

2. General: History | Population | Geography and Climate

3. Maps: Center | Metro | Region | Northwestern Regions | Neva River | Russia | Federal Districts

4. Transport: Get in | Get around | Airports | Metro

5. Attractions: See | Top 10 | A-Z | Itineraries| Do | Buy

6. Landmarks: Central Saint Petersburg | Palaces | Religious Sights | Streets / Squares / Embankments | Bridges | Buildings | Monuments and Memorials | Parks and open spaces | Rivers | Islands

7. Culture: Museums | Theaters | Sports | Russian Cuisine

8. Suburban Imperial Residences: Tsarskoye Selo | Pavlovsk | Peterhof | Oranienbaum | Shlisselburg | Strelna | Gatchina | Get Out

All travel guides in the Mobi Travel series are only $4.99 or less. Search for any title: enter mobi (short for MobileReference) and a keyword; for example: mobi Paris.

Author: MobileReference
Kindle Edition: Kindle eBook
Company: MobileReference (2011-08-25) (2011-08-25)
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Saint Petersburg Sights 2011: a travel guide to the top fifty attractions in St. Petersburg, Russia. Includes three walking tours. (Mobi Sights) This illustrated Travel Guide is a part of the Mobi Sights series, our concise guides that only feature the most essential information on city attractions. This guide is designed for optimal navigation on eReaders, smartphones, and other mobile electronic devices. Inside you will find a locator map and a list of top attractions linked to individual articles. Addresses, telephones, hours of operation and admissions information are included. The guide also features three walking tours with our suggestions for your travel route.

Please search for "Travel Saint Petersburg", part of the Mobi Travel series, if you are interested in the complete travel guide that includes more maps and attractions with additional articles on history, cultural venues, transportation, districts, dining, accommodations, units conversion, and a phrasebook.

NEW FEATURE: The attraction articles now include links to Google Maps. On a dedicated electronic reader with a slow connection and a primitive browser, Google Maps will display the attraction on the map along with metro stations, roads, and nearby attractions. On an internet-enabled device such as the iPhone and the iPad, Google Maps will even show you the route from your current location to the attraction you want to go to.

With this travel guide you can turn some eReaders into an audio guides. For example, on the Kindle, just open an article and click Shift+SYM to activate text-to-speech. Put the speaker on the back of the Kindle against your ear and enjoy your virtual travel companion. Press Spacebar to pause/resume text-to-speech.

All travel guides in the Mobi Sights series are only $0.99. Search for any title: enter mobi (short for MobileReference) and a keyword; for example: mobi Paris.

Author: MobileReference
Kindle Edition: Kindle eBook
Company: MobileReference (2011-08-25) (2011-08-25)
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Moscow (Eyewitness Travel Guides) DK Eyewitness Travel's full-color guidebooks to hundreds of destinations around the world truly show you what others only tell you. They have become renowned for their visual excellence, which includes unparalleled photography, 3-D mapping, and specially commissioned cutaway illustrations.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guides are the only guides that work equally well for inspiration, as a planning tool, a practical resource while traveling, and a keepsake following any trip.

Each guide is packed with the up-to-date, reliable destination information every traveler needs, including extensive hotel and restaurant listings, themed itineraries, lush photography, and numerous maps.

Author: DK Publishing
Paperback: 264 pages
Company: DK Travel (2010-03-15)
ISBN: 0756660890
List Price: $23.00
Amazon Price: $13.35
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Travel Moscow, Russia 2011 - Illustrated Guide, Phrasebook and Maps. (Mobi Travel) This guide is designed for optimal navigation on eReaders, smartphones, and other mobile electronic devices. It is indexed alphabetically and by category, making it easier to access individual articles. Articles feature information about attractions, landmarks, districts, transportation, cultural venues, dining, history and much more. Addresses, telephones, hours of operation and admissions information are included. The guide is complimented by clearly marked maps that are linked to city attractions. An interlinked phrasebook as well as a pronunciation guide are included.

This travel guide also features an itinerary with our suggestions for your travel route. Itineraries include links to individual attraction articles.

NEW FEATURE: The attraction articles now include links to Google Maps. On a dedicated electronic reader with a slow connection and a primitive browser, Google Maps will display the attraction on the map along with metro stations, roads, and nearby attractions. On an internet-enabled device such as the iPhone and the iPad, Google Maps will even show you the route from your current location to the attraction you want to go to.

With this travel guide you can turn some eReaders into audio guides. For example, on the Kindle, just open an article and click Shift+SYM to activate text-to-speech. Put the speaker on the back of the Kindle against your ear and enjoy your virtual travel companion. Press Spacebar to pause/resume text-to-speech.

All travel guides in the Mobi Travel series are only $4.99 or less. Search for any title: enter mobi (short for MobileReference) and a keyword; for example: mobi Paris.

Table of Contents:

Essentials: Phrasebook | Eat | Drink | Sleep | Stay Safe | Contact | Driving in Europe | Units Conversion

1. General: Tours | History | Geography | Demographics | Climate | Architecture

2. Maps: City | Metro | Central Okrug | Districts | Russia

3. Transport: Get in | Get around | Metro | Railway | Monorail | Roads | River Terminals

4. Attractions: Top 10 | Itinerary | See | Do | Buy | List of attractions

5. Landmarks: Streets & Squares | Buildings | Monuments | Religious Sites | Parks | Cemeteries

6. Culture: Museums | Theatres | Sports

7. By Area: Moskva River | Administrative Divisions | Central Administrative Okrug | Get Out

Author: MobileReference
Kindle Edition: Kindle eBook
Company: MobileReference (2007-03-16) (2007-03-16)
List Price: $4.99
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Top 10 St. Petersburg (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guides) Drawing on the same standards of accuracy as the acclaimed DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, The DK Top 10 Guides use exciting colorful photography and excellent cartography to provide a reliable and useful pocket-sized travel. Dozens of Top 10 lists provide vital information on each destination, aswell as insider tips, from avoiding the crowds to finding out the freebies, The DK Top 10 Guides take the work out of planning any trip.

Paperback: 128 pages
Company: DK Travel (2010-05-03)
ISBN: 0756660408
List Price: $14.00
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Amazon.com DVD: Russia Travel
Travel: Russia Then & Now (Travels Through Moscow, St. Petersburg, Ukraine, Yalta, Sochi, Samarkand, Trans-Siberian Railroad, Lake Baikal, and More) [VHS] Director: Clay Francisco
VHS Tape: Collector's Edition, Color, NTSC
Company: (1999-01-01)
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Travel Russia:Moscow Streak Lights [VHS] Atists: Travel Series
VHS Tape: Color, NTSC
Company: Victory Multimedia C (1991-09-13)
ISBN: 6302225051
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Clint Denn's Cruising Russia St. Petersburg to Moscow on the Volga & Neva Experience a spectacular voyage through the heart of Russia. We will travel the scenic and historic Russian waterways, along the Neva, across two of Europe's largest lakes, Lake Ladoga and Lake Onega, down the Volga-Baltic Waterway through river lockages, and on the historic Volga.St. Petersburg holds the fascination of a time past. Created by Peter the Great to be his "window on Europe,", it is considered to be the cultural heart of modern Russia. Cruise the canals around the Church on Spilled Blood and visit Peterhof and its spectacular fountains. Visits to small towns and the enchanting Golden Ring cities of Yaroslavl, Kostroma and Uglich provide unique opportunities to delve into Russian culture. In Yaroslavl we will visit the Savior Monastery and Church of Elijah the Prophet. See local handcrafts in Kostroma. In Kitzhi we'll explore the exciting Museum of Wooden Architecture. In picturesque Uglich the Cathedral of the Transfiguration is a reverent and historic stop. We will join a Russian family home for breakfast, as well. At the samll farming town of Goritsy is the Assumption Monastery of St. Cyril on the White Lake.Moscow brings a chance to experience the grandeur of Red Square and the Kremlin. It is a city of contrasta, with modern skyscrapers alongside ancient monnasteries. Beautiful churches and historic buildings are being restored to their former glory. The changing economy is bustling and offers exciting shops and street markets to explore. Witness the pageantry of the changing of the guard in Red Square. Marvel at the famous upscale GUM Department Store.St. PetersburgHermitage Museum Cathedral of Sts. Peter & Paul, the Tsars' tombs Peterhof Catherine Palace Cossack Folk Dance Show Mandrogi Village arts and crafts Historic village architecture Lake Onega scenic cruise Kizhi Island Museum of Wooden Architecture Intercession Church Goritsy Assumption Monastery of St Cyril Yaroslavl Exquisite lacquer boxes Savior Transfiguration Cathedral Kostroma Impatiev Monastery and bells Volga River cruising Uglich Breakfast with Russian family Cathedral of the Transfiguration Moscow Beautiful river views The Metro Red Square-changing of the guards Red Square-St. Basil's Cathedral GUM Department store The Kremlin Gardens, cafes & fountains Moscow by night National Folk Show

DVD: NTSC
Company: TravelVideoStore.com (2007-10-22)
List Price: $24.95
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Rudy Maxa's World: Exotic Places (Six-Disc Edition) Explore the world s most exotic places in style with Rudy Maxa.

Welcome to Rudy Maxa's World, the ultimate travel experience with America's leading high-end travel expert. Join Rudy Maxa, public radio's original Savvy Traveler and contributing editor for National Geographic Traveler magazine, for an unforgettable tour of the fascinating cities and regions that have captivated world travelers for centuries.

Disc 1: INDIA Delhi & Agra Rajasthan
Plunge right in to Northern India's intoxicating mix of riotous pandemonium and sublime beauty, from Old Delhi's teeming streets to the magnificent man-made wonder, the Taj Mahal. Rajasthan beckons with its irresistible lure of brilliant colors and ghostly twilights.

Disc 2: Turkey Istanbul Turquoise Coast
Explore Istanbul's festive Grand Bazaar, more than 4,000 shops and two mosques spread across 60 streets, as well as some of the world's great buildings Topkapi Palace, the Blue Mosque, and the Hagia Sofia. Take a Blue Cruise along the dazzling Turquoise Coast to discover enchanting Greek and Roman ruins.

Disc 3: Thailand
Bangkok Golden Triangle Andaman Coast
Join Rudy as he explores all of Bangkok's nooks and crannies. In the heart of Thailand's Golden Triangle, take an idyllic long-tailed boat ride along the Kok River. The Andaman Coast offers a spectacular island paradise.

Disc 4: Russia & Estonia
St Petersburg Tallin & the Islands
Bring the champagne and caviar as you explore St. Petersburg s canals aboard a private water taxi and marvel at the opulence of the Winter Palace. In Tallin, you'll join the party seekers as they enjoy the city's legendary nightlife.

Disc 5: Argentina Buenos Aires Mendoza
Rudy takes tango to the max as he gets into the spirit of Buenos Aires, where the Portenos; live their lives with passion and flair. In Mendoza, Rudy toasts the rising influence of Argentinean wines, as he explores this vintner's paradise.

Disc 6: Japan Tokyo Kyoto
Rudy can't get enough of the sheer vitality and excitement of Tokyo. In Kyoto, gain an appreciation for the beauty in everyday life as Rudy visits a 15th-century Zen garden and strolls the Philosopher's Walk, the most popular place to take in spring flowers.

DVD Extra Features
Audio Commentary with Rudy Maxa and Producer Susan McNally
Extended Musical Performances
Episode Previews

Director: Rudy Maxa
DVD: Box set, Color, DVD, NTSC
Company: Questar (2009-08-25)
List Price: $49.99
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Travel with Barry & Corinne - New Russia Part 1 Barry & Corinne join Nadia, (who saved Barry's life in India), and a group of her close friends, to visit her ancestral home, no longer Communist. Share their excitement as they travel from San Diego to meet Nadia & her friends in New York, then an Aeroflot flight to Moscow. They transit to Kiev, capital of the Ukraine, and finally, St. Petersburg, the dazzling Czarist's capital, where they visit the summer palaces & the Hermitage.

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Director: Barry Smedley
DVD: NTSC
Company: CreateSpace (2009-05-04)
List Price: $12.95
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Rudy Maxa's World: Russia & Estonia First Class Travel in High-Definition with Rudy Maxa

Welcome to Rudy Maxa's World, the ultimate travel experience with America's leading high-end travel expert. Join Rudy Maxa, public radio's original Savvy Traveler and contributing editor for National Geographic Traveler magazine, for an unforgettable tour of the fascinating cities and regions that have captivated world travelers for centuries. From the tango parlors of Buenos Aires to the bazaars of Istanbul, Maxa brings home the history, culture, architecture, cuisine, and personality of each destination. No matter how you see the world, Maxa makes sophisticated travel accessible to everyone. Stunning High-definition cinematography captures an authentic travel adventure you will only find in Rudy Maxa's World!
St. Petersburg
Built on the whim of a czar to rival the great capitals of Europe, St. Petersburg is unlike any other city in Russia. Bring the champagne and caviar as you explore this city of canals aboard a private water taxi. Sample the offerings at the upscale Kuznechny Market, and shop for souvenirs at one of the many street stands. Marvel at the opulence of the Winter Palace and the treasures of the Hermitage and Russian Museums. Take a break at a caviar bar, descend the famous staircase at the historic Astoria Hotel, and enjoy the playful frenzy of fountains and waterfalls in Peterhof.

Tallin & the Islands
From the medieval splendor of its cities to the mystical calm of its islands, Rudy captures Estonia's great indomitable spirit. Share in this young European democracy's joy of newfound freedom. Tallin is a traveler's dream with winding cobblestone streets and romantic turrets and towers. Here you'll find cool internet cafes and blacksmith shops that keep alive Estonian craft traditions. Join the party seekers as they enjoy Tallin's legendary nightlife. Then, discover the lovely countryside, where windmills, stone churches and saunas outnumber the tourists.


DVD Extra Features

Audio Commentary with Rudy Maxa and Producer Susan McNally
Extended Music Performances
Episode Previews

Director: Rudy Maxa
DVD: Color, DVD, NTSC
Company: Questar (2009-08-25)
List Price: $14.99
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Travel with Barry & Corinne - New Russia Part 2 Barry & Corinne continue their journey with Nadia from St. Petersburg, by overnight train to Riga, capital of Latvia, and visit the Baltic Sea resort area.Our Russian Aeroflot aircraft takes us to Moscow, heart of the "evil empire". We visit the historic Kremlin, GUM, (Russia's largest departmental store), massive Red Square and open air street markets.This incredible journey ends at Zagorsk, the religious sanctuary, and closes with a breathtaking performance of Russia's first private folk group. PHEW!!!

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Director: Barry Smedley
DVD: NTSC
Company: CreateSpace (2009-05-04)
List Price: $12.95
Amazon Price: $12.95

Journey Across Russia DVD Russia is home to a diverse mixture of cultures, traditions, art, and architecture. This program takes you on a visual odyssey across Russia, from the palaces of St. Petersburg to the rugged wilderness of Kamchatka.

Atists: Artist Not Provided
DVD: Closed-captioned, Color, DVD, NTSC
Company: Educational Video Network, Inc. (2004-08-06)
List Price: $29.95
Amazon Price: $26.95
Used Price: $23.93
Trans-Siberia - World's Greatest Train Ride Videos (Experience the Breathtaking Excitement of Authentic Train Travel) This video takes you on the train adventure of a lifetime. Filled with all the breathtaking excitement of authentic train travel, this exhilarating journey through Russia takes you on a complete rail tour. You'll explore the heart of Mother Russia as The Trans-Siberian Express crosses the vast expanse of this enormous and diverse country. Traveling almost 6,000 miles, across 7 times zones, your journey begins in historic central Moscow. You'll steam across the mighty Volga River - the longest river in Europe - across the frozen wilderness of Siberia, to your final destination, the city of Nabobka. Along the way, you'll experience for yourself the supreme wilderness of Siberia, enjoy breathtaking photography, informative narration and get a real feel for Russian culture and its rich heritage. This video features extraordinary scenic beauty, historical landmarks and many, many memorable points of interest around every bend.

VHS Tape: VHS, Color
Company: National Syndications, Inc. (1995)
List Price: $35.00
Amazon Price: $2.95
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Globe Trekker - Russia Russia is the largest country in the world, covering more than ten million square miles and spanning eleven time zones. Since the collapse of communism Russia has become an increasingly popular destination. Traveller Ian Wright begins his journey in the capital Moscow, home of the Kremlin, and seat of the Russian government. He then takes the train to Torzhok and historic St Petersburg, before flying to the Arctic Circle and the port of Murmansk. Along the way ¨ Shop at the Izmayloysky Sunday Market, a great place for eccentric Russian souvenirs. ¨ Check out Moscow's impressive metro system. ¨ Get a thrill at Star City, home of the Russian space program. ¨ Visit the beautiful St Petersburg and its Venice style canals along the Neva river. ¨ Admire the fabulous Winter Place, former home of the Tsars, and the Hermitage, one of the world's greatest museums. ¨ Attend the Festival of the North, In Murmansk, and take part in celebrations marking the end of the winter.

DVD: Color, Dolby, DVD, NTSC
Company: Pilot Productions (2004-11-01)
List Price: $19.95
Amazon Price: $11.77
Used Price: $8.90

Amazon.com KindleStore: Russia Travel
Russia - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture Culture Smart! provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside knowledge will enable you to steer clear of embarrassing gaffes and mistakes, feel confident in unfamiliar situations, and develop trust, friendships, and successful business relationships.

Culture Smart! offers illuminating insights into the culture and society of a particular country. It will help you to turn your visit-whether on business or for pleasure-into a memorable and enriching experience. Contents include:

* customs, values, and traditions
* historical, religious, and political background
* life at home
* leisure, social, and cultural life
* eating and drinking
* do's, don'ts, and taboos
* business practices
* communication, spoken and unspoken

"Culture Smart has come to the rescue of hapless travellers." Sunday Times Travel

"... the perfect introduction to the weird, wonderful and downright odd quirks and customs of various countries." Global Travel

"...full of fascinating-as well as common-sense-tips to help you avoid embarrassing faux pas." Observer

"...as useful as they are entertaining." Easyjet Magazine

"...offer glimpses into the psyche of a faraway world." New York Times

Author: Anna King
Kindle Edition: 168 pages Kindle eBook
Company: Kuperard (2010-09-14) (2010-09-14)
List Price: $9.95
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Travel Moscow, Russia 2011 - Illustrated Guide, Phrasebook and Maps. (Mobi Travel) This guide is designed for optimal navigation on eReaders, smartphones, and other mobile electronic devices. It is indexed alphabetically and by category, making it easier to access individual articles. Articles feature information about attractions, landmarks, districts, transportation, cultural venues, dining, history and much more. Addresses, telephones, hours of operation and admissions information are included. The guide is complimented by clearly marked maps that are linked to city attractions. An interlinked phrasebook as well as a pronunciation guide are included.

This travel guide also features an itinerary with our suggestions for your travel route. Itineraries include links to individual attraction articles.

NEW FEATURE: The attraction articles now include links to Google Maps. On a dedicated electronic reader with a slow connection and a primitive browser, Google Maps will display the attraction on the map along with metro stations, roads, and nearby attractions. On an internet-enabled device such as the iPhone and the iPad, Google Maps will even show you the route from your current location to the attraction you want to go to.

With this travel guide you can turn some eReaders into audio guides. For example, on the Kindle, just open an article and click Shift+SYM to activate text-to-speech. Put the speaker on the back of the Kindle against your ear and enjoy your virtual travel companion. Press Spacebar to pause/resume text-to-speech.

All travel guides in the Mobi Travel series are only $4.99 or less. Search for any title: enter mobi (short for MobileReference) and a keyword; for example: mobi Paris.

Table of Contents:

Essentials: Phrasebook | Eat | Drink | Sleep | Stay Safe | Contact | Driving in Europe | Units Conversion

1. General: Tours | History | Geography | Demographics | Climate | Architecture

2. Maps: City | Metro | Central Okrug | Districts | Russia

3. Transport: Get in | Get around | Metro | Railway | Monorail | Roads | River Terminals

4. Attractions: Top 10 | Itinerary | See | Do | Buy | List of attractions

5. Landmarks: Streets & Squares | Buildings | Monuments | Religious Sites | Parks | Cemeteries

6. Culture: Museums | Theatres | Sports

7. By Area: Moskva River | Administrative Divisions | Central Administrative Okrug | Get Out

Author: MobileReference
Kindle Edition: Kindle eBook
Company: MobileReference (2007-03-16) (2007-03-16)
List Price: $4.99
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Moscow Sights 2011: a travel guide to the top 30 attractions in Moscow, Russia (Mobi Sights) This illustrated Travel Guide is a part of the Mobi Sights series, our concise guides that only feature the most essential information on city attractions. This guide is designed for optimal navigation on eReaders, smartphones, and other mobile electronic devices. Inside you will find a locator map and a list of top attractions linked to individual articles. Addresses, telephones, hours of operation and admissions information are included. This travel guide also features an itinerary with our suggestions for your travel route. Itineraries include links to individual attraction articles.

Please search for "Travel Moscow," part of the Mobi Travel series, if you are interested in the complete travel guide that includes more maps and attractions with additional articles on history, cultural venues, transportation, districts, dining, accommodations, units conversion, and a phrasebook.

NEW FEATURE: The attraction articles now include links to Google Maps. On a dedicated electronic reader with a slow connection and a primitive browser, Google Maps will display the attraction on the map along with metro stations, roads, and nearby attractions. On an internet-enabled device such as the iPhone and the iPad, Google Maps will even show you the route from your current location to the attraction you want to go to.

With this travel guide you can turn some eReaders into an audio guides. For example, on the Kindle, just open an article and click Shift+SYM to activate text-to-speech. Put the speaker on the back of the Kindle against your ear and enjoy your virtual travel companion. Press Spacebar to pause/resume text-to-speech.

All travel guides in the Mobi Sights series are only $0.99. Search for any title: enter mobi (short for MobileReference) and a keyword; for example: mobi Paris.

Author: MobileReference
Kindle Edition: Kindle eBook
Company: MobileReference (2010-10-12) (2010-10-12)
List Price: $0.99
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I Was a Potato Oligarch: Travels and Travails in the New Russia A wild tale of life and business in the new Russia. John Mole went to seek his fortune in the New Russia. His Big Idea was to set up baked potato restaurants to rival McDonald's and Pizza Hut. He came back with the rights for revolutionary biotechnology for cleaning up air pollution. In between he tangled with fantasists, Stalinists, Tolkeinists, corrupt bureaucrats, hopeful oligarchs and hopeless biznismyen, muggers, the mafia and ordinary Russians just struggling to survive.

Author: John Mole
Kindle Edition: 352 pages Kindle eBook
Company: Nicholas Brealey Publishing (2008-08-25) (2008-08-25)
List Price: $17.95
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Running The World: St. Petersburg, Russia (Blaze Travel Guides) The routes, maps, stats, and cultural information you need to safely - and happily - run Russia's most storied city. Brought to you by Blaze Travel Guides, an international publisher of electronic guides for active travelers. Discover more great runs and destinations at our Amazon store or on our website at http://www.blazetravelguides.org.

Author: Blaze Travel Guides
Kindle Edition: Kindle eBook
Company: Blaze Travel Guides (2010-08-09) (2010-08-09)
List Price: $2.99
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Saint Petersburg Sights 2011: a travel guide to the top fifty attractions in St. Petersburg, Russia. Includes three walking tours. (Mobi Sights) This illustrated Travel Guide is a part of the Mobi Sights series, our concise guides that only feature the most essential information on city attractions. This guide is designed for optimal navigation on eReaders, smartphones, and other mobile electronic devices. Inside you will find a locator map and a list of top attractions linked to individual articles. Addresses, telephones, hours of operation and admissions information are included. The guide also features three walking tours with our suggestions for your travel route.

Please search for "Travel Saint Petersburg", part of the Mobi Travel series, if you are interested in the complete travel guide that includes more maps and attractions with additional articles on history, cultural venues, transportation, districts, dining, accommodations, units conversion, and a phrasebook.

NEW FEATURE: The attraction articles now include links to Google Maps. On a dedicated electronic reader with a slow connection and a primitive browser, Google Maps will display the attraction on the map along with metro stations, roads, and nearby attractions. On an internet-enabled device such as the iPhone and the iPad, Google Maps will even show you the route from your current location to the attraction you want to go to.

With this travel guide you can turn some eReaders into an audio guides. For example, on the Kindle, just open an article and click Shift+SYM to activate text-to-speech. Put the speaker on the back of the Kindle against your ear and enjoy your virtual travel companion. Press Spacebar to pause/resume text-to-speech.

All travel guides in the Mobi Sights series are only $0.99. Search for any title: enter mobi (short for MobileReference) and a keyword; for example: mobi Paris.

Author: MobileReference
Kindle Edition: Kindle eBook
Company: MobileReference (2011-08-25) (2011-08-25)
List Price: $0.99
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Russian Travel Made Easier: Advice for Friends Russian Travel Made Easier: Advice for Friends is a travel guide and a reference book written by two Russians who have lived in America for the past decade. It is based on the authors personal travel experiences. During their frequent visits home, many of their American friends came along and helped them to discover Russia as the visitors see it. The authors realized that what comes naturally to a native Russian could be a hindrance for tourists. These personal accounts also opened their eyes to the kind of advice that would be the most valuable. Having done an extensive research the authors offer a list of useful websites, travel books and helpful hints on: How to Get to Russia Companies to Contact How to Stay Connected With Your Relatives and Friends While You Are There What Questions to Ask When You Are Renting an Apartment Where to Go for Memorable Souvenirs Where to Enjoy Authentic Russian Food Hospital and Clinics for Overseas Visitors The book helps to plan a trip to Russia taking as much frustration out of the planning as possible.

Author: Elena Istomina
Kindle Edition: 86 pages Kindle eBook
Company: Trafford Publishing (2008-07-10) (2008-07-10)
List Price: $9.99
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Lonely Planet Russia (Country Guide) Join the thunderous applause for the sublime ballet dancers in the Bolshoi Theatre. Perfect your banya etiquette before joining in this steamy Russian ritual. Surround yourself with majestic rugged scenery as you drive across the world's deepest lake. Feel St Petersburg's contemporary pulse by clubbing in converted stables and Soviet factories. In This Guide: Nine authors, more than seven months of research, countless shots of vodka. All new Activities chapter and tips on how to cut through red tape to secure your visa.

Author: Mark Elliott, Simon Richmond, MARC BENNETTS, Robert Reid, Greg Bloom, Mara Vorhees, Marc di Duca, Michael Kohn, Leonid Ragozin
Kindle Edition: 788 pages Kindle eBook
Company: Lonely Planet (2010-09-23) (2010-09-23)
List Price: $29.99
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Travel Saint Petersburg, Russia 2011 - Guide, Phrasebook, & Maps. Incl. three walking tours and a guide to Suburban Imperial Residences (Mobi Travel) This guide is designed for optimal navigation on eReaders, smartphones, and other mobile electronic devices. It is indexed alphabetically and by category, making it easier to access individual articles. Articles feature information about attractions, landmarks, districts, transportation, cultural venues, dining, history and much more. Addresses, telephones, hours of operation and admissions information are included. The guide is complimented by clearly marked maps that are linked to city attractions. An interlinked phrasebook as well as a pronunciation guide are included.

This travel guide also features an itinerary with our suggestions for your travel route. Itineraries include links to individual attraction articles.

NEW FEATURE: The attraction articles now include links to Google Maps. On a dedicated electronic reader with a slow connection and a primitive browser, Google Maps will display the attraction on the map along with metro stations, roads, and nearby attractions. On an internet-enabled device such as the iPhone and the iPad, Google Maps will even show you the route from your current location to the attraction you want to go to.

With this travel guide you can turn some eReaders into audio guides. For example, on the Kindle, just open an article and click Shift+SYM to activate text-to-speech. Put the speaker on the back of the Kindle against your ear and enjoy your virtual travel companion. Press Spacebar to pause/resume text-to-speech.


Table of Contents:

1. Essentials: A-Z INDEX | Phrasebook | Units Conversion | Eat | Drink | Sleep | Contact | Stay Safe | Driving in Europe

2. General: History | Population | Geography and Climate

3. Maps: Center | Metro | Region | Northwestern Regions | Neva River | Russia | Federal Districts

4. Transport: Get in | Get around | Airports | Metro

5. Attractions: See | Top 10 | A-Z | Itineraries| Do | Buy

6. Landmarks: Central Saint Petersburg | Palaces | Religious Sights | Streets / Squares / Embankments | Bridges | Buildings | Monuments and Memorials | Parks and open spaces | Rivers | Islands

7. Culture: Museums | Theaters | Sports | Russian Cuisine

8. Suburban Imperial Residences: Tsarskoye Selo | Pavlovsk | Peterhof | Oranienbaum | Shlisselburg | Strelna | Gatchina | Get Out

All travel guides in the Mobi Travel series are only $4.99 or less. Search for any title: enter mobi (short for MobileReference) and a keyword; for example: mobi Paris.

Author: MobileReference
Kindle Edition: Kindle eBook
Company: MobileReference (2011-08-25) (2011-08-25)
List Price: $4.99
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2011 - Moscow Russia Quick City Travel Guide The book covers all aspects of your visit with a detailed, linked table of contents.

The book contains:

Useful Telephone Numbers
Safety Advice
Travel Suggestions
Important Events
Background History
Getting there by Plane, Car, or Train (if possible)
Important Sites with Hours and Phone Numbers
Museum Guide
Hotel Guide
Restaurant Guide
and much, much more.

Author: Optiqal Books
Kindle Edition: Kindle eBook
Company: (2011-03-07) (2011-03-07)
List Price: $2.99
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