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Is Russia safe for gay travellers

Is Russia safe for gay travellers to visit? Gay travel Russia

Stefan’s coming out song in February 2003 was “All The Things You Said”, a pop hit by Russian girlband t.A.T.u, who were marketed as a lesbian couple. For the video of this song, the two band members, Lena Katina and Julia Volkova, were running around in the rain dressed in school girl outfits and making ...
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Russia travel costs

Russia: how much does it cost to travel on the Tran Siberian

Russia was the second country we visited on our travels from 6 June to 2 July 2014, where we started our Trans Siberian railway adventure into Asia.we spent 27 days and each spent £1,125 / $1,742 this works out to a per person daily average of:  £42 / $64 the exchange rate was:  £1 = 60 rubles / $1 = 34 rublesThis ...
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Our Trans Siberian selfie

Video of our travels on the Trans-Siberian train

This is our Trans-Siberian video summary of the first month of our travels. We started in Riga (Latvia), then headed to St Petersburg and Moscow to start our Trans Siberian adventure to Olkhon Island on Lake Baikal via Yekaterinburg, and we also explored whether Russia is safe for gay travellers.
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Lake Baikal view

Our Trans-Siberian stop over on Olkhon Island

Lake Baikal contains 20% of the world’s unfrozen surface fresh water.  It is the world’s deepest fresh water lake – 1,642 m (5,387 ft) at its deepest point.  It also claimed to be the world’s oldest lake at 25 million years old.  Our stay on Olkhon Island We stayed at Olkhon island on Lake Baikal for a week and a well ...
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Change in the Siberian scenery

Russia: life on board the trans siberian train

Travelling on the Trans Siberian train through Russia was always a life long ambition of ours. We began our big trip in Asia on this long journey. The Trans Siberian in full from Moscow to Vladivostok takes 8 days, covering 5,772 miles. You can of course break this up by stopping over at the different cities along the way. Most ...
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