I'm starting this weblog to cover one thing: life in Russia. I'm going there to work for a year or more, and there is very little information on Russia that is current. Heck, there isn't much information on Russia period. I went down to the used bookstore to look in their travel section - stuff on New Zealand, Mali, the Maldives, and lots of small and remote locations. Nothing for traveling in Russia. I'll be working in Moscow for a month or three, then on east to a little town called Shchuch'ye (shoot ya). Try and find a good road map outside of Moscow. Go ahead! Not much there! FYI, this place is about 60-100 klicks outside a city called Chelyabinsk. If you search diligently, you can find some online data about Chelyabinsk and Ekaterineberg to the north, but not much. Road maps are nearly nonexistent.
Maybe I'll change some of that.