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Way to Russia Travel Guide Book: Way to Russia Guidance Paperback – 15 Oct 2014
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It's a 780-page book born from the most popular independent online information resource about Russia www.waytorussia.net that exists since 2001. At its core it's a travel guide that contains all the necessary up-to-date information you need to travel to Russia, including recommendations for the best places to visit - retrieved from the website and especially remastered for this 2014 paper edition. However, this book can also be used for traveling vicariously through the deepest crevices of Russian subconscious, attempting to channel and to express that special something that Russia still has at its very core: the crude force of love that erupts into polysingularity of cosmos.
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The chapters at the beginning of the book give a nice and lively account of all the main Russian cultural, technological and crude exports during the last 100 years: from industrialisation and Sputnik to Systema martial art and hybrid warfare technologies.
It's followed by a very useful Russian language section – with a Russian to English alphabet table and some funny swear words.
Then there's also a very extensive section on getting a Russian visa and buying train tickets in Russia (which can be especially useful for Trans-Siberian travellers who want to save money).
There are also comprehensive travel guides to Moscow, St. Petersburg and major destinations along the Trans-SIberian railway. Also Novgorod. These guides have very good hotels listed and what seems to be unusual places to see and clubs for every "scene".
A cool feature of the guide is that some sections are connected and refer to each other, so you can also just open it anywhere and start reading through various sections associatively, skipping through pages back and forth.
Would be nice to have travel guides also to Murmansk, Arkhangelsk and Rostov-Na-Donu – these are interesting destinations, but they are not covered in the book.
The Russian language section could have more sentences for moving in a hotel or ordering food in a restaurant. Although they do have a nice Russian phrasebook for buying a train ticket in Russian – useful stuff as most railway staff don't speak English at all.