ctrp335 At the Russia-Mongolia Border

MP3 Audio [9 MB]DownloadShow URL A short podcast from the Russia-Mongolia border. As it takes about 3 hours to clear Russian customs, and more than 1 hour to clear Mongolian customs, I decided to get out and record some observations and thoughts especially in regards to the first two weeks in Siberia. You’ll also hear […]

ctrp334 New Media in Tomsk

MP3 Audio [13 MB]DownloadShow URL When you wander around the streets of Tomsk in Siberia, you may think the place looks a little behind the times. But beneath the surface there are in fact new and creative ideas in the world of new media taking root. In this particular podcast we hear from a videoblogging […]

ctrp333 Walking into Seversk

MP3 Audio [13 MB]DownloadShow URL My good friend Ilya calls it “A piece of the Soviet Union on the territory of Modern Russia”: its what people say about the town of Seversk, Russia.  Once home to 3 nuclear reactors and kept secret during the days of the USSR, the people of this community have voted […]

Coal from Kemerovo

Many of you out there are hoping I’ll write more about Tomsk, and in time, I surely will. But one aspect of this trip that certainly overwhelms and makes it impossible to write much is the fact that I am nonstop on my way somewhere.  A factor that I’m extremely thankful to great friends for […]