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Re: Aviation Museums: Another good reason to fly

arion ·
The Aviation Museum in Bourget, outside of Paris, can be very easily reached, by the way, on Bus No. 350 from Gare de l'Est. This same bus also goes to CDG at a cost of 3 metro/bus tickets. Norma
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Re: Finding Reiner 4: Who Was He?

Travel Rob ·
Thanks for another moving piece. Those illustrations by Maria Lebedeva are museum quality!
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World's largest plane visits Ireland

PHeymont ·
No, it's not the Airbus Beluga we've shown here or its Boeing equivalent; Russia's Antonov 225 Mirya, a 6-engined monster originally designed to move a space station to its launch site, recently visited Shannon in Ireland on a tour. Next stop, France....
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China, Russia team up for 'red tourism'

PHeymont ·
Visitors at Mao Zedong's birthplace                        Photo: Brucke-Osteuropa / Wikimedia Chinese and Russian tourism authorities have agreed to work together on activities that center...
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Russia's 2 biggest airlines in forced merger

PHeymont ·
Russia's international flag carrier, Aeroflot, will take over failing domestic carrier Transaero this week, paying one ruble for 75% of its shares. Aeroflot, itself in financial trouble, will be taking over a domestic route network, billions in debts,...
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Spain, Italy fight to reverse drop in Russian tourists

PHeymont ·
A troupe of Spanish horses will visit Russia to promote tourism A combination of frosty relations between Russia and Europe and the drastic decline in the value of the Russian ruble have seriously cut Russian tourism to Italy and Spain, where Russian...
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Don't play Russian Roulette with your cellphone selfie!

PHeymont ·
Alright, the headline is a bit of a strain, and the graphic above, prepared by the Russian Interior Ministry, has almost nothing to do with playing with pistols.   But Russia has noticed a growing number of deaths caused by people doing stupid...
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Merger collapses; Russia's Transaero will stop flying

PHeymont ·
The planned merger of Russia's #2 airline, Transaero, into #1 Aeroflot (reported  HERE a month ago) has come undone, and Transaero will end operations on Dec. 15. No new tickets are on sale, and tickets for flights after Dec. 15 will be...
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Finding Reiner 4: Who Was He?

HistoryDigger ·
After a brief holiday, I am back to Finding Reiner. I am writing this family mystery as a travelogue ( and as a graphic book illustrated by the fabulous Maria Lebedeva whose illustrations I include here ) for two reasons. First, war stories mean...
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Russia threatens Google over Ukraine map names

PHeymont ·
With Russia and Ukraine both claiming to be the rightful government of the Crimean Peninsula, Google's been caught in a war over place names.
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Seven Interesting and Random Facts About Russia for Tourists

Jacob William ·
If you're getting ready to visit Russia for the first time, be prepared to encounter a bit of culture shock. As you probably know, Russia is absolutely massive – spanning eight time zones and encompassing more than six million square miles of land. It's impossible to see all of this country's beauty in one visit, so you might as well pick a few random things to explore and have fun doing it. With that said, here are seven interesting and random facts about Russia that every tourist should...
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Where Gumbo Was #2: Kaliningrad Cathedral

PHeymont ·
Most people seeing this picture of the Old Cathedral in Kaliningrad, Russia, assume they’re looking at the 19th-century because of the red-brick construction. But they’re wrong! The cathedral was begun in 1333 and nearly finished by 1380,...
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Aviation Museums: Another good reason to fly

PHeymont ·
CNN has compiled a list of 14 "best" aviation museums around the world, including in the U.S., China, Russia, France, Ukraine, Poland...You could almost build a round-the-world trip to explore them all. for the list and details, click  HERE
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Budget Travel in Russia Made Easier by Weak Ruble

Travel Rob ·
  Komsomolskaya Station  in Moscow/Wikipedia Tim Adams    The weak ruble has made budget travel easier in Russia. Not only are there budget flight to Moscow and St Petersburg from the US, other transportation and...
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Is there room in the sky for a niche airliner?

PHeymont ·
Is there a market for this Russian-designed medium-haul widebody with its unusual shape and three-aisle seating? Rosavia thinks so.
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