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Re: Russian dogs get a patent on smelling cancer and explosives

DrFumblefinger ·
Fascinating. I would have thought the Russians would have trained a dog like this to find stashes of hidden vodka!
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Re: Finding Reiner: Disaster to Discovery

PHeymont ·
Thanks for the start of an extraordinary journey, which also reminds us that travel isn't only for pleasure, or even always voluntary. It is also important for us never to reduce history to acts of state and leaders and lose sight of all the Reiners of the world.
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Re: Finding Reiner: Disaster to Discovery

Travel Rob ·
What a discovery! And thanks for taking us along. I can't wait to hear what happens.
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Re: Finding Reiner: Disaster to Discovery

DrFumblefinger ·
Baited, hooked and (almost) landed, like I'm some kind of reading marlin! Can't wait for the next installment! Wonderfully done, HistoryDigger! Thanks so much for sharing this story with us!
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Re: Finding Reiner: Disaster to Discovery

Sarah Towle ·
Fantastic! A WWII story, personal journey and travel story all rolled into one! I'm totally hooked and will be following your unfolding story this summer, Whitney! All luck!
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Re: Finding Reiner: Disaster to Discovery

vivie ·
Merveilleux!! Un vrai bijou! Thanks so much for sharing this amazing story. Can't wait to read more.
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Re: Finding Reiner: Disaster to Discovery

HistoryDigger ·
Merci bien, Vivie. À Dimanche.
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Re: Finding Reiner: Disaster to Discovery

Jessica Meddows ·
This really is a wonderful post, Whitney. I love the family history you have there. And fantastic photos! I'm looking forward to reading more of your writing.
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Re: Finding Reiner: Disaster to Discovery

HistoryDigger ·
Thanks, Jessica, for your kind words. I'll check out your blog as well.
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Russian dogs get a patent on smelling cancer and explosives

PHeymont ·
Got you with that headline, right? But it's not a joke.   The Russian airline Aeroflot has a K-9 unit that has received a patent concerning technology developed from studies of how dogs smell, and which has enabled training of dogs to better...
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"Red Circuit" Bringing Chinese Tourists to Russia

Travel Rob ·
Chinese tourists now visit Russia more than any other countries, up 10% in 2014. The reason say Russian tourist officials is that Chinese tourists are flocking to cities like Saint Petersburg to soak in the city's turbulent revolutionary history that...
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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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Finding Reiner: Disaster to Discovery

HistoryDigger ·
On Monday August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans. My son, my elderly German mother-in-law, Lütte, and I were hunkered down in my husband’s office at Tulane Medical School. Our decision to stay seemed smart at the time. My...
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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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Russian Orthodox church, Vienna

PHeymont ·
Russian Orthodox church, Vienna
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Vienna's Altstadt from the Belvedere

PHeymont ·
Vienna's Altstadt from the Belvedere
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What every museum courtyard needs

PHeymont ·
What every museum courtyard needs
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