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Re: A is for.. [Re: Milaya] #370299
01/27/08 10:17 PM
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Ulan-Ude
I'll be going here in March to visit my mother in law!

Re: A is for.. [Re: Milaya] #371544
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Have you been before? Make sure to go the Datsan, or buddhist temple there, it's really interesting. And of course it's near Baikal, which is just beautiful.

V is for Vologda, an overnight train ride north of Moscow. If I remember rightly, Ivan the terrible was going to make it the capital, but lost his temper when a tile fell on his head and didn't. Stalin lived in exile there for a while before the revolution (unfortunately he was untroubled by falling masonry of any sort).


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Re: A is for.. [Re: Marianne -Russian Culture] #371601
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No,this will be my first time. I'm so excited!
There is no W sound in the Russian language.

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I went on a trip across SIberia from Moscow, taking our time and seeing a lot of places, and Ulan Ude was the final place we got to before running out of time and money and flying back. I'm really glad we got to see it. It'll be frezing in March won't it? Wrap up warm!
W is for..
It's amazing what online train timetables can teach the true geek. Уйбат, which I've transliterated as Wibat for the purposes of this game, is in Khakassia, en route from Krasnoyarsk to Abakan




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Re: A is for.. [Re: Marianne -Russian Culture] #374686
02/11/08 10:53 PM
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I just assumed we would skip a letter if its sound doesn't exist in the Russian language. smile

Re: A is for.. [Re: Milaya] #379778
02/23/08 01:36 PM
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We should do really, I'm just a sad geek!

X is also tricky, there is a letter X but it's not the same letter X. Never mind, X is for Khvalinsk
Хвалынск
Saratov Oblast', has a very pretty national park with lots of forest wild mushrooms, boars etc.


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Y is for the beautiful, park-filled, mineral-rich city that is Yekaterinburg.

We had a lovely time at the Yellow Submarine Beatles bar there in 2004. It was below street level, long and narrow, like a submarine, in fact. A beatle's tribute band was playing there the night we went, very creditably in fact, though they got heckled by one guy for singing in English!?

One more letter to go, any takers?

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Re: A is for.. [Re: Marianne -Russian Culture] #406146
04/13/08 12:37 AM
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Zvenigorod- Located in Moscow Oblast. Translated it's name means "town where they ring bells"
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Re: A is for.. [Re: Milaya] #408908
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Well done folks, we've finished!


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