Tag Archives: Volgograd

Astrakhan – Tatar Markets and Mosques

The Muezzin’s call to prayer rang out from the loud speakers of the local mosque over the wooden roof tops as the sun rose in Astrakhan. I was back in non-slavic Russia. Astrakhan sits on the Volga River near its … Continue reading

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Stalingrad! (Now Volgograd)

Volgograd (then Stalingrad) was flattened in World War Two. It has been completely rebuilt with Soviet-style grandeur – wide boulevards, monuments on every corner, and of course a few Lenins. Set on the Volga River, I found it surprisingly beautiful. … Continue reading

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