This invaluable guide takes you beyond borsch, Bolsheviks and the Bolshoi to unveil cultural treasures, fast-moving cities, and vast, empty landscapes in a region that stretches halfway around the world. 124 detailed maps, including metro maps special food & drink section - more than just vodka & caviar. Tips on avoiding queues and beating bureaucracy. Details on getting around, from Minsk to Moscow to Magadan. The latest on gallery-hopping in St-Petersburg, lazing on a beach in Crimea and climbing volcanoes in the Russian Far East.