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Roadtrip Russia (1) Murmansk - Machackala - Magadan

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Our objective was to see as many Russian republics, oblasts, krais and other entities as possible ... driving by car ... all the way from Murmansk (Arctic Ocean) to Machackala (Caspian Sea) to Magadan (Pacific Ocean).

The total distance driven within Russia was almost 20.000km.

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Trip map:

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Finished segments: (please click)

(2) East Front to Stalingrad

..... Northern Caucasus (previous trip)

..... Chechnya and Dagestan (previous trip)

..... Stalingrad and Astrakhan (previous trip)

(3) North Front to Murmansk

(4) TransSiberia to Chita

(5) Highway from Hell & Road of Bones to Magadan

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The quality of life in Russia is pretty good these days:

excellent roads, hotels, food and nightlife even in some remote places (but not always).

Beautiful girls. Relatively friendly police. Hardly any tourists.

The feeling of freedom is much higher than - for example - in the US.

( P.S.: bringing lots of Rubles and a little Russian will help ! )

Excellent website by Russian tour guide and former paratrooper Mikhail Rybochkin: Roadtrips Across Russia.

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Our car:

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A 12-year-old Mercedes ML 320 modified by us with anti-tank armouring and stealth-button ...

sorry for smiling about other traveller's pre-trip-preparations ...

actually we didn't even test-drive it before the < € 5.000 purchase ;-)

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Kilometer Zero

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Stone Marker at the Kremlin in Moscow

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Overview of the federal subjects of Russia:

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Source: Wikipedia

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Overview of highways in Russia:

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Source: Wikipedia

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Overview of Kolyma Highway and "Road of Bones":

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Sections 1 - 6 is the new all-year maintained Kolyma Highway M56
Section 7 is the unmaintained classic core part of the "Road of Bones", passing the "Pole of Cold" at Oymyakon / Tomtor

Source: Colebatch of the great Sibirsky Extreme on Advrider forum

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Overview of railways in Russia:

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Source: Wikipedia

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Overview of airports in Russia:

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Source: Our Airports

List of Russia's busiest airports: Wikipedia

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Overview of hotels in Russia:

All Russia Hotels

Bronevik Hotels

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Overview of Russia, including major rivers

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Foto of Wall Map inside Magadan Sokol Airport

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Our car finally in Magadan:

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Posted by LuxuryRogue 05:24 Archived in Russia

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