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Video Tour of Six Russian Regions to the Sound of Russia's National Anthem

Russia, like any big country, has many faces.

Unfortunately, most people only see Russia's two biggest cities.

In this video, you will see six Russian regions:

1. St. Petersburg
2. Yekateringburg (site of the execution of the Tsars and near the continental border between Europe and Asia),
3. Pskov (near the Baltic)
4. Porkov (and the village of Plovdiv)
5. Kazan (capital of the Tartar region)
6. Moscow

Five regions are located in the western Russia.

Yekaterinburg is (barely) in eastern Russia since it is 30km on the east side of the Urals, which divide Russia east-west.

Russia is the biggest country in the world and this video just covers part of the western portion, which is only 20% of the whole country.

East of the Urals is a completely different Russia, the Russia that is in Asia, home of Siberia. It will be a few years before Francis does a video of that enormous region.

I will devote a chapter on Russia in my upcoming book, The Hidden Europe.

If you enjoyed this video, you might like my videos from Estonia.

Tour of Six Russian Regions to the Sound of Russia's National Anthem - Francis Tapon from Francis Tapon on Vimeo.


Video of the Europe-Asia border by Yekateringburg (Ekateringburg)

Francis Tapon stands on the border that divides the Asian and European continents. It is the eastern most point of Europe, deep in Russia, about an 18 hour train ride EAST of Moscow. It just goes to show how far Eastern Europe really goes. This was filmed in Russia in late 2008. Francis is the author of the upcoming book, The Hidden Europe: What Eastern Europeans Can Teach Us. Visit for more details.

The Europe and Asia Border near Yekaterinburg (Ekaterinburg) in Russia with Francis Tapon from Francis Tapon on Vimeo.

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