Close to Distinct
The RBTH newsroom is made up of editors; we work all day with someone else’s text, photos and videos. But sometimes we just have something to say! Hence, this blog, which gives RBTH editorial staff a chance to comment on the news, tell the world about something they find interesting or just talk about life in Russia – always keeping in mind that while we are all unique, our experiences prove that we are more alike than different.
March 10, 2013
The Expedition Trophy off-road race is over. RBTH reporter Artem Zagorodnov packs his crampons and his one-of-a-kind stories. He’s going home
March 8, 2013
While the Expedition Trophy race came an end, RBTH's Artem Zagorodnov reflects on Khabarovsk, the most European city in Russia's Fast East
March 7, 2013
RBTH's Artem Zagorodnov continues to share his off-road adventures during the Expedition Trophy race
March 6, 2013
RBTH's Artem Zagorodnov continues to share his off-road adventures during the Expedition Trophy race. This time he talks about the initiative undertaken by the “Our Alaska” team which takes reporters to visit a village school in Russia's Far East
March 5, 2013
Finally, RBTH reporter Artem Zagorodnov gets out of the car and crashes a wedding party on the ice of Lake Baikal, all in a day’s work
March 4, 2013
On the way to Lake Baikal with the first-place team, Artem Zagorodnov discovers some kind of inner peace
March 2, 2013
It was morning when we entered Expedition founder Alexander Kravtsov’s emerald city. After a grueling night, driving through a storm that refused to abate, we pulled into Ruyan
March 1, 2013
RBTH's Artem Zagorodnov shares more drama from his off-road adventure with Expedition Trophy 2012
February 28, 2013
The Kazakhs, I discovered, do not take our newly formed Customs Union as much of an excuse to be lax about border crossings; nor do they much care for the Russian ruble. But a snowstorm on the steppe led to a cozy night indoors
February 27, 2013
Intrepid expedition reporter Artem Zagorodnov critiques Russia’s eastern road system and lives to tell the tale
February 26, 2013
Half-frozen, teams blunder their way through the Expedition and a reporter finds hot food on the Russian highway
February 25, 2013
Any romantic vision I had about this off-road adventure is being debunked. It’s going to be rough and tumble, all right. It’s also going to be dirty and downright chaotic
February 24, 2013
This year a team of priests from the Russian Orthodox Church joined the 2013 off-road tour. Before the race begins, one priest reads a somber prayer before blessing every jeep with holy water.
February 23, 2013
Flying to Murmansk to start my great adventure by jeep, I realized that from Moscow, it’s faster to get to New York than to Vladivostok on Russia's East Coast—where I’m headed by car!
February 21, 2013
As an editor with wanderlust and an adventurous alter ego, I will join one of the off-road teams and embark on a two-week expedition across the eastern wilderness of Russia. I promise some thrills and excitement along the way…
February 4, 2013
Knowing that I was a journalist from Russia, my American colleagues were relentless: is it true that Pussy Riot... that Putin... that censorship...?
October 3, 2012
Each Russian man has a clear perception of the things women should and shouldn’t do in Russia. Sometimes foreigners may find it shocking. Is it a lack of feminism or cultural disconnect?
December 2, 2011
When you can’t fight stereotypes, you have to turn the situation upside down
September 2, 2011
Why do Russians love to buy the best stuff in the world, but can’t produce it themselves?
May 19, 2011
The more Russians and Americans interact with each other, the more likely we are to get past any disagreements and misunderstandings