Posts Tagged ‘Elista’

Astrakhan, the Gateway to Kazakhstan (August 4, 2011)

Astrakhan, the Gateway to Kazakhstan (August 4, 2011)

The morning was bright as we left Svetlograd. Our hopes were high as we anticipated reaching Astrakhan, on the Russian border, 330 miles away, by nightfall. The shrunken woman selling kvas outside of the hotel only bolstered our optimism. Kvas isn’t sold widely in the United States, and I’d found it underwhelming when I’d tried […]


Only Fools Russia In

Only Fools Russia In

Our Russia podcast pulls several more tracks from the goldmine of a Soviet collection we picked up in Odessa.  There were too many great tracks to fit into one podcast, so we split them between Ukraine and Russia.  Tracks 2, 7, and 14 are from a pair of discs we picked up in Elista, a […]