A guide to the New East
Special report
Great journeys
From the Ukrainian steppe to the volcanoes of Kamchatka, across Central Asian desert and Siberian tundra, the wild landscapes of the new east lend themselves to adventure. Our correspondents have crossed this vast territory by train, boat, bus and car. Here are their dispatches from the road less travelled.
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New East

After image

I took a year-long road trip across 15 former Soviet states. Here's what I saw

Russia

Trans-Siberian

Two weeks on a train. It’s kind of an existential journey

Russia

Sea change

Meet the man who quit his day job for 6 months on a fishing boat to the far east

Russia

Metroland

Moscow’s commuter trains are a strange but fabulous microcosm of human life

Russia

Letter from

Altai, wilderness on the edge of change

Ukraine

Outside in

What can you learn about Ukraine from two decades of travels?

Kazakhstan

Red route

Following the new 1833km gas pipeline from China to Turkmenistan

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