To Krasnodar then Rostov-on-Don

From the border the next stop is Krasnodar, regional adminstration centre… and probably where the regional customs commander who says ‘Nyet’ is based.

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If you ever wondered what the USSR did with all its old military hardware……

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I mean even old trucks get a plinth in these parts

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Located on the Don river at the top of the Azov Sea, the 8th largest city in Russia and one of its fastest growing…Rostov-on-Don…..not just ‘Rostov’ mind you….there is a Rostov just outside Moscow…..apparently plays merry hell with the postal service.


On the way there I came across this huge monument in the middle of nowhere….a memorial to the history of the Cossacks who hail from this region

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Even through to the Soviet times

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As you arrive at the Don on the outskirts of Rostov-on-Don there is a huge bronze sculpture of a military cart with an attached horse team

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It dwarfs my little truck!

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The mighty Don

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Lined with large river ferries that provide river cruises in the high season…though the wharfs provide a focal point for casinos and entertainment all year round

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Typical parking scene…Rostov-onDon style

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