Russia by Donald Mackenzie Wallace

RUSSIA by Donald Mackenzie Wallace Copyright 1905 Contents Preface CHAPTER I TRAVELLING IN RUSSIA Railways–State Interference–River Communications–Russian “Grand Tour”–The Volga–Kazan–Zhigulinskiya Gori–Finns and Tartars–The Don–Difficulties of Navigation–Discomforts–Rats–Hotels and Their Peculiar Customs–Roads–Hibernian Phraseology Explained– Bridges–Posting–A Tarantass–Requisites for Travelling– Travelling in Winter–Frostbitten–Disagreeable Episodes–Scene at a Post-Station. CHAPTER II IN THE NORTHERN FORESTS Bird’s-eye View of Russia–The Northern Forests–Purpose