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Mountain Biking Kamchatka

Mountain Biking Kamchatka

Dissatisfied with the plateau in his riding, mountain biker Patrick 'Bengel' Rasche looks toward Kamchatka, Russia's looming volcanoes for inspiration.

Red Dawn in Lapland

Red Dawn in Lapland

On the border between Russia and Finland, a band of Finnish soldiers are preparing to defend the country if the Bear decides to charge.

Red Dawn in Lapland

Red Dawn in Lapland

Finland shares an 833-mile border with an aggressive and unpredictable neighbor. That proximity led to a major conflict during World War II—the horrific Winter War—and even now it keeps Finns nervous about Russia’s intentions. David Wolman suited up to train with the elite soldiers who will be on the front lines if this cold feud ever gets hot.

Extreme Digital Detox, Siberia Edition

Extreme Digital Detox, Siberia Edition

Last winter, the author ventured to the tundra with an extreme tour company promising the ultimate digital renewal—ten days living with nomadic reindeer herders in one of the planet’s last remaining off-the-grid dark spots. Is it really possible to totally unplug?

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