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28-Oct-2010 Journey Belarus is often referred to as the last leftover of the former USSR. The country is ruled with iron fist by the Soviet style dictator Alexander Lukashenko. Fraud has been used to win elections, protest demonstrations are forbidden, opposition leaders are harassed and have even disappeared. Lukashenko like Vladimir Putin is a leader branded by his Soviet background. More: Belarus country profile

17-Oct-2010 Journey Taking the famous Trans Siberian Express trough Russia was our oldest wish, here at Comtourist. The mythical 9000 km train journey between Moscow and Vladivostok was something we just had to do, it would be our first great journey trough the former Soviet Union. In 2002 it was time to go and we started planning our journey. There are basically two options, the "real" Trans Siberia Express to Vladivostok and the Trans Mongolian route to Beijing via Mongolia. We decided to start in St. Petersburg, take the Trans Mongolian route and end the journey in Shanghai. We had three fantastic weeks in the train and some of the worlds most interesting cities. More: Trans Siberian Express 2002

11-Oct-2010 Travel North Korea is often revered to as the last Stalinist dictatorship and the most reclusive country in the world. The Kim dynasty rules the country with an iron fist and employs all the traditional Stalinist tools like cult of personality, over the top state propaganda, megalomaniac architecture and terror against civilians. Comtourist visited North Korea and will keep following developments on this website. More: North Korea country profile