Some of you might know that I spent 9 weeks in Russia this past summer. I had a chance to travel to St. Petersburg, Moscow, Novosibirsk, Lake Baikal, and Yakutia. The majority of my trip focused on working with a non-profit Christian humanitarian organization and other parts of this trip was for tourism. Russia is the largest country in the world when it comes to land size. To better grasp the vastness of Russia I turned to Google Maps. If you wanted to drive from St. Petersburg to Yakutia it would take you about 120 hours or 5 days of non-stop driving. Distance wise, you would cover about 9,000 km or 5,600 miles. I hope you enjoy some of the pictures of Mother Russia.
The song is an old Russian WWII song about a love story.
The title is "Смуглянка молдованка" and the translation is, "Dark-Skinned Moldovan Women".