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From Newark to the Russian Far East is a 24 hour trip though you actually arrive two days later because you cross the International Date Line. The stopover cities are Seattle and Anchorage.

Finally, you arrive in Vladivostok, in Russia's Wild East . As headquarters of the Soviet Pacific Fleet the city was closed off from the world for nearly 50 years.

Now it is wide open, with an anything goes atmosphere The Trans Siberian Railroad terminates here after it's seven day, six thousand mile journey from Moscow. The seaport, while heavily militarized is opening up commercially. Lenin still keeps watch

and there are other Communist vestiges that have lost their importance as Vladivostok, on the Pacific Rim takes its rightful place as a trading crossroad of the world.

Khabarovsk is a true Russian frontier city on the border of Manchuria. The older people are still quite traditional but are attempting to adapt to the market economy.

One of the true ends of the Earth, Kamchatka is where the world's day begins.

It is a land of stunning natural beauty where nature often wields a violent hand. Sixteen active volcanoes spew fire and smoke over the landscape.

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