An indispensable tour guide around the huge country. A wanderer's personal diary.
Join Mark Ames on his tour of Vladivostok, the largest Russian port city on the Pacific coast. Its name means ruling over the east, and it was originally built as a border stronghold in the Far East of the Russian empire.
Watch new adventures of the Wayfarer in Chelyabinsk on RTDoc.
This time Mark Ames heads north. He visits Arkhangelsk, one of the main Russian ports on the Arctic Ocean. He joins the local hockey team fun club, travels around the mysterious Solovki Monastery and takes part in a baptism ceremony.
In this issue Mark Ames travels to Karelian republic, situated in the North-West of Russia. There he learns how to cook a fish soup called ukha, tries extreme rafting and plays a kantele, a Karelian harp.
Join Mark Ames on a journey to one of the oldest towns in Russia - Pereslavl Zalessky to visit Peter the Great museum, irons museum and the old Kremlin.
This time Mark Ames visits the Russian space center where he goes through a tough cosmonaut training program.
Mark Ames takes a ride to Tula - a city of legendary craftsman. Here, the heart of the home is a fiery samovar, tea drinking is an elaborate ritual and a healthy dose of shooting is therapy.
This time Mark Ames travels to Kalmykia republic, south-east Russia. There he tries national dances, visits a chess club and finds out how to cook lamb chops. Mark says that only in Kalmykia he has found the truth of life.
RT's Mark Ames is on the road again. This time he travels to Elbrus, Europe's tallest peak, where he enjoys the serene snowy forests, takes a shot at conquering the challenging slopes and discovers a hidden science lab inside a mountain.
In this series Mark Ames visits the Tyva Republic, in southern Siberia. There he visits a museum of beautiful postage stamps, which are a firm favourite with philatelists, and even takes part in wrestling competitions and shaman rituals.
RT's Mark Ames takes you to the Urals' cultural center - Ekaterinburg. Now it's a town of its own film studio, rock music and eccentric sculptures but it used to be the place setting for the most dark chapters of the Russian history.