The Russian Chronicles
All HTML and Graphics © 1995
by FocalPoint f/8, Photos © Gary Matoso
(Chelyabinsk, Kazan, Moscow, St.Petersburg)
This "first of its kind" project, a photo-based and totally
digital Trans-Cyberian journey, is being co-produced by
FocalPoint f/8 (firstname.lastname@example.org ), San Francisco CA, along with
World Media Network
(email@example.com ) in Paris, France.
You can select the site which is closer to you.
Previous part of the chronicles:
- History, geography and statistics directory:
- November 16 thru November 25,
St. Peterburg - Paris, chronicle entries:
Gary and Lisa finally arrive in St. Petersburg, the end of The Russian Chronicles. Soon, goodbyes are said, as Gary boards
his flight back to Paris.
- November 16 thru November 25:
St. Peterburg - Paris, final story.
Five generations of one family spanning the upheaval, turmoil,
triumph and tragedy of the past 100 years of Russian history
as told through five generations of the
Maria Mikhailovna Gurevich family.
- November 9 thru November 15. Moscow, chronicle entries:
- November 9 thru November 15. Moscow, road stories:
The Godfather of Russian Rap.
Rapper, Hare Krishna devotee, rock/jazz drummer, vegetarian:
MD&C Pavlov is an unprecedented blend sprouted in the artistic hothouse
that is modern Moscow.
- November 1 thru November 8. Chelyabinsk to Kazan, chronicle entries:
- November 1 thru November 8. Chelyabinsk to Kazan, road stories:
A Soldier's Story.
The words of a dead soldier from Chechnya's battlefield are heard through the
memories of his family and in his last letters.
- October 28 thru October 31. Chelyabinsk, chronicle entries.
Gary and Lisa travel to Chelyabinsk, a formerly closed city near the
- October 28 thru October 31. Chelyabinsk, road stories:
A day with the communists who gather on Revolution Square.
The sound of voices raised in protest can be heard in Chelyabinsk's
Revolution Square. And they are calling for a new revolution.
Ulan-Ude, Irkutsk, Baikal, Novosibirsk.
Beginning of the chronicles:
Far East of Russia
Vladivostok, Khabarovsk, Birobidzhan, Chita.
If you need more textual information please go back to
Impressions of Russia and the Former USSR.
If you would like to see other pictures, please go to