It was an interesting experience driving through Russia especially when not in Saint Petersburg as very few speak English. Ordering food in a restaurant would have been almost impossible without Google Translate. One upside was that fuel was cheaper than anywhere else on my trip about £0.35 a litre.

Winter palace in Saint Petersburg
Fruit sellers on the side of the main road, this is a typical sight you will see many of them.
The beach and kremlin walls in Veliky Novgorod
Accommodation was quite basic… (from an old unused prison in Saint Petersburg)
The most unusual tank i’ve ever seen in the tank museum outside Moscow
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