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After our lovely time in Volgograd, we had to return to Moscow in order to get into Eastern Europe (to Kyiv, Ukraine). If you look at a map (or the map above how bout), you'll notice that it's a sharp backwards turn to go Volgograd-Moscow-Kyiv (it's the part of the map that is like an A) and kind of silly when Volgograd to Kyiv directly would save hours and hours and make a lot more sense. But guess what's happening on that route? CRIMEA. Can't go through there! Ever since the Russian Federation annexed Crimea (in March 2014), pro-Russian protests in the region escalated to armed conflict between the separatist forces and the Ukrainian government. Thousands of people are fighting still and it's very dangerous. Russia is, as uzh, very cagey about everything bad it's doing, and it deny its presence in the region almost as often as it confirms that 'military specialists' are there. Russia is real trouble and we didn't want to reward its terribleness with more tourism money spent there, but we had no choice so back to Moscow we went.
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Laughfrodisiac is attempting to complete another month of VeganMOFO in September 2014! Read about the plan here and stay tuned every day in September!
In September 2013, Laughfrodisiac participated in VEGANMOFO! Read about this awesome month-long vegan blogging challenge! And read all the posts I wrote during VeganMofo here!
If you like the Veganizing "Friends", check out more of my veganization of TV food on HelloGiggles!
Click on the Michelin Restaurants link for an ever-growing review collection for fancy restaurants that can accommodate vegans!