New East Digital Archive

Great journeys: adventures in the new east by land, sea and air

From the Ukrainian steppe to the volcanoes of Kamchatka, across Central Asian desert and Siberian tundra, the wild landscapes of the new east lend themselves to adventure. Our correspondents have crossed this vast territory by train, boat, bus and car. Here are their dispatches from the road less travelled.

After image: I took a year-long road trip across 15 former Soviet states. Here's what I saw

Trans-Siberian: Two weeks on a train. It’s kind of an existential journey

Sea change: Meet the man who quit his day job for 6 months on a fishing boat to the far east

Metroland: Moscow’s commuter trains are a strange but fabulous microcosm of human life

Letter from: Altai, wilderness on the edge of change

Outside in: What can you learn about Ukraine from two decades of travels?

Red route: Following the new 1833km gas pipeline from China to Turkmenistan