Just back from a month long trip to the above countries. This and the fortnight I spent in Saigon during the Chamois rut just about scuppered any plans for hunting trips this winter. I may just squeeze in an August effort but I am not holding my breath.
We were lucky enough to catch the Naadam festival whilst in Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia, which proved to be a fantastic spectacle and atmosphere highlighting the Mongolian skills with horses, bows and wrestling. The celebrations reverberated throughout the country.
Russia was another favourite with Moscow being a delightful city to visit, and the people so friendly and accommodating. Chilled vodka wasn’t hard to take either, with a ballet company performing Swan Lake at the Bolshoi Ballet to complete the trip.