A quick note that I am in the process of removing from this blog all past published articles on travel to Russian destinations. This will take some time, so please bear with me. These articles will not be returning, either. At least not until the Russian people depose the murderous thug Vladimir Putin, and then hand him over to international authorities for trial. Until the Russian people take collective responsibility for installing to power this murderous psychopath, they deserve whatever befalls them from the internationally imposed sanctions. That includes denying Russians access to foreign currency, such as currency derived from tourism.