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Simon Reeve travels across the world's biggest country, Russia.On the centenary anniversary of the Russian Revolution, Simon's journey will take him from the snow-capped volcanoes of the far east, through some of the remotest parts of our planet, to the great cities of the west, Moscow and St Petersburg.Along the way he encounters an extraordinary cast of characters including reindeer herders living in extreme temperatures, the former traffic cop whose followers believe he is the reincarnation of Jesus, Cossack law enforcers and a cheese entrepreneur beating western sanctions. As well as braving conditions in some of most extreme places in the world, Simon and the team also experience first-hand what it's like filming in Putin's Russia when the team are repeatedly followed and detained by Russian authorities.
On the first leg of his journey Simon travels across Russia's far east, from the rugged snow covered mountains of Kamchatka to Yakutia, the coldest inhabited region in the world.
Simon Reeve's spectacular journey through Russia with a host of extraordinary characters continues. In this second leg, Simon begins in south-east Siberia and it takes him to Russia's far south west and the majestic Caucasus Mountains.
Simon's first stop is Lake Baikal, the oldest and deepest lake on earth, and the nearby city of Irkutsk where he witnesses the emotional outpouring of Russia's annual commemoration of World War Two.
The third and final leg of Simon's Russian journey takes him from the illegally annexed peninsula of Crimea to the historic Baltic city of St Petersburg.
Travelling across Russia's vast western plains Simon discovers depopulated villages and a rural community clinging on to existence and feeling abandoned by central government; at a small cottage hospital he meets an inspiring doctor trying to protect his clinic from closure. Arriving in Moscow he meets a victim of Russia's strict laws around protests, who was arrested for protesting against her flat being demolished.
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