Ading this to background reading and as an illustration to the Russian Misery Travel (c) and Winter is the Soul fo Russia (c) concept: evencolderthanbefore.wordpress.com. Both words and pictures convey the spirit of travelling in the post-Soviet space.
or Russian Misery Tourism (c)
The car and camper got an all around pre-winter check. Yesterday I filled all four cans with propane, and am testing the outfit for winter worthiness thoroughly over the weekend.