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To Russia With Love?

There seems to be one glaring omission from all these great episodes of travel throughout Europe: Moscow. It is technically part of Europe, right? Russia is repeatedly mentioned in other episodes of the show because of its influence on other nations, during the Cold War or otherwise. It seems like you could do many episodes on such a large and storied city, if you were so inclined. Perhaps they're not friendly to western media? I can't imagine Iran was either. Any plans to visit, Mr. Steves?

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Northamptonshire, England
19485 posts

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Posted by Laura
Rick Steves' Europe
15012 posts

Russia is not on the list for the next TV season, but the much-requested Romania and Bulgaria are!

Posted by andi
franktown, colorado
1369 posts

Thanks for that information, Laura. What good news! I'll be watching for them.

Posted by Ilja
Seattle
4253 posts

Laura, is it new Bulgaria? I remember seeing one few years ago. Romania must be new, I haven't seen it yet (meaning R.S. TV program).

Posted by Laura
Rick Steves' Europe
15012 posts

Yes, this will replace the old Bulgaria show (2001) in TV rotation, and Romania is a brand-new topic for Rick.

Posted by Laura
Rick Steves' Europe
15012 posts

Rick's new PBS TV series start in September (every second year). Since these shows are not yet filmed, they probably won't be edited and on the air until the end of the group, in November or December. New DVDs are usually available for purchase by December, as well, for the holidays.

Posted by andrew.m.dugdale OP
2 posts

For what it's worth, I'd also like to express interest in Minsk/Belarus as well as Kiev/Ukraine; whenever it's not a conflict zone, that is.

Posted by James E.
USA
8166 posts

I realize this is an old thread but I thought I would throw in that Kiev is worth the effort.