The Russian Chronicles (Far East)

The Russian Chronicles, an experiment in realtime, online, interactive photojournalism began September 11th, 1995 in Vladivostok, when photographer Gary Matoso and writer Lisa Dickey embarked upon a 5,000 mile, two month journey across the Russian heartland. They are traveling with a digital camera and two laptop computers, recording their digital stories as they go and relaying them back to FocalPoint f/8 in San Francisco every two to three days. There, Chuck Gathard and Tripp Mikich at FocalPoint f/8 will edit and compose the images and text into the Web pages. All HTML and Graphics 1995 by FocalPoint f/8, Photos Gary Matoso

This "first of its kind" project, a photo-based and totally digital Trans-Cyberian journey, is being co-produced by FocalPoint f/8 (focalpt@f8.com ), San Francisco CA, along with World Media Network (wmedia@dialup.francenet.fr ) in Paris, France. You can select the site which is closer to you.

Next part of the chronicles: Siberia
featuring Ulan-Ude, Irkutsk, Baikal, Novosibirsk.
The final: The European part of Russia
featuring Chelyabinsk, Kazan, Moscow, St.Petersburg.

If you need more textual information please go back to Impressions of Russia and the Former USSR.

If you would like to see other pictures, please go to Rus sia Phototrack