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 (email@example.com ), San Francisco CA, along with
World Media Network
(firstname.lastname@example.org ) in Paris, France.
You can select the site which is closer to you.
Next part of the chronicles:
- History, geography and statistics directory:
Chita, Birobidzhan, Khabarovsk, Vladivostok.
- Vladivostok, chronicle entries:
- Vladivostok, road stories: The Lighthouse Keeper
- Khabarovsk, chronicle entries:
- Khabarovsk, road stories: Larisa Fedotova
- Birobidzhan, chronicle entries:
- Birobidzhan, road stories: The Last Jews of Birobidzhan
- Chita, chronicle entries:
- Chita, road stories:
A glimpse of life along a busy thoroughfare
Ulan-Ude, Irkutsk, Baikal, Novosibirsk.
The European part of Russia
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