New Tour to Russia’s Southern Steppe: Cossacks, Kalmyks & Caviar

New Tour to Russia’s Southern Steppe: Cossacks, Kalmyks & Caviar

SEATTLE, WA - The award-winning travel specialist, MIR Corporation, is leading a new 14-day tour of Russia's Southern Steppe, an unfamiliar region spiced with a spirited array of independent cultures, including freedom-loving Cossacks and descendants of the Golden Horde. Highlights include: studying modern caviar production in Astrakhan; attending a cultural performance of Don Cossacks; and exploring a wildlife reserve for the critically endangered Saiga Antelope. Read More



MIR Corporation’s custom journeys inspired by your travel dreams

MIR Corporation’s custom journeys inspired by your travel dreams

July 4th marked the end of the GlobeRiders’ 2008 World Tour, the fifth that MIR has facilitated for the motorcycle adventure company. This year they roared across seven countries in 53 days, from China to Germany. Starting their engines 300 kilometers outside of Beijing, the riders headed north through eastern China up to Russia’s Lake Baikal region, across the entire length of Siberia, and down the Volga to the Black Sea, where they boarded a ferry to Ukraine and rolled through the lowlands of Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia into Germany and the end of the tour. Read More


MIR Travel Logs

MIR Travel Logs

What’s it like to float down the Volga River along with the Russian National Orchestra? Or to take a luxury private train from Moscow all the way to UlaanBaatar to attend the annual Naadam Festival? Or to visit the fabled Iranian city of Isfahan with its luminous bridges and gracious UNESCO-listed Imam Square? MIR Corporation now includes travel logs on its website, written by candid clients and thoughtful staff reporting on several of its imaginative tours. Read More


Put a Ring on It: Our Favorite Towns in Russia’s Golden Ring

Put a Ring on It: Our Favorite Towns in Russia’s Golden Ring

One of our Western Russia travel experts shares his tips for travel through the ancient Golden Ring towns that form an elliptical circle to the north and east of Moscow. He writes: “Don’t get me wrong, I love Moscow, but I really enjoy getting out into the regions for a change of scenery. A great way to get outside of Moscow and feel life in the more rural regions is by visiting cities in Russia’s Golden Ring.” Read More