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’s New & Improved Tours for 2012

MIR’s New & Improved Tours for 2012

SEATTLE, WA — During the past 25 years MIR Corpration has built a reputation as a leader in pioneering travel to destinations – from Tibet to Tehran and everyplace in between – considered obscure, exotic, remote, difficult and even controversial. This year we’re pleased to introduce a these imaginative new trips for 2012: Inside the Russian Space Program Looking for an out-of-this-world adventure? Witness the manned launch of the Soyuz spacecraft on its way to relieve the crew of the International Space Station, enjoying unparalleled access to VIP viewing areas and briefing sessions. Back in Moscow, take in the classic sights before you observe the live Soyuz-International Space Station docking at Mission Control Center, an event that very few get to experience in such an intimate way. If you’ve ever dreamed of space travel, here is your chance. To enhance your near-space experience, the tour features an extremely knowledgeable study leaderaaaRead More


MIR’s 30 Years: Overland Expeditions – Motorcycling with GlobeRiders (VIDEO)

MIR’s 30 Years: Overland Expeditions – Motorcycling with GlobeRiders (VIDEO)

Looking back on MIR's 30 years, one of its first overland expeditions was a logistically challenging motorcycle journey with the GlobeRiders traveling through six countries in 65 days. Read More


Beginner’s Guide to World War II Sites in Western Russia

Beginner’s Guide to World War II Sites in Western Russia

The memory of World War II is still a big deal in Russia, and understandably so. Almost an entire generation of men was wiped out in what is known here as the Great Patriotic War. Estimates of casualties in Russia alone range from 7 million to 14 million, half of them civilians of all ages and genders. Everyone lost someone, and no one has forgotten. A sobering story of treachery, tragedy, heroism and survival, Russia’s memory of its World War II experience has been an important influence on its contemporary character. These are some of the most important of Western Russia’s WWII sites... Read More