Our 25 YouTubes are now ready. You will receive the URLs, one or two at a time, with the hope you will study them and get a "feel" for each Russian city we visited. We didn't intend flashy, fast paced, "knock-your-socks-off" travelogues. Our intention is to give you an actual sense of Russia's people, streets, sidewalks, metros, culture and what motivates them as individuals and collectively. Note that Russians dress the same as we (China makes both of our countries' apparel) and they drive the same makes and models of cars that we drive.
This first Youtube shows Moscow where we landed. It spans our first nine actual hours on ground, during which over two hours of video was shot––and the footage has been reduced to this 13-minute impression of Russia's largest city. Mel Van Dusen, our pro bono videographer, was seeing Russia for the first time. He is the editor and voiceover for the series (with a little assistance from me). In addition he spent two months pro bono sifting through 60 hours of footage to provide a glimpse into today's Russia.