Blagoveshchensk (Russian: Благовещенск; [bləgɐˈvʲɛɕːɪnsk])—if you can’t say it well hell, neither could I until the day I was leaving. Nestled onto the northern bank of the Amor River (also named the Black Dragon River by who other than the Chinese) BLAG doesn’t fall flat but I wouldn’t book your honeymoon their either. It does highlight what the Far East of Russia is… mostly not a lot. Thus it was up to my host, Igor and former Russian army to have adjudicated an ‘arm’istice. Winner Russia!