Once you have made several posts, you will see extra member only rooms beyond what you see now.
If you are interested in Russia, Ukraine, Eastern Europe or the former Soviet Union, this is the place for you.
We have political analysts, media pundits, writers and journalists. If you are interested in the former Soviet Union, this is where you want to be.
Please feel free to look around our site, browse our community discussion forums and chat with residents of, and travellers to Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania, Moldova and other former Soviet Union countries.
You can learn the reality and about the potential pitfalls and ultimate rewards which await travellers who are prepared to step behind what was once the Iron Curtain.
Here at RUA you can discover the actual truth about Russia, Ukraine and the former Soviet Union countries and the people; not just the edited or propagandised version the western media would usually have you believe. We have curious westerners, expats, locals, people who have moved to the FSU from the west, people who have moved from the west to the FSU.
It will benefit you to take a moment to sign up as a member of our forums.
It costs you nothing and gives you access to all our posted images, the former Soviet Union Photo Galleries and our Private Travel Reports area.
We have many FSU born people who regularly participate in our discussion forums also, some relocated, and some who live in Russia, Ukraine and elsewhere.
An impartial Russian or Ukrainian view can sometimes be an invaluable asset if you have a question you want to ask a Russian woman.