Trip from Czech to Crimea and back

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  1. gurumarvy

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    Hi friends
    For this year we are planned a trip to the Ukraine, Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea and Zakarpattia.
    We were four bikes and seven people.
    3x Triumph Tiger 955 and 1x Honda GL1800 Gold Wing.
    16 days, 4600 km plus the last 600 km from Slovakia we took the cartrain at home.
    Ukraine is a beautiful country and we meet lots of great and friendly people.

    We visited:

    • Strategic Missile Forces museum near Pervomaisk
    • The Arabat Spit and Arabat Fortress at sea of Azov
    • Genoese fortress in Sudak
    • Castle Swallow's Nest near Yalta
    • Livadia Palace near Yalta, where was The "Big Three" at the Yalta Conference, Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin
    • Secret nuclear soviet submarine base Balaklava
    • 35th Coastal Battery in Sevastopol
    • Diorama Storm of Sapun Mountain - The canvas shows the key moment of the storm of Sapun Mount on the 7th of May, 1944 by Soviet army.
    • On the boat we drove through Sevastopol bay, where it is anchored portion Russian Black See Fleet
    • Bakhchysarai - Khan's Palace
    • Little county museum veterans of Afghan war in Vinnytsia
    Departure

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    The first night at our friend in Moravia

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    Second day - Slovakia "Valley of Death" from WWII

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    Second night on the Slovakia border

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    Evening with Slovak beer

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  2. gurumarvy

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    War Memorial in the Dukla Pass in Slovakia - Poland border

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    Memorial to Czechoslovak legionaries who fell in battle Zborov in WWI at Ukrainian village Kalinivka

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    The third and fourth night we were at our friend in a small Ukrainian village 100 km far from Ternopil

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    Vodka's picnic

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    Evening party

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    And away we go


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    The fifth day we visited one of the most interesting places of our trip - Strategic Missile Forces museum.

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    Intercontinental ballistic missile R-36M / NATO code SS-18 Satan (MIRV system, carrying up to 10 heads)


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    This protective cover of the mine launcher missiles SS-24 "Scalpel" weighs 120 tons, it opens completely in 8 seconds

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    Command Post at a depth of 45 m / Kremlin calls me

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    My wife just launched SS-24 Scalpel from the nest
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    Guide here makes the former officers who served here. This is Yuri.

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    That's awesome! Some really cool sights and I love the colour of that one Tiger too. Do you have any more shots of or info on this truck?

    Thanks!

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  6. gurumarvy

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    Fifth night we sleep in Pervomaisk here

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  7. gurumarvy

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    I do not know exactly, but it can be Transporter MAZ-543.
    There are web sites http://www.rvsn.com.ua/en/ of the museum in English even though Russian language is much more information.
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    The next three nights we spent in Ordzhonikidze on the Black Sea.

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    From Ordzhonikidze we took ride to Arabat Spit to the Azov Sea

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    After this photo we are almost two hour extricate my Tiger

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    Wet sand and shells were everywhere in the chain and rear wheel does not rotate.

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    Victory

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    Ruins of Arabat fortress

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    Evening

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    The next day we repaired the alternator windings on one of the Tigers
    We borrowed a meter and solder after four hours have been all OK


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    Just was a bit hot in the shade

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    Group photo with our homemade Yuri and his wife


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    9th day - we drive along the coastal road to Sevastopol

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    Sudak Fortress

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    There were too other views

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    While resting

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    We met two Russian bikers. One had Supertenere 1200 and the second
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    And away we go

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    Yalta

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    Livadia Palace, where was The "Big Three" at the Yalta Conference

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    Swallow's nest

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    9th and 10 night we slept in the guest house in Sevastopol, which belonged to the Russian biker Alexej and his girlfriend Anya. That we got in contact in Ordzhonikidze.
    They were wonderful people and made us a guide.
    http://trihouse.ru/

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    Sevastopol

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    Diorama Storm of Sapun Mountain


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    Port of the Russian Black Sea Fleet

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    The hospital ship retired helped in Yugoslavia war

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    Submarine in retired

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    35th Coastal Battery in Sevastopol

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    Secret nuclear soviet submarine base Balaklava

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    Day 11
    Bakhchysarai - Khan's Palace


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    That night we slept by the river

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    Day 12
    Museum veterans of Afghan war in Vinnytsia


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    Along the way we meet 5 Czech bikers on Africa Twin, who also returned from the Crimea, so we camped at the pond and made a party.

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    Day 13 and 14
    We also spend with Czech bikers at the renowned off-road guesthouse in Transcarpathian Ukraine


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    Day 15
    Saying goodbye, and we're leaving home
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    Poprad - Slovakia

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    We loading bikes on the cartrain

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