Enterring Russia AKA "the motherland" (I suggest you some local punk music for a better reading experience https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIsP_-Vg3Fk So after an almost good sleep , in an almost good motel close to the border, i was ready to jump on the bike and discover Russia! To be honest i was abit impressed; i am an optimistic person but sometimes we hear so many things about people and places... and it's always the complete opposite when you finally arrived at destination. That's why travelling is so good no ? So i arrived at the border; confident but still ready to everything. The place was almost empty on the Ukrainian side when i arrived. A few trucks fully loaded, some locals and a few " i will never smile "guys with automatic rifles and camo uniforms. I stopped 100 meters before the checkpoint and smoked a cigarette... maybe it's the last one for the next hours..... I don't wont to make politics here or offense anybody. The situation between Ukraine and Russia is really hot so border guards on both side where talking bad about the other side. So you have to explain to one side that you are so sad to leave, and on the other side that you are so happy to enter. crazy world . It took's me 45 min to exit Ukraine and entering Russia. Quiet fast and whitout paying any backchich even if they tried. Then the endless wait started. One hour of waiting, standing in front of a checkpoint. After that i was authorized to advance.....30 meters. ...... and wait one hour more. 5 guys came to me, looking like officier and started to ask me a lot of questions. They where quiet friendly and curious about my trip, some of them where younger than me and almost speak english. Suddenly somebody call them by radio from the tower in front of us and they start to be less friendly, i know it was because of protocol and they looked a bit frustrated. We entered the building and they let me seat in a small office. Two older officier came so we where finally 8 in the room. 7 guys in army boots and one in adventure boots. 30 minutes later they let me leave. I was impressed by the precision of the questions and the informations they already had about me . Next part was checking bike and luggage, some paperwork ,in russian, so i don't know what kind of documents i have signed this day. Was a reeeeeeaaaallly long processs. So 4 hours after my last cigarette i enterred Russia on my steel horse yeahhhhhhh !