I don’t know if you’ve been watching Levison Wood’s latest adventure travel documentary ‘From Russia to Iran: Crossing Wild Frontiers’ on Channel 4. It’s a fascinating journey through the Caucasus Mountains by him and his local guides, largely on foot, sometimes in cars or ambulances, and occasionally on horses and carts.
Levison Wood, an ex-paratrooper, takes you through the wildly beautiful region of former Soviet republics of Chechnya, Dagestan and Azerbaijan, meeting some fascinating and friendly local people.
He shows the stunning Caucasus in detail which you rarely see. Ancient buildings and settlements, landscapes which, in his words, “Put the Grand Canyon to shame”, and people who have adapted to the brutal realities of the collapse of the Soviet Union.
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