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MIR Corporation announces new ways to explore Russia, China, Mongolia, and the Silk Road in 2009

MIR Corporation announces new ways to explore Russia, China, Mongolia, and the Silk Road in 2009 ( 2009 brings four new exciting opportunities to travel with MIR Corporation, a company that specializes in trips at the crossroads of Europe and Asia. Travelers can choose from an array of scheduled small group active and cultural tours and sophisticated private rail journeys or create their own custom-crafted private adventure. MIR Corporation gives adventurers the chance to go deep, far, and wide across Russia, China, Mongolia, and the Silk Road on these imaginative scheduled group tour itineraries:

• Behind Closed Doors: Russian Exile&Intrigue
An in-depth study of some of czarist Russia's and the Soviet Union's most clandestine habits. Range from Red Square, where Lenin still lies in state, to a former gulag on remote Solovetsky Island, and to St. Petersburg, a resplendent setting for czarist intrigue and revolutionary fervor.

• The Great Silk Road Across China&Uzbekistan
A far-ranging 19-day exploration of Western China and Central Asia, a region rich with layers of Chinese, Turkic, Indian, and Persian cultures.

• Trans-Siberian Express Between Beijing&Moscow
A fascinating yet relaxing overview of China, Mongolia, Siberia, and Western Russia aboard the Tsar's Gold train.

• Arctic Circle by Steam Train
A 4,200 mile journey - 75 percent of which is steam-hauled - through the Russian “White Nights" from Moscow to the Arctic Circle and back again featuring special guest speaker Paul Theroux, travel writer and novelist.

MIR's 2009 full catalog of tour offerings is available now. To view the full lineup of journeys online, visit the website at for the complete rundown. The full lineup of Central Asia journeys is also back by popular demand.

Many of the tours to these fascinating destinations sold out in 2008, and space is already going fast for 2009. Call 1-800-424-7289 or email Charity Shaller at href=""> for availability and reservations today.

Liz Riley MIR Corporation 85 South Washington Street, Suite 210 Seattle, WA USA 98104 Phone: 800-424-7289 Fax: 206-624-7360 Email:

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