By Daniel Kalder, read by Mark Bonnar and abridged by Fiona McAlpine.
Daniel goes in search of the obscurest places on the planet.A visit to Kazan, capital of Tartastan.
Daniel enters the empty mosque of Kul Sherif and the Tatar parliament.
A visit to Kalmykia, the size of Scotland with 300,000 inhabitants.
Daniel dines at the much recommended but hard to find Café Sputnik.
A quest for the fabled Chess City in Kalmykia.
Along the way, Daniel attends a new rock opera at the State Opera House.
Kalder's inquisitiveness lands him in trouble with the Kalmykian police, who keep a cage in their station for troublesome individuals.
Upon release, he finds the only Protestant church in Elista and is tempted to sell his hair.
In the republic of El Mari, Kalder finds the last true pagans of Europe and has an audience with the Chief Druid himself.
He also hunts down Kalashnikov - the inventor of the AK 47.