Shaky crossing. With the last light of the evening, we always left the road to find a place to camp. Seventy-five years of collective ownership means there are very few fences in Russia, so it's easy to ride off the road onto farmland or into the forests. Seventy-five years of totalitarian rule means the average Russian takes absolutely no notice of anything strange or unusual. So we were never challenged if anyone spotted us. This made Russia--the largest country in the world--an easy place for camping.