For most of us, Russia is a white spot on our avitation map. And currently, we are not likely seeing any general political improvements. We thought that this is a good reason to leave aside all political and ideological reservations and just fly there. With two ultralight planes and nothing else on our minds, except the dream to get to know the country and its people the way we happen to encounter them. The result is a journey along the Volga river, and back and fourth across major parts of European Russia. A calculated adventure. The result: See with your own eyes, for nothing can replace your own authentic personal experience. No newspaper, magazine or documentary. It is much more exciting and, above all, much more diverse than we want to believe. Russia beyond Putin: It exists. Promise!