My biggest concern is keeping power to my camera. I have a D80 (a D700 would be nice but I doubt my wallet could pull it off). I know I need some backup batteries. Would a grip be worth it? I like the idea if I'm in a jam, I could toss some AAs in it. I'm just not sure I want to be carrying the extra bulk and weight that goes with it. I think for this trip I'm going to have to break down and get an AC converter so I can bring the Nikon charger with me. We will be 2 hours by train outside of downtown Moscow. I'm sure if we went downtown I could find a Russian flavored battery charger. Any thoughts or recommendations for power for the long haul? If I can get an AC converter, this will likely reduce my battery needs to a total of 2 (unless you guys think otherwise). I think I worked out the memory requirements I will have. I went in '07 for 2 weeks with a Canon A630. I shot about 1023 shots on it and 148 on film (Nikon N80). With quite a bit of rounding, I figure I could shoot 1700 shots (going to the Moscow airshow and I get trigger happy at those). Looks like 3 8gb cards should get the job done. How does that sound? Since I'm here, anyone recommend a light and inexpensive carrying bag that would hold the camera and maybe a telephoto lens? Something to walk around with for 8 hours.