In February 1840 Lister & Walker left Moscow to travel further into the Russian empire. Lister would keep very detailed information about weather conditions and distance between places. She also makes note on the state of condition of cultural places. Most of the time they seem to have followed the Volga river. They also visit the city of Astrakhan.
**Old photos of Astrakhan – This site is in Russian.
***Photos from Astrakhan – From TrekEarth gallery.