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2021-09-27 20:00
Russian space programRussia is proud of its achievements in the field of space exploration, and rightly so. With a string of records and ‘firsts’ under its belt, Russia – e… Read More
2018-03-07 10:23
Samara is the sixth largest city in Russia. It’s located in the south-eastern part of European Russia, at the confluence of the Volga and Samara Rivers, not far from the border with Ka… Read More
2018-03-07 10:04
We’ve all heard of Moscow, St Petersburg and Sochi, but what about Saransk – is that a name you’re familiar with? Saransk is the capital city of the Republic of Mordovia. T… Read More
2018-03-07 09:49
Yekaterinburg is the fourth largest city in Russia and the capital of the Ural region. The city was founded by the first Russian Emperor, and marks the place where the last Russian Emperor a… Read More
2018-03-05 14:58
If Volgograd is on the Volga, then it makes sense that Rostov-on-Don is … on the Don. Twenty miles to the east of the Sea of Azov, which in turn forms a northern offshoot of the Black… Read More
2018-03-05 14:19
Kaliningrad – a Russian enclave on the Baltic coast between Poland and Lithuania – is the most westerly of all this year’s World Cup host cities. Standing on the mouth of t… Read More
2018-03-02 14:30
You probably won’t be surprised to hear that Volgograd stands on the mighty Volga River. Formerly called Stalingrad – the fortress that played a pivotal role in World War II &nda&hell…Read More
2018-03-02 09:49
If the World Cup had been held in Russia just 28 years ago, none of the games would have been held in Nizhny Novgorod for two important reasons: Nizhny Novgorod didn’t exist then &ndas&hell…Read More
2018-02-09 16:30
Saint Petersburg is one of Russia’s most picturesque cities. Home to the country’s iconic FC Zenit football team, it’s a city full of history and wonder. Known at different… Read More
2018-02-09 16:10
Some of the cities hosting this year’s World Cup may be unfamiliar to you. But who hasn’t heard of Sochi? Sochi has always been considered Russia’s principal resort, but ho… Read More
2018-02-08 16:37
If you’re travelling to Moscow to watch the World Cup, perhaps your biggest problem is knowing where to start your exploration of this fascinating city with its bewildering mix of attr… Read More
2018-02-07 14:56
The ‘Sport Capital of Russia’ – now that’s a good title for a World Cup host city to have! And as Russia’s self-proclaimed ‘third capital’ after Mos… Read More
2017-11-30 15:11
There are plenty of ‘Revolution Squares’ in cities all over the world. But the one in Moscow has got to be among the most famous. Located in the centre of the capital, in Tversko… Read More
2017-11-30 15:06
This year marks a century since the October Revolution finally brought the reign of Russia’s Czars (the Romanovs) to an end, and saw the birth of communism, which would lead to the est… Read More
2017-11-30 14:54
After Moscow and St Petersburg, one of Russia’s most popular tourist cities is Nizhny Novgorod. Often shortened to just Nizhny, it’s Russia’s fifth-largest city after Mosco… Read More
2017-11-30 14:48
We’ve all heard of Lenin and Stalin and how they played a central role in the history of Russia and the USSR for a large part of the last century. But what about Nikita Khrushchev &nda&hell…Read More
2017-11-30 14:44
As one of the most important historical and cultural centres of southern Russia and the northern Caucasus region, Krasnodar is more ethnically diverse than Northern Russia. The renovated tsa… Read More
2017-09-13 12:17
There are few places in Russia which represent the repression of the Soviet era as much as Moscow’s Lubyanka Building. Lubyanka is the popular name for the headquarters of the former K… Read More
2017-09-13 11:56
Did you know that Moscow has the only national nature reserve in Europe located in a city with more than a million inhabitants? Elk Island straddles the boundary between Moscow proper and th… Read More
2017-09-13 11:22
11. Leningrad under Stalin: Kirov and the Terror (1924-1941) There are so many reasons to visit St Petersburg. Some people come in search of culture, others seek inspiration from its literar… Read More
2017-09-13 11:15
People from all round the world have left their mark in St Petersburg, be it in terms of its history, architecture or cultural life. So what has the French nation given to this most European… Read More
2017-09-13 10:21
The rouble is the basic unit of Russian currency, like the euro or pound sterling. It consists of 100 copecks, and has done since 1704, making it the world’s first decimalised currency… Read More
2017-09-13 10:11
As the world’s largest country by far, it’s no surprise that there are endless fun and fascinating facts about Russia. Here are just a few of them… Russia is home to Europ… Read More
2017-08-31 09:32
Are you planning to visit the FIFA World Cup in Russia next year? Then you can now access everything you need to know at the touch of a button! You’ll find all the important informatio… Read More
2017-08-18 14:30
Folk dance is an important part of Russian culture. Traditional Russian folk dance has its origins in various ethnic groups, including the Slavs and Tatars. Some of the first Russian folk mu… Read More
2017-08-14 08:29
The FIFA World Cup is one of the biggest sporting events on the planet. So the fact that Russia is hosting the event is a great opportunity to demonstrate what a warm welcome people from aro… Read More
2017-08-01 09:51
Siberia is an amazing land of contrasts and makes up a huge portion of modern-day Russia. Here are a few facts by way of illustration… Siberia covers 9 734 000 square kilometres &ndas&hell…Read More
2017-07-26 15:34
Please enjoy an article from one of our inspired clients: For most visitors to Russia, like ourselves, the first experience of the country is through her two great metropolises: Moscow and… Read More
2017-07-24 16:39
Fancy seeing the natural side of Russia, but don’t want to travel too far? Then maybe the Republic of Karelia is what you’re looking for. Karelia is an amazing ‘country of… Read More
2017-06-28 16:53
Visiting Moscow? Wondering where to start? There are so many incredible things to see and do in Russia’s capital. Beyond the obvious Red Square, St Basil’s Cathedral and Kremlin… Read More
2017-06-19 15:30
Red Square is undoubtedly one of Moscow’s – and Russia’s – most iconic landmarks. Every day, thousands flock to see its most famous sites – Lenin’s mausol… Read More
2017-06-09 15:11
Today is an important day in the Russian calendar. Russia Day is a national day of celebrations which features plenty of flag hoisting, parades, fireworks, awards ceremonies, singing of patr… Read More
2017-06-07 09:07
Russia offers so many different attractions for tourists to enjoy – amazing architecture, vibrant nightlife, and an endless range of cultural and historical attractions. But what&rsquo&hell…Read More
2017-06-02 16:21
Moscow hasn’t always been Russia’s capital city. In fact, in the 13th-15th centuries, it was Vladimir that held this prestigious title. The white stone churches of Vladimir are a… Read More
2017-05-26 08:56
Russia is proud of its achievements in space … and justifiably so, as it achieved a large number of firsts, including… The successful test of the world’s first ballistic… Read More
2017-05-22 10:49
Have you ever wondered what the long peninsula is running north-south at the eastern end of Russia? This is the Kamchatka peninsula, over 104 000 square miles of largely unpopulated land, se… Read More
2017-05-19 08:09
St Petersburg is a city full of attractions and unforgettable experiences which everyone should visit at least once in their lifetime. But what about disabled visitors – how accessible… Read More
2017-05-15 16:40
Russia has dominated many sports over the years, but surely some of its most famous sportsmen and women are the famous names who took world gymnastics to a new level in the latter decades of… Read More
2017-05-12 10:29
Fancy a bit of food shopping in St Petersburg? There’s no shortage of grocery markets in the city and, although they’ve largely been superseded in popularity by the ever-growing… Read More
2017-05-10 15:39
Have you ever wanted to walk in the footsteps of the Romanovs – the dynasty that ruled Russia until they were executed by the Bolsheviks in 1918? There are countless locations across R… Read More
2017-05-08 10:29
Mention ‘Urals’ to most people, and they’ll probably think of the Ural Mountains – a range that runs from north to south through western Russia, from the coast of the… Read More
2017-04-28 14:53
Getting around St. Petersburg by public transport is generally pretty straightforward, and certainly won’t break the bank. But there are circumstances – airport transfers, for ex… Read More
2017-04-26 13:45
Russia is a big place. The eight hours it takes by train from Moscow to St Petersburg is hardly a long journey by Russian standards … not when you consider that a trip on the famous T… Read More
2017-04-19 09:31
Golf tourism is big business. People come from all over the world to play on the windswept links of St Andrews in Scotland, the carefully manicured fairways of the southern USA or the tropic… Read More
2017-04-13 10:03
Here in the West, Christmas is generally considered the most important Christian festival. But in Russia, it’s Easter that takes pride of place. Easter is a time when the faithful and… Read More
2017-04-10 14:09
Russia is home to 11 world chess champions! But how did chess become so popular in our country? Archaeological finds in Novgorod confirm that chess came to Russia from the Middle East, not… Read More
2017-04-06 16:05
Travelling to Russia? Wondering what to take with you? Then here are some suggestions. Needless to say, it depends to a large extent where you’re going, and when, but hopefully you&rsq&hell…Read More
2017-03-31 14:47
There’s just over 500 days to go till the biggest event in the footballing calendar – the FIFA World Cup 2018. Hosted by Russia, it’s a great opportunity to showcase the ve… Read More
2017-03-27 11:29
Russia is a big place! With a total surface area about 70 times bigger than the UK, you could spend a lifetime exploring this fascinating land, and still only scratch the surface. But now th… Read More
2017-03-17 16:56
Travelling by motorbike is a great way to see new countries and meet the local people. And with so many great countries to visit, it can be difficult to know where to start. So can we make a… Read More
2017-03-15 17:28
Russia is proud of its countless sporting achievements over the decades. Combining the total medals of the Soviet Union and Russia, the country is second among all nations by number of gold… Read More
2017-03-10 09:36
Russia’s most famous alcoholic drink will always be vodka. But what about beer – how does it compare with the type of drinks you find in the West? Here are some facts and figures… Read More
2017-03-01 09:12
Andrey Rublev may be Russia’s most famous icon painter, yet relatively little is known about his life. For a start, we know only that he was born somewhere between 1360 and 1370, altho… Read More
2017-02-16 09:23
Butter Week, Crepe Week, Cheesefare Week … however you want to translate ‘Maslenitsa’, it’s an important date in the Russian calendar, and a great opportunity to joi… Read More

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