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Russia, is a country of epic proportions. Home to the treasures of the tsars, Peter the Great, Ivan the Terrible, the incomparable Bolshoi and Kirov Ballet and some of the best vodka you’ll ever taste, Russia is a fascinating travel destination. Whether you wish to explore Moscow’s legendary Red Square and the gold-domed Kremlin, follow the route of the Romanovs to Yekaterinburg, cruise the Neva River or visit historic Golden Ring towns, Russia won’t fail to impress.

Photo Showcase – Beautiful St Pete’s

Two weeks ago we featured a photo showcase by our own Christine Fleitz looking at her time spent in Moscow when she travelled on our 7 day Back in the USSR tour in Russia. This week we follow her journey through historical Pskov … Continue reading

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Photo Showcase – Mighty Moscow

In November our very own Christine Fleitz travelled to Russia on our 7 day Back in the USSR tour and she returned with some insightful images. This photo showcase looks at her time spent in Moscow, with shots of the changing … Continue reading

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Photo Showcase – Russian Revolution

In June our own Katrina Nitarski travelled to Russia on our 9 day Russian Revolution group tour. Kicking off in St Petersburg, Katerina gives us a glimpse of her time spent in Russia, travelling through the ancient city of Novgorod and … Continue reading

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Video of the Week – Touch Russia

There is more to travel than just seeing; from curious smells, quirky flavours, unfamiliar sounds, and new feelings, travel engages all of the senses. This week’s video pick focuses on the last sense, as Cody White travels to Russia on … Continue reading

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Snowy tales from the land of the Soviets!

Explore Russia through these amazing set of photos from our very own Trevor Bone. Taken in back-and-white, they breathe a bit of cold-war nostalgia – and Trevor’s commentary on each offer an interesting insight into the unique and tumultuous history … Continue reading

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Video of the Week: Beijing to Moscow by Train

Beijing to Ulaanbataar to Moscow. Over 7500 km of amazing scenery and life in one five minute video, beautifully shot with a fab Mongolian soundtrack. What’s not to love about this video? Makes us yearn to be back on rails!! … Continue reading

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Hidden Gems: White Night at the Museums

In the early summer months in St Petersburg, the sun doesn’t really set. The city is so far inside the Arctic Circle that it enjoys weeks of virtually continuous daylight. Russians call this time of year the season of the … Continue reading

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Video of the Week: St Petersburg Time-lapse

St Petersburg is the jewel in Russia’s crown, a city of canals that is reminiscent in many ways of Venice. The tsars ruled their empire here for centuries until the revolution in 1917 – putting the city high up on … Continue reading

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12 Top Travel Destinations to see in 2013 – Part 2

It’s part 2 of our series on the best places to see in 2013. What’s top of your travel list for 2013? Check out Part 1 in the series for more inspiration. 7. Russia With a rich history stretching back … Continue reading

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Photo Showcase – Our Top 10 World Wonders

When it comes to the Top 10 World Wonders, (or even ten top world wonders, not even the top ten) opinion is no doubt divided. But we’re sure no one can really disagree that these are some of the world’s … Continue reading

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