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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.

A Frosty Photo Showcase – winter on the Trans-Siberian

One of our travellers went with us on a Trans-Siberian train journey last December and had these amazing photos of snowy Mongolia – and a few of Russia – to share with us. Enjoy!

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James Bond Breakaways

Being a secret agent clearly has its perks. Obviously, there are the cars. Then there’s the gadgetry. Then there’s the expense account that will guarantee some memorable nights out. And of course there are the beautiful ladies. But as a … Continue reading

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Photo Showcase – a magical New Year in Red Square

Last year photographer Chris Manuel (chrismanuelphotography.com) went with us on a New Year tour to Russia as one of our competition winners. In celebration of Russia Day in our UK office, we take a look at some memorable moments from … Continue reading

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Moscow – city of beautiful women

Liz Light takes a trip to magnificent Moscow and discovers the hotspots to see – and in which to be seen. Moscow; city of beautiful women.  I have never seen so many skinny, fashionably-dressed, perfectly-groomed young women in one place, … Continue reading

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Video of the Week – Moscow Timelapse

Here’s a superb video from Moscow to kick-start your Monday! This time-lapse video shows off a side to Russia’s capital that one doesn’t always see. Enjoy! Москва’2011(Moscow/Russia) from zweizwei |motion timelapse| on Vimeo. Although its winters are legendary, Moscow is actually … Continue reading

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Photo Showcase: Touring Russia in the Summertime

A member of our team just returned from the Russia Revolution tour and had these super photos to share. Starting in St Petersburg, the tour takes you through Novgorod, one of Russia’s oldest cities, and onward to the legendary city … Continue reading

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Video of the Week – MiniLook Kiev

One of the oldest cities in all of Eastern Europe and the capital of the Ukraine, Kiev is filled with museums, monasteries, cathedrals and other fascinating features that illustrate its rich cultural history. A beautiful city with peaceful city parks … Continue reading

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Photos from a Wintry Russian wonderland – New Year in Red Square

Photographer Chris Manuel (www.chrismanuelphotography.com) was one of the winners of last year’s XMAS Competition, in which we awarded a festive tour to a photographer and a blogger. Chris went to Russia with us and took some stunning shots. Take a … Continue reading

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Soundtrack to travel – five tracks about places we love.

We’re gearing up for the weekend, and to help us along here are five of the best travel tracks. We decided to focus on tracks that actually contain the name of a destination, rather than any old road-tripping song. Did … Continue reading

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Photo gallery: Russia’s top spots and experiences

Red Square, Moscow. The iconic St Basil’s Cathedral, with its brightly coloured, twisted onion domes, is one of Russia’s most recognisable sights. Located on Red Square opposite the Kremlin, the famous cathedral was commissioned by Ivan the Terrible in 1552 … Continue reading

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