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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.

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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Festival Spotlight: 3 top festivals in Russia

Here’s our pick of Russian festivals coming up in the next few months. Have you been to any of these festivals? Leave your tips below. City Day (Den’ Goroda), Red Square Every year in the first week of September, Muscovites … Continue reading

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Festivals, art, history & culture: Russia revealed.

Olga Seredina is a tour guide in Russia who has been working with us for two years. We asked her to tell us a little bit more about herself, how she became a tour guide what it’s like showing Russia … Continue reading

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Travel Round-up: Tours to Russia

Russia is a country of huge proportions – covering nine time zones and taking up the vast majority of the Asian continent, there is a wealth of culture and history for travellers to absorb. If you’re thinking of heading to … Continue reading

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Back in the USSR – Moscow the Soviet way

In a city obsessed with sushi, designer hand bags and partying with Ukrainian models, travel author Peter Moore went to Moscow to see how much of the Soviet spirit remained. Here are his tips on getting back to the USSR. … Continue reading

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