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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.

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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Team Kevan on the Trans-Siberian train

Katie and Evan leave Moscow to cross a third of the globe on the legendary Trans-Siberian railway. Cue large amounts of vodka, a strange smurf-like Finnish man, one or two visa issues and a large helping of relief on arrival in … Continue reading

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The changing face of Russia

News & Sport Editor of TNT Magazine Tom Sturrock returns to write for us, this time with a fascinating account of Moscow’s changing identity. On the eastern side of Red Square, the GUM – pronounced goom – stands out, even … Continue reading

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We made it to Moscow!

After sightseeing in St. Petersburg, Katie and Evan catch the train from St. Petersburg to Novgorod and onward to Moscow, and take a lesson in vodka consumption along the way. It’s the ultimate Russian adventure! Our daytime train from St. Petersburg … Continue reading

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Winter festivities in Russia’s Red Square

Here’s a look back at New Year’s Eve in Red Square from Andy. Hard to believe it was only a month ago! For New Year’s Eve 2010 I had the wonderful opportunity to be in Red Square, Moscow. An extraordinary … Continue reading

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Rocking in Russia!

After studying the Emancipation of the Serfs, the Cold War and the Cuban Missile Crisis back in my high school days, I was really looking forward to see a land that has oodles of history. And that’s exactly what I … Continue reading

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Working out the riddle – Russia from East to West

Here’s another post from our ongoing Travel Writing competition. Thank you Esther Harper for this little gem! Send your entries in and stand a chance of winning a trip to Morocco. More details here. Armed with a travel guide, later … Continue reading

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Get your kicks in Russia

So the dust has settled on another controversial World Cup bidding campaign, and as I look past the allegations of bribery and collusion at planet FIFA, I can already appreciate how wonderful a World Cup will be in Russia in … Continue reading

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Living it up at The Ritz-Carlton Moscow

What better way to symbolise the new Russia than building The Ritz-Carlton on the site where the grim Intourist Hotel used to be. I loved the way the hotel combines the best of old Russian imperial grandeur with new Russia’s … Continue reading

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Wide-eyed wonder in Moscow & St. Petersburg

Russia is one of the most fascinating countries I have ever visited. It was a place that I had wanted to explore for years, and even when I spent 4 years working in Europe, I sadly missed the opportunity to … Continue reading

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