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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.

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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Travelling Trans Siberian style

Taking the Trans Siberian train conjures up images of gently rolling across the Siberian countryside, watching life go by as you sit back on your bunk and relax. The reality before you reach that point is a lot more chaotic! … Continue reading

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Moscow’s finest Metro …

If you’ve run out of churches and historical buildings to visit in Moscow, then step down underground to explore “the most beautiful transport system in the world”. Moscow underground system is really unique. It is the world’s second most heavily used … Continue reading

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Freedom tastes of reality….

I’m at the airport, reflecting on my time in St Petersburg before the quick flight back to London.  It’s been an inspiring and energising trip.  You can’t escape the vibe of St Petes – cosmopolitan, very European and inescapably Russian … Continue reading

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The On The Go Travel Writing Competition

We’re very proud to introduce the very first post in the Travel Writing Competition. First up we have Mr. Sam Oiberman, who sent us this inspired piece about the city of Moscow. If you’ve got a piece you’d like to … Continue reading

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Russia rocks all the way from Moscow to St. Petersburg!

I had a fabulous time on my recent tour of Russia. The tour leader, Victoria Romanenkova was absolutely brilliant. I cannot put in words how excellent she is. She is a real asset to On The Go. Her knowledge is … Continue reading

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Russian governor in trouble over earthworm salad tweet.

Russian governor Dmitry Zelenin found himself in serious trouble with the Kremlin after posting a message on Twitter which read ‘Such happens even in the Alexandrovsky Hall [in the Great Kremlin Palace]. Together with beef, a salad with live earthworms … Continue reading

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Russia turns to action hero for high-tech advice… and Twitter love.

For those of you who doubted Twitter’s power as a mass-communication tool, consider the recent exchanges between Arnold Schwarzenegger and Russian president Dmitry Medvedev. Arnie is visiting Russia ahead of plans to develop a flourishing high-tech industry similar to that … Continue reading

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