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Baikal Diving: the Lake from inside

Yes, you’ve already learned what Baikal is. This is an incredibly beautiful lake in Siberia, it is fresh, clean and rich in its flora and fauna. And there is only one way to get to know Baikal even better – to dive in Baikal!   a person swimming underwater

Boost your energy! 7 videos that will inspire you to come to Russia

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So far, the most extreme thing in our life is a trip to the local store nearby or a walk with a dog, we offer to overcome the lack of adventure with our selection of great youtube films made in Russia.  We selected 8 videos from trips to different parts of Russia. We recommend making…

An unforgettable experience in the Republic of Buryatia

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Untypical Russia: Buryatia Have you heard about the Republic of Buryatia region before? To locate it on the map, you need to turn your head right to the Eastern Siberia, find Lake Baikal and spot a dot with the name Ulan-Ude next to it. It’s to the southeast of Baikal. Found it? Ulan-Ude is the…

Trans-Siberian Railway Packing list

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While we are getting ready for the new trip, making a travel plan, reservations of accommodation and flights, booking tours, there is one more quite challenging task: to make the list of things to pack with you. Especially if it is the Trans-Siberian Railway packing list!  The same task I had a year ago, during…

Is Maslenitsa a Russian Mardi Gras?

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Soon all over the world there will be the smell of delicious pancakes in the air, because the Maslenitsa holiday is just around the corner.  But what is Maslenitsa? For someone, it is associated with fun and mass celebrations, someone sees in it one of the stages of preparation for the Great Lent.  All the…

Cool facts about the Altai Mountains

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Altai … This word was used to call a vast mountainous country in the center of the Asian continent. Now this country covers an area of Mongolia, Russia, Kazakhstan, and China. The Altai Territory area is 92,000 square kilometers. Everyone should visit the Altai Mountains at least once in their life. It has everything: snowy peaks,…

Russian animals. Meet Arctic Fox, Siberian Tiger, and Polar Bear.

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Russian animals reaches 125 thousand species. Their number increases in the direction from north to south. In the green forests, there are a large number of different herbivores and birds. It’s the home for arctic fox, siberian tiger, and polar bear. Let’s learn about the life of wild animals, who live in Russian forests. Arctic…

Russian E-visa Guide

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Want to plan your Russia tour with minimum effort, money, and paperwork? We have very good news for you! Starting in October 2019 if you are a citizen of these 53 countries, you will be able to visit St Petersburg with a free electronic visa (Russian e-visa). For now, citizens of these 53 countries have…

10 interesting facts about the Trans-Siberian Railway

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The Trans-Siberian Railway has attracted travelers from different countries for more than a century now. Taking a Trans-Siberian train is one of the most exciting journeys in the world, and there is a big chance it is on your bucket list after you saw a documentary or a travel blog post about this unique train…

TOP 6 places in Moscow to experience Soviet Russia

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One of Moscow historians once said that two powers influenced the way Moscow looked today. Those powers were communism and capitalism. Opposite from Saint Petersburg, where royal heritage created a unique atmosphere of a European capital, Moscow is full of reminders about a country that does not exist anymore, the Soviet Union. Below you will…