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Yasnaya Polyana Museum of Leo Tolstoy

Today is the 9th of September, the birthday of the greatest Russian writer Leo Tolstoy. Almost everyone who knows something about Leo Tolstoy can recall the name Yasnaya Polyana, which is the place where the author was born and lived with his whole family. Yasnaya Polyana Museum-estate is pretty close to Moscow (200 km from…

Best St Petersburg restaurants and bars

It’s not a secret anymore that Saint Petersburg already became Russia’s gastronomic and hospitality capital. Many muscovites go there to take a delicious bite in St Petersburg restaurants and enjoy an outstanding cocktail in local bars.  So, let’s start our list with people who changed the Saint Petersburg’s foodies lives. They are now running 4…

Best Coffee Shops in Moscow

You might have an image of Russia being a vodka country, or a tea country if you consider non-alcoholic drinks. We definitely love tea but it seems like its best days have passed, and now it’s coffee time! Read about the best Moscow coffee shops below! The popularity of coffee is constantly growing. On average,…

Karelia Russia Travel Guide

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Karelia, in Northern Russia, is one of Europe’s least known beauty spots. Breathtaking landscapes comprising of lakes, rivers, waterfalls, forests, unique culture, and fantastic monuments of traditional Russian architecture are just a few reasons to come. Karelia welcomes guests all year long and offers multiple attractions for adventure seekers, nature lovers, culture and history enthusiasts,…

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…

Christmas souvenirs from Russia

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If you are brave enough to visit Russia in winter, you would probably want to come back home with something that says “Yes, I made it to Russia”. Buying souvenirs in Russia may sound easy at the beginning. Every tour guide book will have a list of the best Russian souvenirs, such as Russian nesting…

Wheelchair Accessible Travel in Russia

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Accessible tourism as a separate direction in the tourism sector is growing worldwide. It gives more than 1 billion travelers with disabilities the opportunities to gain experience and explore places which were unavailable to them before. The United Nations World Tourism Organization promotes an initiative “Accessible Tourism for All” among all countries and declares that…

Tips how to enjoy Russian winter

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Today is November 2nd, in Moscow, we saw the first snow already not to tell about Siberia. The first snowflakes are a signal of coming winter and cold weather of course. But cold weather is not the reason to become gloomy. Quite the contrary most people are happy because it is a great chance to…

6 inspiring facts about Altai Mountains

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Start packing your luggage! We present 6 facts about Altai Mountains, after which one can not but wish to explore these places. Of course, we could just post the photos of Altai and who once saw them could not remain indifferent and start planning the tour to Altai Mountains. But we would like to share…