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Russian Fashion: 19th Century Fashion to Modern Clothing Style

Russia is a country with a long history and traditional clothing reflects it in many ways. Up to the reforms of Peter the Great in the mid-18th century, a traditional Russian costume was very recognizable. It is difficult to say when the history of traditional clothing began in Russia. But we know well what Rurikoviches…

How to Spend 3 Days in Moscow

After collecting tones of documents, filling endless visa applications, and other electronic forms, going through numerous interviews and passing the most frightening border officer in your life, you are finally here, in Russia. And each minute you spend on this land must worth all the effort you put to come here! But what to start…

How Russians Celebrate Maslenitsa: Profound Guide

What is Maslenitsa? You may call it ‘Russian Mardi Gras’ or even ‘Beltane’. And there are many other analogs: ‘Fastelovend’ in Cologne, ‘Fassenacht’ in Mainz, Carnival in Rhineland and other similar celebrations in the Czech Republic, Denmark, and England. Maslenita is a holiday that highlights the beginning of spring. According to ancient traditions, each day…

Meet our local guide: Yana

On how you’ve become a tour guide Do you believe in destiny? I do. I believe that certain things are destined to happen in our lives. Being a tour guide for me is one of such things. I took numerous career tests at school, and every one of them showed that I should be a…

Meet our local guide: Tanya

On how she became a tour guide At the age of 12, I realized that I want to travel. It immediately brought me to the idea of becoming a journalist. Getting a degree in journalism made me realize that I won’t travel much and may end up writing the same news all over again. I…

Safety in Moscow: how to avoid unpleasant situations

Safety is one of the biggest concerns for every traveler, especially when it comes to visiting a country as enigmatic, as Russia. Russia might not have a reputation of a safe country, but honestly, you don’t have to worry about crime and violence, especially in central areas, and Moscow is a very safe city and…

Top 10 Myths About Russia

“Russia is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside enigma” Winston Churchill The job of tour guide means not only to talk about the history and show famous attractions. The goal of a tour guide is also to show real Russian culture, traditions and to break stereotypes. Of course, I’m ready for some funny questions…

10 Alternative Souvenirs From Russia

What to do if you can buy a “Matryoshka” and a samovar in the souvenir shops worldwide, and you really want to bring an outstanding souvenir from Russia? Of course, you can find some alternatives! National Russian hats are recognizable around the world. Almost every tourist in Moscow considers it his duty to buy “Ushanka”…

All You Wanted to Know About Victory Day in Russia

Why May 9 Is Such an Important Date in Russia? May 9 – Victory Day in the war with Nazi Germany is one of the most glorious holidays in Russia. Why is this military holiday so important? In the Berlin operation of 1945, which became the final in the Great Patriotic War, more than 2.5…

A Guide to Moscow’s May Festivals 2021

The calendar of holidays in Russia is quite intense. On the one hand, it is connected with the great history of the country, on the other hand, Russians just love holidays! Russia’s holiday calendar is a great reflection of its diverse history, many public and patriotic holidays date back to Soviet times. In Russia, traditions…