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Moscow Neighborhood: Zamoskvorechye

Meet Zamoskvorechye – one of our favorite districts in central Moscow, the beautiful open-air museum of old nobility mansions, a lively area of street musicians, cozy cafes and low skyline.  Despite its close location to Red Square, it is not touristy at all, neither it is glamorous. Thanks to that in Zamoskvorechye we still can…

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…

Moscow transport

The fastest-growing city in Europe Moscow hardly can come to your mind when thinking about the city of Hitech and innovations. However, the growing economy and interest of foreign investment in the last 10 years catalyzed the progress and made Moscow the top city of the future in Eastern Europe and №6 among all European…

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…

Moscow street art

  Moscow Graffiti When traveling to Moscow, people might expect to see conservative, grey and rather boring city, stuck in the past and surrounded by one-type box-like buildings. Or they might imagine gorgeous Red Square and Kremlin walls beautifully lighted up at night, legendary Nikolskaya street and stunning view on the city from Sparrow hills….

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…

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