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Meet our local guide: Tanya

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  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….

What should I know about Moscow Transport?

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Today we want to share some information about a comprehensive system of Moscow transport. What should a traveler visiting Moscow know about public transport to feel free and be like a local? Our aim is to dispel a myth that Moscow transport is horrible and the city is immersed in the constant traffic jams with the…

May 9, Victory Day in Russia

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May 9th is the Victory day in Russia. Yesterday we celebrated the 73nd anniversary of the Great Victory of the Soviet Union over Nazi Germany in the Great Patriotic War. In fact, this national holiday is the most popular and touching holiday in Russia because there was not a family in our country that did…

ExploRussia receives a 100 review on TripAdvisor

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“Not just tour guides, but friends” this is what our tourists Vibha and Vijay from the USA, Washington DC say about ExploRussia on TripAdvisor.  We are happy to announce that the other day we’ve received a 100 review on Tripadvisor, it is a big thing for us, so we are sharing it with excitement. Vibha…

Shopping for antiques in Moscow: Best flea markets

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Not all of us are ready to spend money on standards largely offered souvenirs, such as refrigerator magnets or Russian nesting dolls (Matryoshkas). At least some of us agree to invest in a Matryoshka with a story, crafted by masters of the previous century.  Moscow flea market is the best place to find vintage and…