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Decembrists and their wives: Who and why?

https://pikabu.ru/story/dekabristyi_i_nizhnie_chinyi_5585005 The emperor of Russia Alexander I was dead Before people could shout out “the king is dead, long live the king”, on the 14th  of December (26th on new calendar) 1825 coup d’etat took place in the Senate Square in St. Petersburg. It was the time of interregnum between the death of Alexander I…

Where to try dumplings in Irkutsk

Strolling along the most beautiful Irkutsk streets – Karl Marx Street – you will spot a funny signboard that will make you sing, “I wanna rock! I want to rock!” And in no time you will make that gesture – your index finger and the little finger are upright and the thumb is clasped against…

Things to do in: Irkutsk

The city of Irkutsk may not be the first place you think of when the urge to travel kicks in, but we think it should be! Located in eastern Siberia, Irkutsk is home to a rich history, unique architecture, delicious food, and is in close proximity to the deepest and oldest lake in the world…

The complete guide to: Irkutsk travel

Located in Eastern Siberia, Irkutsk is a fascinating place to visit and has something to offer nearly every type of traveller – from history buffs to outdoor enthusiasts to fans of unique architecture. Whether you’re planning a visit, thinking about adding the city to your must-visit list, or you’ve already set a date and booked…

One day in Irkutsk: what to do?

One day stay in the capital of Eastern Siberia. Is it enough? It will take you about 20 minutes to get from the airport to downtown. By the way, there are trolleybuses running this rout. It makes clear that Irkutsk is a quite compact city. So, one day is enough to see it all if…

Classical music in Moscow

Hello to classical music lovers from all over the world! Are you planning to visit Moscow and listen to Russian classical music, admire masterpieces by Russian composers and feel the atmosphere of world-famous Russian music halls? Then I hope you will find this article helpful. I am a musician and I want to share with…

New Year in Siberia

Everybody all over the world is looking forward to the most wonderful days of the year – Christmas and New Year holidays. These days make you feel happy because you believe all your dreams are about to come true, and some changes to the better are about to enter your life. What pops in your…

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!   photo from Travel blogger https://www.bigworldsmallsasha.com/ Dive To See Diversity You…

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…

Meet the guide: 10 Things that I love about Russia

In my life, I’ve been lucky enough to live in several countries, cities & towns. I often get asked: “Which country do you like the most?”, and I always answer that I love them all and that each place has its advantages. But today I would like to talk about Russia. Here are 10 things…

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