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Baikal and Irkutsk: What does it taste like?

No matter where we go, we try some of the most traditional dishes and drinks. Irkutsk region neighbors Buriyat republic so we got used to seeing the Buriyats dishes on our tables. In this article, you’ll find out what not to miss visiting Baikal lake and Irkutsk. We have asked different local people the same…

5 most popular Russian cuisine recipes that everybody can cook

When we travel around the world we always visit new restaurants or meet locals to learn more about local food as it is part of the culture of any country. Our tourists always ask for advice on what food to try, what are the most popular Russian cuisine recipes. Some tourists join our home-cooking class…

Best places to eat cheap and fast food in Moscow. Part 2

In Best places to eat fast and cheap in Moscow. Part 1 article we described fast food restaurants and markets with fashionable fast casual food stalls. As you already know they have quite a history behind them. Those places are great if you need to grab a bite while you are on the go. But…

Best places to eat fast and cheap food in Moscow. Part 1

For many years Moscow has been included in the top 20 most expensive cities in the world. Forbes put Russia’s capital on the 3rd place in the world rating of the cities where billionaires live. According to the magazine 73 richest people of the world lived in Moscow in 2017. But even if you are…

Trans-Siberian Railroad Tour Food

  Do you want to feel what Russian cuisine is? Have you ever tried Russian food? Original Beef Stroganoff, Chak-Chak, Rye Bread, Pelmeni, Ukha, Pozy? The legendary Trans-Siberian Railroad Tour provides a great opportunity not only to see how big and diverse Russia is but also to try it with its various food. Russian Food on…

What is Easter in Russia?

  Easter is coming and while Orthodox Christians spend a Holy week, the last week of Lent which is the time of preparation for Pascha (Easter), the Western Church (both Catholic and Protestant) have already celebrated this amazing day! We found out, that Russian Orthodox traditions of celebrating Easter differ from those of the Western…

Home Cooking with local family

We say that the most enjoyable way to learn about the country’s culture and modern life will be to visit the local’s home. Home cooking together or chatting over the kitchen table about day-to-day life gives you the chance to get to know people better. The big value of such an experience is the mutual…

ExploRussia’s co-founders – vegan lifestyle on World Vegan Day

In celebration of World Vegan Day, an annual holiday established more than 20 years ago, we decided to ask our co-founders to share their experience of being vegans in Russia, their reason for this life-changing decision and finally reveal their secret family recipe of beetroot soup aka Borscht. Interview with Olga and Ruslan ExploRussia (further…

Cheburechnaya and Ryumochnaya: 100% Authentic Russia

Would you like to experience the real Russia? Not just slightly off the beaten track but really 100% authentic? If so, there is no better place to do it than in cheburechnaya and ryumochnaya. These are the names of traditional Russian small bars, which serve typical Russian snacks and alcohol at very low prices. They…

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