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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…

Baikal Dog Sledding

You can experience the overwhelming beauty of the Siberian taiga forest and Lake Baikal by covering several tens of kilometers of snowfields and transparent ice. There is a breathtaking way to get around on Lake Baikal that allows you to not only travel significant distances quickly, but also at the same time feel perfect harmony…

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 Russian banya in Moscow?

What is “banya”? source: msk.Sanduny.ru Winter is the best season to visit a traditional Russian banya.  The wet heat of it will battle the big winter freeze. Are you going to visit a bathhouse in Moscow? Here are some tips for you to enjoy your banya evening. To start from, let’s be sure that you…

Baikal: Who lives in the lake?

Baikal is a unique place in Siberia. Twice. Firstly, it is the deepest lake in the world. Secondly, Baikal is a lake in which an incredible number of unique species of animals and plants live. Get to know them? Let’s meet  Baikal For those who for some reason still haven’t heard anything about Baikal, 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…

What to bring from the world’s deepest lake Baikal? 7 ideas for you

If you travel to some remote spots on a planet such as the Irkutsk region in Russia, by your visit you contribute to the local economy. It is always better to bring from such places something unique and produced locally. If you don’t want to waste your money on boring magnets and other souvenirs made…

Museums: What to visit?

No matter what your plan or route is, you’ll get the urge to explore the city. Coming to Irkutsk before or after visiting Baikal Lake you might catch yourself on the idea to see and feel much more of the modern life of the city. In all ages, Irkutsk was considered a major cultural center…

Siberian wooden houses keep you safe from harm

Wooden architecture in Siberia The fortress of Irkutsk was founded in 1661 on the confluence of two rivers: The Angara and The Irkut. The Irkut River gave the name to the town. The location of Irkutsk was chosen very smartly – the rivers were full of fish and the forest round the fortress was rich…

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…

Lake Baikal is in trouble

The pearl of Siberia Lake Baikal is called the pearl of Siberia for its breathtaking beauty, its endemic flora, and fauna and for many other unusual features. Baikal contains 22% of all the world’s fresh water supply and 80% of Russia’s fresh drinking water. That is why the lake is also called the water well…

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…

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