Winter Palace in Saint Petersburg

What is the winter palace in St. Petersburg? The current Winter Palace is the sixth version of a winter residence of the Russian royal family. Previous constructions were either too small or were...

Where is Petrograd in Russia?

What is Petrograd? For some time in its history (1914-1924) St. Petersburg was known as Petrograd. Upon entering the First World War in 1914, Emperor Nicholas II signed a special act to rename...

Old New Year in Russia

Did you know that Russians not only celebrate New Year on the night of 31st December and 1st January, they also have a special, however, unofficial celebration for Old New Year two weeks...

Moscow vs Saint Petersburg

The rivalry between Moscow and Saint Petersburg has started a long time ago, probably at the time the two cities were founded. A lot of people argue about which city is better for...

5 new places to see in beautiful Siberia

You have probably heard of Siberia. It is a part of Russia that takes more than 70% of its territory. Siberia has beautiful landscapes, breathtaking views and a huge variety of rare animals...

Top things to do in Sochi all year round

If you ask a hundred Russians about the best place to spend a vacation in Russia, most of them would probably tell you that Sochi is the place to go. This seaside city...

Lake Baikal, Siberia – a natural wonder

If you’ve always imagined Russian Siberia as a cold, deserted place with not much to see except for forests that stretch for tens of thousands of kilometers, we’re about to break this stereotype....

Top 4 places to visit around Saint Petersburg

If you’re planning a trip to Saint Petersburg, Russia, there’s probably already a ton of places to see on your list already. The city is gorgeous and full of art, culture and history,...

Top 5 best Russian night clubs

Russian nightlife hasn’t had a very long history. The country was part of the Soviet Union for many decades and there were no night clubs in the Soviet Union, of course. Occasionally, there...

Follow ‘A Gentleman in Moscow’ footsteps.

Have you read “A gentleman in Moscow” – the New York Times bestseller by Yale graduate Amor Towles? Have you fell in love with this fascinating story? We invite you to take a...

The Romanovs, beginning of the dynasty.

Romanovs – the second and the last royal dynasty in Russia – was established in 1613 and ruled the country for 300 years until the revolution of 1917 when the last Romanov tzar...

Moscow behind the icons

Discover authentic lifestyle and see Moscow through the eyes of locals! Mother Russia has undergone a long history, the epicenter of which from XIV century was Moscow. And the deep history left the...

Soviet Moscow private walking tour

Discover the remnants of the communist capital of the huge Soviet empire. Our 3-hour walking tour leads along the streets and squares of the city which preserve the signs and footprints of the...

Chekhov in Moscow

“Medicine is my lawful wife and literature is my mistress, when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.” This 3-hour walking tour is designed for Russian literature lovers....

Leo Tolstoy family estate Yasnaya Polyana

Gain an in-depth and personal understanding of the Russian literary genius. Leo Tolstoy, a remarkable Russian novelist spent 50 years of his life in Yasnaya Polyana, a huge family estate 100 miles south...

Jewish Moscow

“God gave me as a Jew such a place in life—to live in Moscow” Judaism has a long history in Moscow. Despite centuries-long, deep-rooted antisemitism in Russia, raised to the level of government...

Metro system and tickets for metro in Moscow

Moscow metro is a priority transport, taking in account the population of Moscow and the fact that the streets of the city are constantly jammed with private transport. Moscow is infamous for hosting...

Moscow Kremlin and the Patriarch’s Palace

What is behind the crenelated walls of the Kremlin? Step on the cobble stones of this medieval castle, be fascinated by the grandeur of palaces and cathedrals, the astonishing Tsar-Pushka (cannon) and Tsar-Kolokol...

Moscow Kremlin and the Armory Chamber

What is behind the crenelated walls of the Kremlin? Step on the cobble stones of this medieval castle, be fascinated by the grandeur of palaces and cathedrals, the astonishing Tsar-Pushka (cannon) and Tsar-Kolokol...

Moscow Kremlin and Red Square

The Kremlin of Moscow and Red Square are by far the ultimate destination of everyone’s trip to the metropolis. This is the epicenter of the most groundbreaking episodes of the Russian history. Get...

Moscow historical center walking tour

We welcome you to Moscow and wish you the most enjoyable stay. Our introductory Moscow historical center walking tour opens up the city for the first time visitors.

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